Re-conceptualising Russian party politics

David White

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    During the 1990s studies of Russian party politics were largely based on the expectancy that parties would provide the integrative and intermediary functions that political parties in established democratic systems were expected to perform. Scholarly attention focussed on the role of parties as aggregators of societal interests and the impact of presidentialism on party development. With the entrenchment of electoral authoritarianism under Vladimir Putin the focus of analysis must change. What matters much more than parties’ societal links are parties’ relationships with the state and the specific role each plays in sustaining the regime
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)210-224
    Number of pages14
    JournalEast European Politics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


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