> 29 2011 (eng) > RUSSIA NEEDS A LEADER

Gerhard Mangott
RUSSIA NEEDS A LEADER


30 2011
Russia in fact lacks public endorsement of its institutions, but suffers from deep-rooted personalized electoral support. In disregarding the important long-term stabilizing effect of institutions, Russia has so far based its public order and political realm on charismatic individuals. This track is inherently risky, because it is highly vulnerable to external shocks like economic and social crises.