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

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

Panov P.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Polit. Sci.), Leading Researcher, Perm Federal Research Center, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences,

elibrary_id: 77223 | ORCID: 0000-0002-0759-7618 | RESEARCHER_ID: O-2160-2016

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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