Shadow Separatism: Implications for Democratic Consolidation (Post-Soviet Politics Series) / Edition 1

Shadow Separatism: Implications for Democratic Consolidation (Post-Soviet Politics Series) / Edition 1

by Matthew Crosston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754640906

ISBN-13: 9780754640905

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Examining autonomy in the Russian Federation, Matthew Crosston ascertains how the regional use of bilateral autonomy treaties has influenced the long-term stability, legitimacy and efficacy of the state. The study challenges some long-accepted conclusions about democratization and the devolution of power, advancing into new international arenas Riker and Dahl's…  See more details below

Overview

Examining autonomy in the Russian Federation, Matthew Crosston ascertains how the regional use of bilateral autonomy treaties has influenced the long-term stability, legitimacy and efficacy of the state. The study challenges some long-accepted conclusions about democratization and the devolution of power, advancing into new international arenas Riker and Dahl's relatively-ignored theoretical concerns that decentralized federations are ineffective and disintegrative while centralized federations are consolidating. Scholars of Russian politics, democratization, ethnic conflict, comparative intergovernmental relations and development will find this book particularly stimulating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754640905
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Post-Soviet Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Wading through the Russian democratic quagmire1
2Gaining advantage : comparing foundations of Russian federalism23
3The Republic of Tatarstan : quietly constructing a 'clan' confederation50
4Sverdlovsk Oblast : protecting the crown kingdom79
5Lipetsk Oblast : the model no-one knows101
6Conclusion : center vs. periphery121
App. IBilateral treaties by type of region133
App. IIChronology of bilateral treaties134
App. IIIAnnulled autonomy treaties136
App. IVDonor regions137

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