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McFaul, Michael 1963-

Works: 144 works in 376 publications in 2 languages and 13,008 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Autobiographies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, 070, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E183.8.R9, 320.947
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Most widely held works by Michael McFaul
Power and purpose : U.S. policy toward Russia after the Cold War by James M Goldgeier( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union, and later Russia, during the tumultuous and uncertain period following the end of the cold war. It examines how American policymakers - particularly in the executive branch - coped with the opportunities and challenges presented by the new Russia." "Understanding how three U.S. administrators dealt with critical policy questions is vital in assessing not only America's Russia policy, but also efforts that might help to transform and integrate other former adversaries in the future."--Jacket
Popular choice and managed democracy : the Russian elections of 1999 and 2000 by Timothy J Colton( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite financial crisis, a national security emergency in Chechnya, and cabinet instability, Russian voters unexpectedly supported the status quo. The elected lawmakers prepared to cooperate with the executive branch, a gift that had eluded President Boris Yeltsin since he imposed a post-Soviet constitution by referendum in 1993. When Yeltsin retired six months in advance of schedule, the presidential mantle went to Vladimir Putin - a career KGB officer who fused new and old ways of doing politics. Putin was easily elected President in his own right." "This book demonstrates key trends in an extinct superpower, a troubled country in whose stability, modernization, and openness to the international community the West still has a huge stake."--Jacket
Advancing democracy abroad : why we should and how we can by Michael McFaul( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After eight years of President Bush's trumpeting the virtues of promoting freedom and democracy abroad but achieving limited results, many Americans have grown suspicious of democratic development as a goal of American foreign policy. As a new administration reviews the role democratization will play in its foreign policy, distinguished Stanford University political scientist and Hoover Institution senior fellow Michael McFaul calls for a reaffirmation of democracy's advance as a goal of U.S. foreign policy and sets out a radically new course to achieve it. In Advancing Democracy Abroad, McFaul explains how democracy provides a more accountable system of government, greater economic prosperity, and better security compared with other systems of government. He then shows how Americans have benefited from the advance of democracy abroad in the past, and speculates about security, economic, and moral benefits for the United States from potential democratic gains around the world. The final chapters explore past examples of successful democracy promotion strategies and outline proposals for effectively supporting democratic development in the future."--pub. desc
Between dictatorship and democracy : Russian post-communist political reform by Michael McFaul( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past two decades, Russian leaders have attempted to launch a series of political reforms purportedly aimed at moving the country toward democracy. Have these reforms taken hold? If not, what kind of political regime will sustain in post-Soviet Russia? How has Vladimir Putin's rise to power influenced the country's course? The authors seek to give a comprehensive answer to these fundamental questions about the nature of Russian politics
Russia's unfinished revolution : political change from Gorbachev to Putin by Michael McFaul( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, dictators ruled Russia. Tsars and Communist Party chiefs were in charge for so long some analysts claimed Russians had a cultural predisposition for authoritarian leaders. Yet, as a result of reforms initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev, new political institutions have emerged that now require election of political leaders and rule by constitutional procedures. Michael McFaul—described by the New York Times as "one of the leading Russia experts in the United States"—traces Russia's tumultuous political history from Gorbachev's rise to power in 1985 through the 1999 resignation of Boris Yeltsin in favor of Vladimir Putin. McFaul divides his account of the post-Soviet country into three periods: the Gorbachev era (1985-1991), the First Russian Republic (1991–1993), and the Second Russian Republic (1993–present). The first two were, he believes, failures—failed institutional emergence or failed transitions to democracy. By contrast, new democratic institutions did emerge in the third era, though not the institutions of a liberal democracy. McFaul contends that any explanation for Russia's successes in shifting to democracy must also account for its failures. The Russian/Soviet case, he says, reveals the importance of forging social pacts; the efforts of Russian elites to form alliances failed, leading to two violent confrontations and a protracted transition from communism to democracy. McFaul spent a great deal of time in Moscow in the 1990s and witnessed firsthand many of the events he describes. This experience, combined with frequent visits since and unparalleled access to senior Russian policymakers and politicians, has resulted in an astonishingly well-informed account. Russia's Unfinished Revolution is a comprehensive history of Russia during this crucial period
