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Factors of Exercising Social, Civic and Political Rights: Russian Citizens in South Ossetia

Student: Anna Golysheva

Supervisor: Anna Tarasenko

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2020

This work is aimed at determining the scope of authority for the exercising of social, civil and political rights of the population of South Ossetia. The picture of citizenship that guarantees the indicated set of rights is described by the concept of citizenship according to T. Marshall. The nature of relations between Russia and South Ossetia was examined through the prism of the theory of Linkage and Leverage, theories of political machines and identity policies in the framework of nation-building and federalism helped to explain the factors of the distribution of powers to implement social, civil and political rights of residents of South Ossetia by Russia and South Ossetia. A qualitative content analysis of official documents regulating the powers of each of the parties was carried out to study the allocation of competencies between Russia and South Ossetia. As a result of the study, the reasons for the existing distribution of powers in the exercise of rights were identified, they are the motives of the two states respectively.

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