Sustainable Federalism, Democratization, and Distributive Justice

Graham Smith

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198297703
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602948 | DOI:
Sustainable Federalism, Democratization, and Distributive Justice

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The chapter is divided into three main parts. The first explores the federal process in Russia. The second examines the attempts, especially since the ending of the Chechen crisis, to develop a more coherent federal nationalities’ policy. The third, which focuses on the ethnorepublics, argues that a democratized federation offers the most effective antidote to both minority and majority primordialist nationalisms. The chapter concludes by briefly exploring the implications of Russia's particular experiment for our understanding of multicultural federalism more generally.

Keywords: ethnic groups; federalism; minority groups; multiculturalism; Russia

Chapter.  9577 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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