Unit Economics of Russian Political Parties: Political Consumerism and Ideological Factor

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The article uses the methods of unit economics to analyze inter-party competition in the Russian Federation on the example of the 2016 elections to the State Duma. The author concludes limited applicability of unit economics for the analysis of electoral strategies and prospects of both parliamentary and new parties. The current mechanism of state financing of political parties encourages them to drift in the direction of market or rental strategies.

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Vladimir G. Ivanov

Рeoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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Email: ivanov_vg@pfur.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3650-5460

Doctor of Political Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of State and Municipal Management

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198


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