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ВЫБОРЫ: ФУНКЦИИ И ВЛИЯНИЕ НА ПОЛИТИЧЕСКИЕ ИНСТИТУТЫ

Политическая наука. 2019. № 1. С. 13-32.

The article analyses various aspects of impact that elections produce on political institutions. In includes “ritual” function of elections which produce a political nation, legitimation of all political institutions and professional political class. Another function is representation of citizens in the political domain by virtue of intermediary political institutions. Yet another, is building a system of checks and balances and conflict management. Besides, the article discusses the problem of accountability of elected officials and the phenomenon of modern populism and other new trends in relations between parties and voters. The concluding chapter briefly touches upon the specific features and effects of elections in the Russian political system.