The 1999—2000 Elections in Russia: Their Impact and Legacy, Vicki L. Elections and national integration in Russia Richard Sakwa; 7. In many respects, the title of this volume understates the importance of its contribution to our understanding of the political dynamics of post-Soviet Russia. The impacts of proposed regional mergers on the northern autonomous okrugs districts of Russia are explored and discussed. The 1999-2000 elections and Russia's prospects for democracy William M.
These authoritarian enclaves under Yeltsin became models of behavior in the Putin regime, which prized deferential election results. . Putin employed a variety of resources to encourage the collaboration of regional leaders during federal elections and to sanction those who would or could not deliver these votes. While motivated by scholarly questions about authoritarianism, democracy, and the influence of subnational forces on national regime trajectories, Reisinger and Moraski also consider policy-relevant questions. These parliamentary and presidential elections were critical for the future of Russia and are highly enlightening to scholars and students of electoral politics, party development and democratization. From these elections we have learned that Russia is indeed moving toward a multi-party system; that free and fair elections can occur in Russia; that Russian campaigns will combine elements of Western and Russian styles; that regardless of the voter preferences, elections are considered important to Russians; and finally, who the likely presidential candidates will be for the 16 June 1996 presidential elections.
Resolving the problem of pre-election coordination: the parliamentary election as an elite presidential 'primary' Olga Shvetsova; 11. © 2017 by William M. He also discusses the potential political, economic, and social consequences of regional mergers for Russia's northern inhabitants. At the same time, they also provide an excellent overview of the first decade of reform in Russia, through the lens of electoral politics, and make some important conceptual linkages to the broader issues of democratization, institutional reform and public opinion. By conducting a thorough autopsy of the pivotal 1999 parliamentary and 2000 presidential elections, the contributors to The 1999—2000 Elections in Russia: Their Impact and Legacy do indeed say a great deal about the state of Russian electoral politics and political parties at the turn of the century. At the same time, victories without a traditional nationwide political party required that regional politicians help deliver votes.
Since the national regime needed dominant victories in federal legislative and presidential elections, elections were critical to the resurgence of Russian authoritarianism. The Duma elections: a step toward democracy or the elites' game? This article offers a brief assessment of the 2003 Duma and 2004 presidential elections in light of the arguments that we presented earlier in this journal concerning Russia's transition to democracy Riggs and Schraeder 2004. In that article, we concluded that, until the Russian party system re-establishes its links with society and the incentives of party elite behavior are shaped by the need to promote societal interests rather than their own, Russia's party system will continue to be dysfunctional, contributing to democratic decay as opposed to democratic consolidation. The paper begins by examining the link between federalism, diversity, and the protection of vulnerable peoples living in remote and northern regions. It focuses on the major political parties and the conduct of the campaign and concludes with a discussion of the implications of the Duma election for the future of presidential elections and Russian democratization. This book accordingly deserves serious attention by students of Russian politics, and will endure as an essential resource for the study of the critical transition from the Yeltsin to the Putin regimes. Collectively, the expertise represented by these authors extends to all the important facets of electoral politics and party development in Russia.
Television, voters, and the development of the 'broadcast party' Sarah Oates; 3. On 17 December 1995, 64. The foreign policy implications of the elections Andrei Melville; 5. This article analyses these lessons of the Duma election. Although under the Russian constitution the State Duma lacks political power compared to the executive branch of government, these elections were immensely important for the Russian political scene and for the progress of Russian democratization.
The impact of the elections on political party development M. In this volume, which was originally published in 2003, a distinguished collection of specialists analyzes the critical elections that ushered out the Boris Yeltsin era in Russia and ushered in the leadership of Vladimir Putin. Coalition politics in the New Duma Thomas Remington; 12. Following an overview of the challenges facing Russia's northern regions in the post-Soviet period, the author outlines the factors and groups that are influencing the debate over the future of the northern okrugs. Parliamentary and presidential elections in Russia: the political landscape in 1999 and 2000 Vicki L.
Parties in the Electorate: 2. The Role of Regional Power: 6. Parties, voters, and foreign policy Stephen White, Neil Munro and Richard Rose; 4. Instrumental democracy: the end of ideology and the decline of Russian political parties Stephen Hanson; 9. . . .
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