Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Michael McFaul; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: Russia; Vladimir Putin; "Market Authoritarianism"
The re-emergence of Russian autocracy under Vladimir Putin has coincided with economic growth but has not caused it. Whatever the apparent gains of Russia under Putin, they would have been greater if democracy had survived.