Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin's Challenge to the Republics

@article{Alexander2004FederalRI,
  title={Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin's Challenge to the Republics},
  author={James Alexander},
  journal={Demokratizatsiya},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={233-263}
}
The development of the Russian federal system has been marked by conflict, co-optation, and consensus. Emerging from the generally unitary Russian republic within a formally federal but largely unitary Soviet Union, post-Soviet Russia began its development as a federal system with little experience and few institutional structures salvageable from the earlier system. The patchwork Soviet-era constitution adapted to the newly independent political system was insufficiently clear to structure… 

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