«Когда отсутствует воля граждан, никакие конституции не помогут». Диалог Михаила Краснова и Георгия Сатарова
This book sheds new light on the continuing debate within political thought as to what constitutes power, and what distinguishes legitimate from illegitimate power. This book concludes by arguing that the Russian experience provides a useful lens through which ideas of power and legitimacy can be re-evaluated and re-interpreted, and through which the idea of “the West” as the ideal model can be questioned.
Offers its readers an article is a concise statement of the hypothesis on the possible conceptual foundations of information law of the digital age, that is the system of control in relationships, which must inevitably arise in the expanding penetration of information and networking technologies in the life of modern society. This vision of information law as the law of cyberspace, the Russian equivalent of English Cyberspace Law, was first presented by us January 27, 2000 at a conference on actual problems of information law at the Moscow State Law Academy. OE Kutafin. If you submit that information and communication networks - is not just a new means of communication, and the new habitat area of human civilization, a new sphere of human activity and the scope of the new law, it is easy to understand that the information law should have a special method of regulation, because regulation of the public relations, first of all, will be carried out in cyberspace.
This article is about alternative strategies of constitutional transformation in the period of elaboration of the Russian Constitution of 1993. The author analyses historical origins of basic constitutional principles such as parliament democracy, separation of powers and different forms of government and their interpretation during political crisis of the period under consideration.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.