Taylor & Francis Publishing The development of Russian democracy has been a gradual process of maturation punctuated by dramatic events. This text examines events such as the first free elections, the Russian parliament's resistance to the 1991 coup, and the bloody confrontation with the military in 1993.
Book News Revised versions of papers originally prepared for a conference at Harvard U. in October 1993, with an additional paper not presented at that time. While the papers focus on Russian legislative development from 1990 to 1993, they are updated to indicate the relevance of their findings for understanding the course of legislative development after the abolition of the soviets in October 1993. The introductory chapter offers a theoretical framework for analyzing the development of legislative systems, along with an overview of events of the entire period 1990-1995. The concluding chapters address the broad implications of this research for comparative political theory and for the future of Russia. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.