№ 4, 2004
The author raises the question of the role of levels in territorial government. The main objective A.Usyagin sets in his work is to solve the problem of defining the level of power from which on one may talk about political process and political governance. To his mind, in order to perceive a process as political there need to exist groups of interests and the conflict of interests, competition of diverse political elites, competition among mass-media, and certain intellectual and industrial potential. According to the author, initial all-sufficiency of a region that permits it secure internal economic bonds and needs and create local commercial market appears at the point when the population mounts to 200-300 thousand people.
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