Democracy and Regional Disparity

Democracy and Regional Disparity

Sergeev V.M.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Principal Researcher, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia,

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2003.05.02

For citation:

Sergeev V.M. Democracy and Regional Disparity . – Polis. Political Studies. 2003. No. 5. P. 6-11. (In Russ.).


A complex of problems related to the functioning of democratic procedures in large states is analyzed in the article. Pointing to the fact that such states are inevitably characterized, to a greater or lesser degree, by regional disparity, the author demonstrates direct relationship between the size of a country and its aptitude for quick economic development under the conditions of democracy, since in a situation of regional disparity, democratic procedures tend to hamper innovatiory activity. As the author stresses, it is in countries with transitory economy that this tendency proves particularly apparent, forming a threat to their unity.

Content No. 5, 2003

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