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Monograph Federalism: Russian and Swiss Perspectives
Materials of the Conference edited by Thomas Fleiner and Rafael Khakimov (Kazan, June 22-23, 2001). Moscow, 2001. In Russian and English.
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Monograph Federalism: Russian and Swiss Perspectives
 
 
 
Materials of the Conference edited by Thomas Fleiner and Rafael Khakimov (Kazan, June 22-23, 2001). Moscow, 2001. In Russian and English.

Monograph Federalism: Russian and Swiss Perspectives      pdf (adobe acrobat reader)  (pdf)

 

Materials of the Conference edited by Thomas Fleiner and Rafael Khakimov (Kazan, June 22-23, 2001). Moscow, 2001. 192 p. (in English)

 

CONTENT

 

Farid Mukhametshin. Welcome Speech

Thomas Fleiner. Introduction

 

From entrance word of Thomas Fleiner, Director of the Institute of Federalism in Fribourg (Swiss):

 

Thus the initiative of the Swiss Embassy in Moscow to organise in Kazan a comparative seminar on federalism and to open a scientific discourse on major issues of federalism between scholars from Russia - and in particular from Tatarstan - on the one side, and Swiss scholars  - including a visiting scholar from the Yugoslav Federation - was very successful. Whoever is willing to get some understanding of the federalism of its own country needs to have the necessary curiosity to know federalism of other countries. The Swiss could learn the flexibility of federalism in its asymmetric form, they could see the struggle for loyalty between the Federation and the Republics and they could grasp the financial problems of a federation and a federal unit in transition. The Russian colleagues could see the struggle for diversity of a traditional federation, they understood that federalism and democracy in Switzerland are twin-brothers and that according to the Swiss understanding of autonomy. Decentralisation can only be efficient if it is combined with decentralisation of fiscal power and decentralisation of accountability to the local democracy. Both we learned the importance of the judiciary independence and commitment to the rule of law as the main governmental branch, which in any federal state has to protect citizens from unlimited power of local, regional and central authorities.

 

Session 1. Subsidiarity as One of the Principles of Federalism

  • Thomas Fleiner. Switzerland: Subsidiarity and Diversity
  • Alexander Gorelik. On Interrelation between Democratization and Good Governance
  • Shakir Yagudin. Problems of Subsidiarity of the Russian Federalism (on the example, in the Republic of Tatarstan)
  • Discussion

Session 2. Judicial System

  • Rainer Schweizer. A Perspective from Switzerland: Judicial System for a Federal State
  • Milena Gligich-Zolotareva. Topical Problems to Modernize the Federal Structure of Russia (Legal Aspects)
  • Elbrus Kargiev. Federalism and International Interregional Cooperation
  • Midkhat Kurmanov. Judicial System in Russia: a Perspective from Tatarstan
  • Discussion

Session 3. Fiscal System

  • Thomas Stauffer. Fiscal Federalism in Switzerland
  • Sergei Valentey. Problems and Prospects to Develop the Federal Situation in Russia
  • Guzel Singatullina. Inter-Budgetary Relations in the Russian Concept of Federalism
  • Discussion

Session 4. Local Autonomy

  • Nicolas Schmitt. The Swiss Municipal System: Heterogeneity, Complexity, Topicality
  • Vyatcheslav Kronsky. Basic Characteristics of the Federal Legislation on the Local Government and Its Implementation in the Nizny Novgorod Region
  • Vasiliy Loginov. Problems and Prospects of the Development of  Local Government in the Republic of Tatarstan in View of the European Charter of Local Government
  • Discussion

Dragoljub Popovic. Comments

Rafael Khakimov. Concluding Remarks

Appendix

 

 

         

 

Monograph Federalizm: rossijskoe i shvejcarskoe izmerenija      pdf (adobe acrobat reader)  (pdf)

 

Materials of the Conference edited by Thomas Fleiner and Rafael Khakimov (Kazan, June 22-23, 2001). Moscow, 2001. 224 p. (in Russian)

 

CONTENT (in Russian)

 

Farid Muhametshin. Privetstvennoe slovo

Tomas Fljajner. Vstupitel'noe slovo

 

Sessija 1. Subsidiarnost' kak princip federalizma

  • Tomas Fljajner. Shvejcarija: subsidiarnost' i raznoobrazie
  • Aleksandr Gorelik. O vzaimosvjazi mezhdu demokratizaciej i blagim upravleniem
  • Shakir Jagudin. Problemy subsidiarnosti rossijskogo federalizma (na primere Respubliki Tatarstan)
  • Diskussija

Sessija 2. Sudebnaja sistema

  • Rajner Dzh. Shvajcer. Sudebnaja sistema federativnogo gosudarstva: vzgljad iz Shvejcarii
  • Milena Gligich-Zolotareva. Aktual'nye problemy modernizacii federativnogo ustrojstva Rossii (juridicheskie aspekty)
  • El'brus Kargiev. Federalizm i mezhdunarodnoe mezhregional'noe sotrudnichestvo
  • Midhat Kurmanov. Sudebnaja sistema Rossii: vzgljad iz Tatarstana
  • Diskussija

Sessija 3. Nalogovaja sistema

  • Tomas Shtaufer. Fiskal'nyj federalizm v Shvejcarii
  • Sergej Valentej. Problemy i perspektivy v razvitii federativnoj situacii v Rossii
  • Guzel' Singatullina. Mezhbjudzhetnye otnoshenija v rossijskoj koncepcii federalizma
  • Diskussija

Sessija 4. Mestnaja avtonomija

  • Nikolas Shmit. Shvejcarskaja municipal'naja sistema: geterogennost', kompleksnost', aktual'nost'
  • Vjacheslav Kronskij. Osnovnye harakteristiki federal'nogo zakonodatel'stva o mestnom samoupravlenii i ego realizacija v Nizhegorodskoj oblasti
  • Vasilij Loginov. Problemy i perspektivy razvitija mestnogo samoupravlenija v Respublike Tatarstan v svete Evropejskoj hartii mestnogo samoupravlenija
  • Diskussija

Dragoljub Popovich. Kommentarii

Rafa'el' Hakimov. Zakljuchitel'noe slovo

Prilozhenie

 


 
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