The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs by Michael McFaul( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demise of communism in the Soviet Union could not have occurred without the activism of dissident, anticommunist leaders who created and nourished a climate in which ordinary Russians gained the courage to stand up to and defeat communist control. But with communism ousted, what new form of government and what new leaders will emerge in Russia, a society that has never known democracy? Michael McFaul, a research associate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, and Sergei Markov, an assistant professor at Moscow State University, interviewed anti-communist leaders and collected the documents of anticommunist parties in the months preceding and immediately following the August 1991 attempted coup d'etat. To examine the range of the political spectrum in Russia, they also talked to procommunist leaders who emerged to oppose Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, nationalist and anti-Semitic leaders of movements such as Pamyat', labor unions, Christian movements, and organizations opposed to the division of the Soviet Union. What emerges is a kaleidoscope of leaders with distinct ideas on key issues facing Russia: how to reform the economy, what role the market should play in a new economic system, how to respond to growing demands from non-Russian republics for independence, what leaders can be trusted, what Russia's relations with the West should be, and what form of government would be best for Russia. Gathered here are essays offering historical background on the parties, selected interviews with prominent members of these groups, and important party documents. Whether democracy will flourish in Russia remains in question. The parties profiled here, actively involved in the debate over Russia's future, offer readers an insider's look into contemporary Russian politics
After the collapse of communism : comparative lessons of transition( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explicitly tallies the gains and losses to post-Soviet countries of the last ten years as well as compares the post-Soviet experience implicitly and explicitly with that of other developing countries. Each essay blends political science theory with fresh empirical analysis."--Jacket
Russia's 1996 presidential election : the end of polarized politics by Michael McFaul( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Boris Yeltsin - judged by most analysts and politicians the obvious underdog going into the 1996 Russian presidential election - emerge as the clear winner? Was Yeltsin's landslide reelection as free and fair as it appeared? In June 1996, for the first time in a thousand years, Russian citizens were given the chance to select their head of state in a democratic election. Yet the reformist incumbent, Boris Yeltsin, seemed poised for certain defeat at the hands of the Communist Party leader Gennadii Zyuganov; six months earlier, in parliamentary elections, Russian voters resoundingly rejected proreformist candidates in favor of those from the Communist Party and Vladimir Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Michael McFaul Analyzes three major factors that combine to explain why Yeltsin's victory should have been expected, namely, the "revolutionary" nature of the electorate's choices, polarizing and consolidating effects of the presidential election itself, and the superior, modern campaign strategy of Boris Yeltsin. In addition to the analysis, McFaul offers possible scenarios for Russia's next presidential election, as well as the potential future of democratic consolidation in Russia
Post-communist politics : democratic prospects in Russia and Eastern Europe by Michael McFaul( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in orange : the origins of Ukraine's democratic breakthrough by Anders Åslund( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the role of former president Kuchma and the oligarchs, societal attitudes, the role of the political opposition and civil society, the importance of the media, and the roles of Russia and the West"--Provided by publisher
Democracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist world by Valerie Bunce( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together scholars working on Eastern Europe and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. Its essays draw important conclusions about rise, development, and breakdown of both democracy and dictatorship in each country and together provide a rich comparative perspective on the post-Communist world. The first democratic wave to sweep this region encompasses rapid rise of democratic regimes from 1989 to 1992 from ashes of Communism and Communist states. The second wave arose with accession to the European Union (beginning in the late 1990s and culminating in 2004 to 2007) and the third, with the electoral defeat of dictators (1996 to 2005) in Croatia, Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine. Although these three waves took place in different countries and involved different strategies, they shared several commonalities. International factors played a role in all three waves, as did citizens demanding political change. Each wave revealed victorious democrats but also highly resourceful authoritarians
Transitions to democracy : a comparative perspective( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As demonstrated by current events in Tunisia and Egypt, oppressive regimes are rarely immune to their citizens' desire for democratic government. Of course, desire is always tempered by reality; therefore how democratic demands are made manifest is a critical source of study for both political scientists and foreign policy makers. What issues and consequences surround the fall of a government, what type of regime replaces it, and to what extent are these efforts successful? Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul have created an accessible book of fifteen case studies from around the world that will help students understand these complex issues. Their model builds upon Guillermo O'Donnell, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead's classic work, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, using a rubric of four identifying factors that can be applied to each case study, making comparison relatively easy. Transitions to Democracy yields strong comparisons and insights. For instance, the study reveals that efforts led by the elite and involving the military are generally unsuccessful, whereas mass mobilization, civic groups, and new media have become significant factors in supporting and sustaining democratic actors. This collection of writings by scholars and practitioners is organized into three parts: successful transitions, incremental transitions, and failed transitions. Extensive primary research and a rubric that can be applied to burgeoning democracies offer readers valuable tools and information."--Publisher's website
