THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Some results of local government developments in Russia

2013. №4, pp. 65-68

Monin Vadim V.  - Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University., 1/11th Krasnoy Armii st., Astrakhan, 414041, Russian Federation,, vadimmoni@mail.ru

The article is devoted to the 25th anniversary of re-creation of local self-governance in modern Russia. It sets out the hypothesis for future research on the status of local government, providing the key indicators which may enable the research work. Such parameters include the shape of the legal system regulating the local government, the economic situation of municipalities, the attitude of common citizens and the ruling elite to the local governance. The analysis is carried out for the period of 1989 through 2013. The alleged findings are provided.

Key words: local government,citizens,the ruling elite,the municipalities,the revenue base of municipalities,fiscal capacity,the local elections

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