Alteration of Electoral Institutions in Russia (Cross-Regional Analysis)

Panov P.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Head of the Department of Public Administration and History, State National Research Polytechnical University of Perm, Professor of the Department of Political Sciences, Perm State National Research University,

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2004.06.03
For citation:

Panov P.V. Alteration of Electoral Institutions in Russia (Cross-Regional Analysis) . – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No. 6. P. 16-28. (In Russ.).


In the article, an attempt has been made, of analyzing — on the basis of the institutional rational choice conception — distinctions in regional electoral institutions’ structures. Proceeding from the said conception, the author proposes a theoretical model within which these distinctions are accounted for by specific features of the corresponding regions’ political regimes. While checking — against the materials of the 2002 to 2003 electoral reform — the hypotheses advanced, he manages to elicit a fairly high degree of correlation between specific features of regional regimes and the electoral institutions established in the course of the reform. At the same time he also detects a number of “divergencies” from the theoretical model, which are indicative of a need to search for additional factors influencing political process.

Content No. 6, 2004

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