№ 2, 2000
The ethnic issue is the key problem for Dagestan. Without its radical resolution any attempts of democratization and reform of the political system will be only palliative in nature. A promising way to resolve the ethnic problem is to introduce elements of so-called co-public democracy. Its main feature is that the political leaders of all major segments of the society govern the country in a big coalition which enjoys the support of the overwhelming majority of the population. The principle of the big coalition presupposes moderation in political views and the readiness to compromise on the part of all ethno-political communities.
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