Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World

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States like Russia and Ukraine may not have gone back to totalitarianism or the traditional authoritarian formula of stuffing the ballot box, cowing the population and imprisoning the opposition-or not obviously. But a whole industry of "political technology" has developed instead, with shadowy private firms and government "fixers" on lucrative contracts dedicated to the black arts of organizing electoral success. This book uncovers the sophisticated techniques of the "virtual" political system used to legitimize post ...

Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World 2005, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300095456

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