The Legislative Process—Institutionalized?
The success of pluralism in Russia and the other successor states rests on the ability of emerging political elites to become stable institutional influences in the emerging political systems. Nowhere is this more clear than with respect to the institutionalization of national legislatures.
KeywordsForeign Policy Successor State Liberal Democratic Party Legislative Power National Legislature
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