Administering or Governing: That is the Question

Russian Economic Developments. Moscow, 2014, #6, pp. 44-46

3 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2014

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Irina Starodubrovskaya

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Konstantin Kazenin

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies

Date Written: June 24, 2014

Abstract

In mid-May, Russia’s authorities created a new bureaucratic structure – the North Caucasus Development Ministry. The move came as no surprise: whenever a centralized system of governance is unable to resolve one or other issue, it resorts to creating a new administrative body vested with the responsibility to tackle it. However, in actual practice, such decisions often produce an eff ect diametrically opposite to the designers’ intentions – sometimes a new body begins a struggle for its place under the sun and embarks on a tug of war with earlier-established administrative structures in an eff ort to appropriate their functions, and to compete with them for resources. Thus, instead of improving the quality of governance and administration, the creation of new administrative and governance bodies frequently results only in their worsening.

Keywords: Russian economy, regional economy

JEL Classification: R11, R12, R13, R14

Suggested Citation

Starodubrovskaya, Irina and Kazenin, Konstantin, Administering or Governing: That is the Question (June 24, 2014). Russian Economic Developments. Moscow, 2014, #6, pp. 44-46, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458401 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2458401

Irina Starodubrovskaya

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Gazetny pereulok, 3-5
Moscow, 125993
Russia

Konstantin Kazenin (Contact Author)

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Gazen\tny per. 3-5
Moscow, 125993
Russia

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies ( email )

Moscow
Russia

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