Democracy and Regional Disparity
Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Cand. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Professor, Director of the Center for Global Problems, Institute of International Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), MFA of Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org_id: 1447 |
A complex of problems related to the functioning of democratic procedures in large states is analyzed in the article. Pointing to the fact that such states are inevitably characterized, to a greater or lesser degree, by regional disparity, the author demonstrates direct relationship between the size of a country and its aptitude for quick economic development under the conditions of democracy, since in a situation of regional disparity, democratic procedures tend to hamper innovatiory activity. As the author stresses, it is in countries with transitory economy that this tendency proves particularly apparent, forming a threat to their unity.
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