Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia

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Starodubtsev , A 2018 , Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia . Studies in Contemporary Russia , Routledge , Abingdon . https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315582061

Title: Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia
Author: Starodubtsev, Andrei
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 176
Belongs to series: Studies in Contemporary Russia
ISBN: 978-1-472-46150-6
978-1-315-58206-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310254
Abstract: How do Russian leaders balance the need to decentralize governance in a socially and politically complex country with the need to guarantee political control of the state? Since the early 2000s Russian federal authorities have arranged a system of political control on regional elites and their leaders, providing a "police control" of special bodies subordinated by the federal center on policy implementation in the regions. Different mechanisms of fiscal federalism and investment policy have been used to ensure regional elites’ loyalty and a politically centralized but administratively decentralized system has been created. Asking clear, direct, and theoretically informed questions about the relationship between federalism, decentralization and authoritarianism, this book explores the political survival of authoritarian leaders, the determinants of policy formulation, and theories of federalism and decentralization, to reach a new understanding of territorial governance in contemporary Russia. As such, it is an important work for students and researchers in Russian studies and regional and federal studies.
Subject: 517 Political science
decentralisation
federalism
regional policy
Russia
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