About the Author
Valentina Feklyunina is a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. Her most recent publications include Russia's Authoritarian Elections (coauthored with Stephen White and others, Routledge, 2011).
Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, and holds visiting appointments at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center and the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. His recent publications include Understanding Russian Politics (Cambridge, 2011).