State-Business Relations in Russia’s Regions
State-business relations have been a major focus of scholarly research in Russia since the late 1990s, however, a majority of such studies have focused on the relations between state actors at the federal level and big business. The distinctive features of big business, its structure and institutional transformation have been discussed by Pappe (2000, 2002, 2005, 2009), the role of big business in the economy has been analysed by the World Bank (Russian Economic Report 2004, Dynkin and Sokolov 2001, Kuznetsova et. al. 2007). Key studies of the political aspects of state-business relations have been published by Zudin (2001), and Peregudov (2003).