The Constitution of the Russian Federation

A Contextual Analysis

By Jane Henderson

This book provides a critical and contextual understanding of the current Russian Constitution. The introduction is followed by substantive chapters covering specific aspects of Russia's constitutional history, structure, and practice, including: the history and nature of the Constitution * an overview of the current 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation and the background to its adoption by plebiscite * executive power, the role and accountability of the President as Head of State, and the formation and powers of the federal government * the legislature and its formation, elections, and the methods for forming the two chambers (State Duma and Federation Council) of the legislature (Federal Assembly) * the constitutional role of the courts and the way in which fundamental rights are defined in constitutional terms * a concluding chapter which focuses on characteristic features of Russian polity and constitutionality in the context of constitutional stability, reform, and change. This is an essential work of reference for anyone who wishes to embark on studying Russian law and politics, and is a reflective assessment of progress in the modern era.

310 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841137841