Niches of agency: managing state-region relations through law in Russia

Tutkimustuotos: Kirjoitus lehdessä tai erikoisnumeron toimittaminenArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

  • Gail Fondahl
  • Viktoriya Filippova
  • Aytalina Savvinova
  • Florian Stammler
  • Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

Tiivistelmä

State-region relations involve negotiations over the power to (re)-constitute local spaces. While in federal states, power-sharing ostensibly gives regions a role over many space-making decisions, power asymmetries affect this role. Where centralization trends may erode regional agency, law can provide an important tool by which regions can assert influence. We examine a case where, in response to a proposed Russian federal law highly unpopular with a regional population, the region's government sought to ameliorate its potential impacts by using opportunities to co-produce the law, amending regional legislation, and strategically implementing other federal and regional laws to protect its territory.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
JulkaisuSPACE AND POLITY
Volyymi23
Numero1
Sivut49-66
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 9 huhtikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli