The Persuasive Power of Russian Courts Journal Article uri icon



  • Given the centralization of power in contemporary Russia, can nonexecutive institutions exercise some power, especially institutions such as high courts, which are critical to establishing the rule of law? In particular, can high courts influence the Russian public through their power to persuade? Using experiments embedded in three surveys of more than 6,000 Russians each, the authors find that the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, as well as the Duma, have persuasive power but greater potential to persuade tolerant Russians to be intolerant than vice versa. The findings have powerful implications for understanding the judicial role in protecting the rights and liberties of minorities.

publication date

  • September 1, 2007

Date in CU Experts

  • November 4, 2013 9:44 AM

Full Author List

  • Baird VA; Javeline D

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1065-9129

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-274X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 429

end page

  • 442


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