There will be four main themes in the conference: political regime dynamics; state-society relations; territorial development of Russian state, and governing the state.
FiDiPro Professorship “Politics and Governance in Russia in a Comparative Perspective” (funded by the Academy of Finland) at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki organizes an international conference entitled "Critical Issues in the Research of Contemporary Russian Politics".
− Our aim is to go beyond conventional understanding of political development and stereotypes. We will focus to various actors, policies and institutions, and the conference will have a comparative dimension: developments to take place in Russia are not completely unique, but can be compared, Professor Vladimir Gel'man comments.
The program includes, for example, the following presentations:
- Vladimir Gel’man (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki and European University at St.Petersburg): Bringing Actors Back In: Political Choices and Sources of Post-Soviet Regime Dynamics
- Henry Hale (George Washington University): Explaining Post-Soviet Authoritarianism, 1992–2015
- Lucan Way (University of Toronto): The Structural Sources of Post-Soviet Regime Trajectories
- Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (King’s College, London): Corruption, Governance and Second Best Institutions in Russia’s Regions
- Graeme Robertson (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill): Getting the Opposition Together: Protest Coordination in Hybrid Regimes
- Ella Paneyakh (Higher School of Economics, St.Petersburg): Governmentality in Russian State Organizations: Law Enforcement, Regulative Bodies, and Social Welfare
- Brian Taylor (Syracuse University): Transformation of the Russian State
Time: 1-2 June 2017
Venue: Hall 13, Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33.
Further information about the program: "Critical Issues in the Research of Contemporary Russian Politics”
For more information, please contact:
Planning Officer Eeva Korteniemi, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +358 50 415 0571
Finland Distinguished Professor Vladimir Gel'man, e-mail: email@example.com, phone +358 50 318 5701