New Trend in the Constitutional Law of Post-Soviet Autocracies. Transit of Power: to Leave without Leaving

12 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2020

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Heorhi Kolas

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 10, 2020

Abstract

The article deals with constitutional reforms in post-Soviet countries and identifies a new trend in constitutional development in the region. The purpose of this article is to distinguish specific waves of reforms in the constitutional order of post-Soviet countries that had the aim to prolong the rule of presidents, giving special emphasis to countries with authoritarian regimes. The article mostly focuses on the reforms in Kazakhstan in 2011 and 2017 and a newly proposed draft law on constitutional amendments in the Russian Federation.

Keywords: Authoritarian regime, constitutional law, constitutional reform, Father of Nation, Kazakh scenario, post-Soviet countries, separation of powers, super-presidential republic.

Suggested Citation

Kolas, Heorhi, New Trend in the Constitutional Law of Post-Soviet Autocracies. Transit of Power: to Leave without Leaving (March 10, 2020). Charles University in Prague Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/I/1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3552802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3552802

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