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“Federalization in Russia and Spain: The Puzzle of Reversible and Irreversible Outcomes”

Regional and Federal Studies. 2013. Vol. 23. No. 2. P. 151-168.
Moreno L., Obydenkova A.

The article aims at contributing to the understanding of the dynamics of federalism in Russia and Spain. It traces the dynamics of decentralization in both states and addresses a puzzle on reversible (Russia) and irreversible (Spain) outcomes of territorial reforms and regime transition. Among other explanatory factors, this article argues that the role of the political parties as mediating actors—proactive or reactive—has been crucial in shaping institutional building in both countries. Concluding remarks envisage some scenarios of further territorial developments in comparative perspective.