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The Effectiveness of the Gubernatorial "Political Machine" at the Municipal Level in an Ethnic Republic: the Case of Dagestan
This paper examines the factors that influence the effectiveness of the "gubernatorial political machine" in the municipalities of Dagestan, which is expressed in the proportion of votes for incubation. Features of the multi-component region of Dagestan are ethnic quotas and land conflicts. Intuitively, these factors influence the electoral behavior of municipal residents in the federal elections to the State Duma. This trend is traced but it seems that the context of each municipality is no less important. With the help of regression analysis of panel data, it can be concluded that the presence of land conflicts has a significant influence on the results of elections in municipalities with the existence of dominant ethnic groups in them.