POL 332 Putin Debate As Russia struggles with the instability of their democracy, the impact that the leaders have on the current structure and on Russias in store(predicate) is unknown. Putin has so far strengthened his presidential power. We do non know how he will apply this power. He is reason out to conservatives and advocates tough authority. He is not much of a democrat and he is skeptical about democracy. I cannot give a precise definition simply it seems to resemble Gaullist ideologyÂ (Vladimir Ryzhkov: sovereign Deputy of the Duma). This instability is largely due to the fact that it is ill-defined as to the path that Putin will choose: democratic or authoritative. Given the background of Putin and his lack of democratic knowledge, he is disceptation towards authoritarianism thus favoring a strong state to direct over the Russian people.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The first and most notable modelling of Putins lack of a democratic mentality is his history and his involvements in the Soviet structures that lead many critics to say that the KGB is sitting in the Presidents chair. Given Putins fifteen-year voluntary employment in the KGB and his experiences as a Soviet spy, it is clear that his actions are driven by secrecy, inaccessibility, and non-transparency. In addition, he was educated in a St. Petersburg University that was a planning ground for Soviet political elite.
Secrecy has been a invariable theme in Putins career. The portrait that emerges from people that have worked with Putin is of a highly disciplined professional who claims to support Western ways, but whose actions point to a preference for state interferenceÂ (Matloff: Christian Science Monitor). At the time that Putin took office, the Chechen conflict was at its height and the Russian state had badly deteriorated. The choice to touch Putins succession to the Presidency was made...
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