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Urban Politics and Democratisation in Russia

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This comprehensive study of local politics in Russia shows that the key reforms of local government, and the struggle to forge viable grassroots democracies have been inextricably linked to the wider struggle for power between the regions and the Kremlin, and to the specific nature of Russia's highly politicized and negotiated form of asymmetrical federalism. During the Yeltsin era all attempts to create a universal and uniform system of local-self-government in the federation were a failure. Under the protection of their constitutions and charters, and the extra-constitutional rights and powers granted to them in special bilateral treaties, regional leaders, particularly in Russia's 21 ethnic republics were able to instigate highly authoritarian regimes and to thwart the implementation key local government reforms. Thus, by the end of the Yeltsin era the number of municipalities, their type, status and powers, varied tremendously from region to region. Putin's local government reforms also need to be viewed as an integral component of his wider centralizing political agenda, and his assault on the principles and practices of federalism. With the instigation of his ?dictatorship of law? and ?power vertical?, Putin has thwarted the development of grassroots democracy and overseen the creation of local ?electoral authoritarian? regimes. Putin's new system of local self-government marks a victory for the proponents of the ?statist concept? of local self-government over those who championed the ?societal concept?, codified in Article 12 of the Russian Constitution. Overall, this book is an important resource for anyone seeking to understand politics in Putin's Russia.

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This book explores urban democracy in Russia, considering a wide range of cities of different types, and different political allegiances.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203891452
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable
Author:
Ross, Cameron
Subject:
Local government
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Russia (federation)
Subject:
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
274

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