Вызовы централизации и трансформация региональных политических режимов (на примере Волгоградской области)
This research highlights foundations of regional political regimes diversity. Article focuses on the processes of political transformation of the Volgograd region in the context of centralization of center-region relations in 2000th. Our findings indicate that institutionalized parties have crucial significance both for the region (oppositional, for resistance increasing) and for the federal center (pro-government, for controllability gaining). Also, the centralization processes inevitably associated with redistribution of resources become an additional factor the deviation from the original set of the federal center′s patterns in case of the elite cleavages.