-Soviet authoritarian leadershipsuccession was carried out in the same institutionalized manner, the Putin–Medvedev tandem in 2008–2012 being a case in point.
Dynastic succession was effectively orchestrated in Azerbaijan in 2003 before and after the death of the first post-independence leader.
rule under both presidents, though, it is unclear if and for how long political elites would abide by constitutional directives.
Leadershipsuccession in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan need not be chaotic. The Turkmenistan case demonstrates that, even in the most autocratic environments and even in the
functioning formal and informal institutions, in particular with respect to leadershipsuccession. In Russia, the regime of Vladimir Putin has step-by-step dismantled the electoral institutions that existed under Boris Yeltsin, making them unfit as a tool to ensure interest representation, negotiated
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?; The East European Policy Agenda; Beyond the Brezhnev Doctrine: Can Moscow Meet the Challenge?; and Epilogue; Can, or Should, Europe Overcome Its Division?). Two appendices, "Chronology of East European Events," and "Soviet and East European LeadershipSuccessions, 1945-1987," which provide some very
successfully constrained by law-based institutions. The “crisis” of post-communist Russian democracy, thus, is a continuation of this deep-seated dilemma. And leadershipsuccession provides the event that most likely precipitates crisis. Sakwa makes a persuasive case that the analytical lens of “crisis
suggests how the TBC can be applied to contemporary Pentecostals, who demand more complex issues (family breakdowns, inequality, environmental devastation, and so on) and are struggling with new problems (leadershipsuccession, moral failure, financial misdemeanors, and sex scandals) in the context
discussion o f lineal versus lateral leadershipsuccession to the next. This single methodological f r a m e w o r k bears virtually the whole weight o f the book, yet it seems to work. There are nuggets o f insight. W e find, for instance, that Chinggis Khan's untypical preference for decisive battle was