The Politics of Dominant Party Formation: United Russia and Russia's Governors

@article{Reuter2010ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Dominant Party Formation: United Russia and Russia's Governors},
  author={Ora John Reuter},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={293 - 327}
}
  • O. J. Reuter
  • Published 5 February 2010
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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