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Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation <i>Neil Melvin</i>

Neil Melvin

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276141
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276145.003.0011
Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation  Neil Melvin

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Putin’s reform of the Russian Federation can be viewed as both promoting and restricting democracy. While moves to challenge the democracy of Russia’s regions can be seen as a positive step, considerable doubts remain about whether the reforms involved gains in terms of democracy and effectiveness. Beyond increased stability, there is little evidence that the regional reforms fundamentally altered the networks of political and economic relationships that underpinned regional activism and the non-democratic regimes of many regions in the 1990s.

Keywords: Vladimir Putin; Russian Federation; federal reform; Russia; democracy

Chapter.  11943 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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