par Brenez, Lou
Référence Revue d'études comparatives Est-Ouest, 42, 1, page (65-89)
Publication Publié, 2011-03
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Several observers consider the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and a Just Russia to be "loyal opposition parties" with the purpose of capturing and neutralizing protest votes. A study of how branches of these parties operate in Tomsk (western Siberia) qualifies this interpretation. In the Russian political system with its tight restrictions on the opposition, the flexible structure of the "franchise model" of organization in these two parties along with their strategy of so-called constructive opposition allows eeway for regional party officials to practice a selective opposition to local authorities.