Political culture and civil society in Russia and the new states of Eurasia

  title={Political culture and civil society in Russia and the new states of Eurasia},
  author={Vladimir Tismăneanu},
What are the near- and long-term prospects for the establishment of democratic polities in the Soviet successor states? In seeking to answer this question the best indicator would be the healthy development of civil societies of the region, with a growing capacity to assume social responsibility and exact government accountability. The chapters in this volume examine the evolving political cultures of the post-Soviet states. 
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