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Just how different is the political culture of Russia’s power elite from that of Western decision-makers? To resolve this question, Susan Stewart focuses on the elite’s attitudes towards 1) legal and legislative legitimacy; 2) what constitutes the national interest and public good; 3) the relative importance of truth and history in a society; and 4) the acceptability of violence as an instrument of policy. After probing these areas, Stewart concludes that Russia’s self-interested political elite routinely instrumentalizes them.

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Author Susan Stewart
Series SWP Research Papers
Issue 7
Publisher Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
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