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

  title={Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin's Challenge to the Republics},
  author={James Alexander},
  • J. Alexander
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Political Science
  • Demokratizatsiya
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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