Promoting democracy and the rule of law : American and European strategies by A MAGEN( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are Americans and Europeans united or divided over the goal of promoting democracy and the rule of law around the globe? What strategies and instruments do they wield in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in an effort to achieve these goals? And what do their successes and failures reveal both about the challenge of encouraging the spread of freedom and the nature of American and European foreign policies in the twenty-first century? These are some of the pressing questions tackled in this volume by a distinguished group of analysts from both sides of the Atlantic. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate in detail that the US and the EU share many common features in their democracy promotion strategies, including shared 'double standards'. This is a much anticipated study - one that provides the first systematic, comparative analysis of American and European efforts to transform governance in developing countries."--Jacket
Privatization, conversion, and enterprise reform in Russia( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Russia's 1993 parliamentary elections : implications for U.S. foreign policy by Michael McFaul( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in U.S. security strategy : from promotion to support by Alexander T. J Lennon( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Russia into the 21st century( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late April 1997, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute hosted its Eighth Annual Strategy Conference. The topic for this year's conference was Russia's Future as a World Power. The concluding panel for this conference, The United States and Russia into the 21st Century, included the following two papers. In the first essay, Beyond the Cold War: Change and Continuity in U.S.-Russian Relations, Dr. R. Craig Nation argues that, for the United States, the primary challenge is to adjust to a post-Cold War world where it is difficult to justify traditional exercises of power in the absence of any imminent threat. But, for the United States, the trauma of readjustment has been mostly confined to the American defense industry and the military services themselves; and the adjustments that are being undertaken have occurred in the midst of an economy enjoying an exceptionally long and steady growth. For Russia, however, the demise of the Soviet Union was a event of unparalleled historical precedent. In the span of a few years, what was once an awesome empire, one whose interests were defended by armed forces of tremendous size and quality, fractured. Left was a truncated state, undergoing massive economic upheaval. With the exception of its armed forces and nuclear capabilities, Russia poses dangers to only a very few immediate neighbors. Dr. Nation traces the attempts of both states to come to terms with Russia's new status and to establish a new relationship. He concludes that neither a purely cooperative nor inevitably antagonistic pattern will characterize their turn-of-the- century interaction. Instead, we should anticipate a hybrid model as Russia defines its national interests through its own prism
From Cold War to Hot Peace : the inside story of Russia and America by Michael McFaul( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join President-elect Barack Obama's national security team, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious international relationships. McFaul had been studying and visiting Russia for decades, becoming one of America's preeminent scholars on the country during the first Putin era. During President Obama's first term, McFaul helped craft the policy known as "Reset," which fostered unprecedented collaboration between the two countries under Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. Later, as U.S. ambassador from 2012 to 2014, he witnessed firsthand how Vladimir Putin's new rise interrupted this era of cooperation and returned Russian-American relations to a level of hostility not known since the darkest days of the Cold War. From the outset of his ambassadorship, the Kremlin accused McFaul of being sent by Obama to foment revolution against Putin's regime. This resulting insider's account - uniquely combining history, politics and intimate personal knowledge of the corridors of power - takes us from Putin's dacha to ornate Kremlin chambers and the Oval Office, to explain how Russia really works, and why the world has entered a dangerous new era of confrontation."--Publisher's description
Primer on Russia's 1999 Duma elections( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days of defeat and victory by E. T Gaĭdar( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gaidar remains active in Russian politics, having formed his own political party, Russia's Democratic Choice. In this book, he brings his story through Yeltsin's cliffhanger re-election in 1996, and assesses the still-precarious state of the market reforms and democratic politics."--Jacket
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Popular choice and managed democracy : the Russian elections of 1999 and 2000
Popular choice and managed democracy : the Russian elections of 1999 and 2000Advancing democracy abroad : why we should and how we canBetween dictatorship and democracy : Russian post-communist political reformRussia's unfinished revolution : political change from Gorbachev to PutinAfter the collapse of communism : comparative lessons of transitionRussia's 1996 presidential election : the end of polarized politicsRevolution in orange : the origins of Ukraine's democratic breakthroughDemocracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist worldPromoting democracy and the rule of law : American and European strategies
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