This study investigates the institutional influence on Russia’s regional voter turnout and establishes differences between federal and regional voter participation. Given the regional turnout in the 2011–2016 national and regional elections, the authors test the hypothesis that Russia’s turnout largely hinges on institutional rather than socio-economic factors. For a deeper analysis of electoral behavior, the researchers consider a range of institutional aspects applicable to the country’s regional peculiarities. Such an empirical approach demonstrates that different types of elections are conditioned by different indicators and metrics. Consequently, the analysis proves the relevance of institutional factors to voter turnout.
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Derek Hutcheson and Ian McAllister
How Russian Electoral Legislation has Changed 359
Arkadii E. Lyubarev
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strategies of the regime’s control over elites are an important signal of the political regime dynamics in Russia and the further restructuring of the ruling coalition.
Elections through Repressions: InstitutionalImpact of Campaigns Against Elites
While there is no reliable statistical data on
institutions is by no
means limited to Islam. In national contexts where large majority religions
dominate, small religious groups are in particular dependent on institutional re-
22 Wegerich 2001, p. 12.
23 For an insider perspective on how institutionsimpact on Islam, see: Ajouaou /
Bernts 2015; Hafiz 2015
these groups. One expression of the increasing institutionalimpact of the Russian Orthodox Church has been the integration of theology into the Russian university system, with little distinction made between theology as an academic subject and doctrine and, most consequentially, between academic
assessment of the institutionalimpact of cultural studies can be found
in Rita Felski’s contribution to the collection The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies (2005),
edited by Michael Bérubé. Felski’s essay is apologetic in tone because it is expressly di-
rected, as she states, against a current trend in the