Dittmar Dahlmann, Pascal Trees (Ed.)
Von Duma zu Duma
Hundert Jahre russischer Parlamentarismus
1. Edition 2009
Bonn University Press at V&R unipress
Internationale Beziehungen. Theorie und Geschichte -
In 1905, the first revolution in Russia forced the Czar to reduce his power over the country and to allow creation of a parliament, the Duma. This edited volume deals with the parliamentary development in Russia during this time. It touches on the connections to British models and plans for a Russian constitution as well as the role of national minorities in the election process, the election campaigns, and in the Duma itself. Separate contributions are concerned with the communication between the public and parliament with respect to the various factions from far left to far right, the perception of the Duma in public opinion, and terrorism as a form of illegal political participation. Comparisons are drawn with the situation of minorities in the parliaments of the German Reich and the Donau Monarchy. Finally, there are thoughts on the continuities and disruptions of the parliamentary process in Russia to the present day.