(Problems of Post-Communism) Abstract: In Putin’s third term, official rhetoric has become a normative, moralizing discourse promoting Russian traditional values as opposed to the “moral decay” of the West. This “biopolitical turn” in Russian politics–a redefining of the boundaries of the Russian political community and extension of state sovereignty into private lives–is part of the authoritarian drift of the Russian political regime.
Andrey Makarychev and Sergei Medvedev (pages 45-54)
Problems of Post-Communism (Subscription required)
Volume 62, Issue 1, 2015