Content №3 от 2008

New stage of debates about federalism in Russia

The paper analyzes major opinions and evaluations of Russian experts in regional policy and federate relations concerning the issue of what model of federalism would be appropriate to Russia and what impact it would have on the spatial development of the country. As the analysis shows, the experts’ opinions are mostly defined by their evaluations of how advanced the political institutions of federalism are and to what extent they are effective. Most experts consider essential, and even inevitable, the decision making to be decentralized and the independence of regions, and municipal units to be extended.

Klistorin V. I.

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