Political regime of the modern Russia: transformation factors and institutional traps

  • Dmitry Alekseevich Nikotin South Federal University, 105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya Str., Russia
Keywords: Neoinstitutionalism, political regime, political institutions, institutional traps, interim institutions, institutional environment, hybrid political regimes.


The possibility of applying a neoinstitutional theory in the study of hybrid political regimes has been studied in the article. The authors use the "institutional traps" theory of Academician V. Polterovich to analyze the state of the post-Soviet political regime. The authors have identified six institutional traps that penetrate the hybrid political regime at the present stage (the "separation of powers" trap, the "freedom of gathering" trap, the "freedom of speech" trap, the "legislature" trap, the "electoral region" trap, the "federalism" trap) and have given a characteristic of each of them.

In conclusion, the authors have defined the general framework and concepts of methodology and have come to the conclusion about the advantage of using the methodology of neoinstitutionalism to study hybrid political regimes.


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Dmitry Alekseevich Nikotin, South Federal University, 105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya Str., Russia

South Federal University, 105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya Str., Russia


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How to Cite
Nikotin, D. (2019). Political regime of the modern Russia: transformation factors and institutional traps. Amazonia Investiga, 8(23), 358-368. Retrieved from https://www.amazoniainvestiga.info/index.php/amazonia/article/view/879