Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Publications




Assymetrical Federalism and Russian State-Building

Journal Article

Author
Gail W. Lapidus - Faculty Member at CISAC

Published by
Post-Soviet Affairs (formerly Soviet Economy). Article republished in "Federalism in Russia" by Kazan Inst of Federalism, Tatarstan, 2002, Vol. 15, page(s) 106
Jan-March 1999


Dr. Lapidus summarizes factors, both domestic and international, pushing for and against regional separatism from the Russian Federation. Attention then turns to factors influencing the further devolution of authority from central to regional officials. A typology is offered of types of issues animating conflict in center-periphery relations. The article then discusses the impact of the August 1998 crisis on these trends and on prospects for the future.