Russian Voters and Foreign Policy

White, S., Munro, N. and Rose, R. (2000) Russian Voters and Foreign Policy. Studies in Public Policy(334),

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This paper explores the relationship between the views of Russians on foreign policy issues and voting in the 1999 Duma election, using data gathered in New Russia Barometer VIII, a post-election survey of January 2000. The paper explores the differences between the foreign policy platforms of the various parties, as well as of their supporters. Discriminant function analysis shows that foreign policy issues play only a minor role in voting. Attitudes toward closer integration with the CIS and with the EU are the most divisive foreign policy issues, with Communist supporters favouring CIS integration and Yabloko and Right Forces preferring integration with Europe. Large majorities of Russians want closer relations with Belarus and Ukraine, but they are less keen on integration with other CIS states.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Munro, Dr Neil and White, Professor Stephen
Authors: White, S., Munro, N., and Rose, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Studies in Public Policy
Publisher:Centre for the Study of Public Policy
ISSN (Online):0140-8240

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