Vladimir Gel’man’s Definition of Political Regime

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Vladimir Gel’man's Definition of Political Regime
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Question One
Vladimir
Gel’man
offers this definition of political regime: “a special type of political ‘game’ that includes two basic elements: (1) a set of political actors (‘players’) who control the resources available to them and utilize particular strategies to accomplish their goals; and (2) an aggregate set of institutions or ‘rules of the game,’ which impose limitations and create incentives for the actions of the political actors” (6). With this kept in mind, the defining features of the Soviet-style political regime can be found through an exploration of the nature of these ‘aggregate set of institutions.’ Those aggregate institutions may be further articulated through...
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.....e new social movements are typically driven by a youthful demographic that had not previously been considered a major political player. Traditional conceptions of power are no longer viable.
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