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Russia at 2020: a Neo-Leninist Hypothesis

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Current thinking about Russia’s future is dominated by two hypotheses: the official one of technocratic authoritarian modernization and the liberal market modernization advocated by the oppositional elite. I would like to expand the range of possibilities. I would also like to briefly specify the social constraints pointing toward further “de-modernization” by default and suggest the possibility for a renewed national developmentalism based on a broader social alliance. The latter might be called neo-Leninism. [...]

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Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
New York University Abu Dhabi