• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Municipal Elections as Institution of Democracy in the Russian Federation

Student: Regina Koscheeva

Supervisor: Natalia Shitova

Faculty: Faculty of Law

Educational Programme: Jurisprudence (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2020

In this paper we address the problem of legal regulation and elections’ conduct for public positions in municipalities of the Russian Federation. This institution, considered as a form of democracy in the state, has a lengthy discussion in connection with regular changes in legislation. Based on this, we give an account of all the amendments to the legislation on municipal elections and perform an analysis of the effectiveness and legality of the election of candidates for municipal posts. Next, we investigate the practical issues of the applications of the law and complaints about violations of citizens suffrage in court. The key finding, in contrast with common perception, is that municipality elections are held in accordance with applicable law and are transparent as well as effective. At the same time, recent amendments to the legislations on elections should be analyzed in further research due to the gap in their application in practice.

Full text (added May 23, 2020)

Student Theses at HSE must be completed in accordance with the University Rules and regulations specified by each educational programme.

Summaries of all theses must be published and made freely available on the HSE website.

The full text of a thesis can be published in open access on the HSE website only if the authoring student (copyright holder) agrees, or, if the thesis was written by a team of students, if all the co-authors (copyright holders) agree. After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication.

Student theses are objects of copyright and their use is subject to limitations in accordance with the Russian Federation’s law on intellectual property.

In the event that a thesis is quoted or otherwise used, reference to the author’s name and the source of quotation is required.

Search all student theses