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Bell Ringer: Russia as an Illiberal Democracy

Russia as an Illiberal Democracy

Russian pro-democracy scholar Vladimir Kara-Murza describes how Putin has become both de jure and de facto dictator by subverting the principle of rule of law.

Description

Russian pro-democracy scholar Vladimir Kara-Murza describes how Putin has become both de jure and de facto dictator by subverting the principle of rule of law.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Define political legitimacy.
  • According to Vladimir Kara-Murza, why has Pres. Putin felt the need to “keep up the appearances” of a legitimate (yet authoritarian) regime?
  • What does “a pre-arranged job swap” imply about Putin’s legitimacy?
  • AP Comparative Government FRQ Practice: Describe how Russia (under Pres. Putin) acts as a hybrid of democratic and authoritarian regimes.
  • AP Comparative Government FRQ Practice: Explain how executive term limits can impact the legitimacy of a regime (democratic or authoritarian).

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • De Facto
    • De Jure
    • Democratic
    • Legitimacy
    • Plebiscite
    • Subvert

    Topics

    Comparative Government

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity