Post-soviet party of power:
the «United Russia» in a comparative context


Makarenko B.I.,

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Center of Political Technologies, professor, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, bmakarenko@yandex.ru

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For citation:

Makarenko B.I. Post-soviet party of power: the «United Russia» in a comparative context . – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No 1. P. 42-65 (In Russ.)



Abstract

It is the phenomenon of dominant party in transitional societies that is considered in the article: the dominant parties’ common features, their main types and their functions in a given political system. In such comparativistic context, the author presents specific characteristics of the dominant parties in the post-Soviet states (he distinguishes them as a specific type, suggesting to raise the journalistic cliche “party of power” into the status of a political-science term, in order to bring it out). Further on, the author retraces in detail the evolution, the programmatico-political positioning and the functions of the “United Russia” party and comes to the conclusion that the tasks of Russia’s modernization demand qualitative renewal of this party.

 


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Subdiscipline: Comparative political science. – Polis. Political Studies. 2009. No1


Virtual workshop: comparative political science. – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No4


Virtual workshop: comparative political science. – Polis. Political Studies. 2002. No6

 

   

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