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Although his methods are hardly democratic, Putin’s efforts to strengthen the Russian state may help democracy in the long term.
M. Steven Fish is a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Volume 11, Issue 4
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Volume 15, Issue 3
The first flush of democratic hopes has faded, as the recent elections have emphasized. But the democratic idea has a foothold, and the presidential machine that swept those elections will…
Volume 20, Issue 1
A decade after the handover of their city to China, Hong Kong’s “pandemocrats” remain able to stand their ground at the ballot box.