Regimes, Institutions and Change: Politics and Governance in Russia in a Comparative Perspective

The FiDiPro project Regimes, Institutions and Change: Politics and Governance in Russia in a Comparative Perspective aims to understand the logic of political regimes and patterns of governance in Russia. Why have democracy, good governance and the rule of law failed in contemporary Russia? What contributes to the prospects for stability or changes in political institutions? What are the alternative paths for developments in Russian politics and governance?

The project focuses on the role of agency and the making of political institutions and traces the process of institution-building in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet system. To fully understand the nature of the Russian polity, it will analyse the Russian experience within a broader theoretical and comparative cross-national perspective. It will also conduct within-nation comparisons of varieties of political regimes and patterns of governance on the sub-national level, and compare politics and governance of post-Soviet Russia with those in the pre- and late-Soviet periods.

The FiDiPro project will work in cooperation with research fellows of the Aleksanteri Institute and of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian studies Choices of Russian Modernization. Leader of the project, prof. Vladimir Gel’man is also the leader of research cluster “Authoritarian Market Society as a Challenge” of the Centre of Excellence.

The other partners of the FiDiPro project are:

Researchers

 

Project leader:

Professor Vladimir Gel'man

+ 358-(0)9- 191 23629
+358 (0)50-318570

Profile in TUHAT research database

Read more about professor Gel'man in Aleksanteri News 3/2012 (pdf)

   

Postdoctoral researcher Jussi Lassila

+358-(0)9 191 23630
+358 50 348 9156

Profile in TUHAT research database

Read more about Jussi Lassila in Aleksanteri News 3/2013 (pdf)

   

Postdoctoral researcher Andrey Starodubtsev

Profile in TUHAT research database

Read more about Andrey Starodubtsev in Aleksanteri News 3/2013 (pdf)

   

 

Project news

20.5.2013 New book by prof. Vladimir Gel'man: Iz ognya da v polymya: rossiiskaya politika posle SSSR"("Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire: Russian Politics after the USSR")

4.1.2013 Dr Jussi Lassila and Dr Andrey Starodubtsev recruited as postdoctoral researchers

20.11.2012 Read a summary of professor Gel'man's inaugural lecture.

 

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