Cover Osteuropa 8/2014

In Osteuropa 8/2014

Size of State and Form of Government
Russia with an Eye to Herodotus and Montesquieu

Dirk Jörke

Deutsche Fassung


Numerous thinkers have reflected on the relationship between the size of a country and the form of its government. Herodotus and Montesquieu are classic figures of political thought. If one applies their considerations to today’s Russia, it appears that the significance of a state’s size must be qualified, but it may not be completely neglected either.

(Osteuropa 8/2014, pp. 73–84)