Parliamentarianism: concept, signs, and problems of development in Russia

  • Lyudmila Konovalova Altai State University - Russia
Keywords: Parliamentarianism, MP, separation of powers, rule of law, multiparty politics.


The article analyzes various ideas about the concept and features of parliamentarism. On the basis of the generalization of the legal literature, the following set of features of parliamentarism is denoted: 1) rule of law; 2) separation of powers; 3) participation of the parliament in bodies of executive, judicial and other branches of power; 4) accountability of the executive power to the parliament; 5) multiparty nature, the right to political opposition and ensuring the connection of the population with the state mechanism; 6) special status of the deputy with a free mandate and responsibility before the law; 7) independence of the parliament; 8) special status of the deputy with a free mandate and responsibility before the law. The concept of parliamentarism proposed to counteract state bureaucratization. We connected the idea of parliamentarism with the possibility of mitigating authoritarian tendencies in Russian political system.


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Author Biography

Lyudmila Konovalova, Altai State University - Russia

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Constitutional and International Law, Altai State University, Russian Federation


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How to Cite
Konovalova, L. (2019). Parliamentarianism: concept, signs, and problems of development in Russia. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(22), 208-221. Retrieved from