Administrative-territorial division in Russian Federation:
reforms and the factor of political regime

Lebedeva Ye.B.

Busygina I.M.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Director of the Center for Comparative Governance Studies, Professor, Department of Applied Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg,

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For citation:

Lebedeva Ye.B., Busygina I.M. Administrative-territorial division in Russian Federation: reforms and the factor of political regime. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No. 3. P. 45-62. (In Russ.)


Analyzed in the article is the politics of transforming administrative-territorial division in a federative state, exampled by foreign federations and by five cases of uniting subjects in the Russian Federation; revealed are the influence of the type of political regime on the process of reforms and the key factors determining the necessity of breaking the institutional balance in federative states; the main effects of territorial reforms are also analyzed.

administrative-territorial division; political regime; Russia.

Content No. 3, 2012

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