TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PARTY SYSTEM IN MODERN RUSSIA

  • Yaroslava Shashkova

Abstract

2019 will be significant for the Russian party system. First, near 30 years


ago, Article 6 of the USSR Constitution was abolished, formally creating


the basis for a modern Russian multi-party system. Secondly, next year


ends the 7-year period for new political parties, formed on the basis of


changes in the Law on Political Parties of 2012 to become active political


actors. All parties that do not conduct political activities and have not


even formally participated in the elections will be eliminated. In this


connection, there is a need to evaluate the past period, to answer the


interrelated questions: in what state is the Russian party system? What is


its configuration? Will it affect the elimination of some of the parties?


The answers to them will be part of a broader, more permanent discussion


about the role and place of parties in the Russian political system. The


state of the Russian parties will be analyzed in the context of world trends


of "party change", the transformation of forms, functions and methods of


activity of political parties, their models in the semantic space of Russian


politics, and the arrangement of party political forces. Particular attention


will be paid to the personnel potential and peculiarities of functioning of


the Russian parties at the regional level, because it serves as a criterion


for assessing the activities of parties and the formation of electoral


preferences for the majority of citizens. In addition, internal processes


taking place in Russian parties, especially those formed after 2012 are


most noticeable in the regions. In aggregate, the data presented will make


it possible to identify trends in the development of the party system of


the Russian Federation in the short term.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
SHASHKOVA, Yaroslava. TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PARTY SYSTEM IN MODERN RUSSIA. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, p. 829-845, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2969>. Date accessed: 27 june 2019.