tables 4.3 and 4.4).
However, factors other than the ethnic one must be considered in
assessing the likelihood of secession and the prospects for democratic consolidation in the republics. The most important additional factor is the
overall wealth and economic status of the federal subjects and the degree
to which they are economically dependent on the centre and this is one
of the topics we now turn to in chapter 5.
Ethnic compositionofgovernment elite in Bashkortostan, 1990–97