Eroding Democracy: Federal Intervention in Russia's Gubernatorial Elections

@article{Moraski2007ErodingDF,
  title={Eroding Democracy: Federal Intervention in Russia's Gubernatorial Elections},
  author={Bryon J. Moraski and W. Reisinger},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={603 - 621}
}
Under some conditions, electoral politics may undermine democratization, even when the elections themselves adequately meet the usual standards. To illustrate this point, the article examines the dynamics of gubernatorial elections held in the 89 regions that comprise the Russian Federation during the first term of President Vladimir Putin. The analysis considers whether pressure from the federal executive and strategic changes in election timing influenced the results of these elections. The… Expand
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