Legislative process in Russia: No decision is also a decision?

Pomiguev I.A.


The Russian legislative process is considered through the impact of veto players – actors whose consent is necessary to change the legislative status quo. The article describes structures within the institutional veto-players – the State Duma, which provide technical control of the agenda setting and powers, sufficient to delay the adoption of a political decision for an uncertain term. The article analyzes the reasons that affect the absence of such decision, provides statistical data and some examples.


egislative process, veto players, setting the agenda, the State Duma, political decision, political parties.

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