Democratization at the grassroots: the European Union's external impact
Democratization. 2012. Vol. 19. No. 2. P. 230-257.
By the end of Russia's regime transition to democracy (1991–2001), Russia displayed a mosaic of different sub-national regimes. A number of economic, social, and cultural factors have been investigated to explain how the sub-national regime transitions produced such heterogeneous results. This article intends to contribute to the debate by focusing on the role of the European Union (EU) in the democratic regime transition in the regions of Russia and, in this context, explores the international dimension of sub-national regimes. The main question raised in this article is what was the role of the EU, if any, in the formation of different outcomes of sub-national regime transitions? The analysis is based on a quantitative study that is combined with a number of interviews assessing the EU's impact on sub-national regime formation in Russia during the period of regime transition. The article explores the international dimension in sub-national regime change in Russia while controlling for a number of social, economic, and cultural variables. It argues that the EU has indeed contributed to the process of democratization in the regions of Russia. The approach developed in this article arguably has implications for both area studies and studies of democratization.
Understanding the survival of post-Communist corruption in contemporary Russia: The influence of historical legacies
, , Post-Soviet Affairs 2015 Vol. 31 No. 4 P. 304-338
Corruption is widespread throughout the former Communist states, and it is particularly severe and entrenched in Russia. Despite the fact that Russia's contemporary corruption has recently become a subject of analysis, there is, however, no study that has addressed the role of the Communist legacy in the development of various aspects of corruption. This paper ...
Added: September 3, 2015
, , L., NY : Routledge, 2015
In recent decades, the regions of Russia have taken different paths of regime transition. Despite the consolidation of an autocratic regime at national level and the centralization steered by Vladimir Putin’s government, the variation across sub-national regimes persists. Using an innovative theoretical framework, this book explores both causes and consequences of democratization in the regions ...
Added: October 18, 2017
Governance of Commons in a Large Nondemocratic Country: The Case of Forestry in the Russian Federation
, , Publius 2014 Vol. 44 No. 2 P. 298-323
A substantial portion of Elinor Ostrom’s work critically examines the interplay between decentralization and efficient governance of commons. Ostrom’s suggestion is to shift from the dichotomous view of decentralization versus centralization to a more complex picture, labeled “polycentric governance.” This article applies this theory and uses a novel data set to test how the allocation ...
Added: October 19, 2015
International Trade as a Limiting Factor in Democratization: an Analysis of Subnational Regions in Post-Communist Russia
, , Studies in Comparative International Development 2014 Vol. 49 No. 2 P. 168-196
The paper investigates the interplay of economic development and democratization in Russian regions. It introduces the new concept of a limiting factor, i.e., a particular resource with a highly localized source that is crucial for economic development. Based on both econometric analysis and detailed case studies, the paper shows that for a large subset of ...
Added: October 19, 2015
, , et al., EU Institute for Security Studies, 2016
The Report looks at the future domestic foundations of Russian power and the future of Russian approaches towards the world around it. Thus the publication is divided into two parts: one dedicated to the domestic arena and focusing on the economic, military and political dimensions. The second part of the publication deals with future Russian ...
Added: March 14, 2017
, Промышленник России 2011 № 12 С. 26-28
Прошло около 4 месяцев с того момента, как Россия стала полноправным членом Всемирной торговой организации. Никаких резких изменений ни в экономике, ни в повседневной жизни людей не произошло. И это вполне естественно – заметные эффекты от присоединения к ВТО в основном сказываются не сразу, а по крайней мере по прошествии 5 и более лет. Тем ...
Added: February 21, 2013
The evolution of cluster initiatives in Russia: the impacts of policy, life-time, proximity and innovative environment
, , , Foresight 2017 Vol. 19 No. 2 P. 87-120
Purpose – This paper aims at assessing the impacts of the national cluster policy, cluster age, cluster development benchmarks of neighbouring regions and the cumulative level of regional innovative capacity on the quantity and quality of cluster initiatives in Russia. Design/methodology/approach – Hypotheses’ testing was carried out by a series of calculations comparing the qualitative ...
Added: May 15, 2017
Understanding the foreign policy of autocratic actors: ideology or pragmatism? Russia and the Tymoshenko trial as a case study
, , Contemporary Politics 2014 Vol. 20 No. 3 P. 347-364
While the literature on the autocratic regimes has been rapidly growing in the last years, there still exists a research gap in this field: which impact do autocratic regimes have on the regime transition in the neighbouring countries? The literature on autocracies has demonstrated that autocratic political leaders tend to support each other. This article ...
Added: October 19, 2015
, Таможенное регулирование. Таможенный контроль 2012 № 2 С. 49-55
Director of the Information Offi ce on Russia’s accession to WTO talks about the importance of this event for the Russian economy. ...
Added: February 9, 2013
, , , Russia in Global Affairs 2012 Т. 10 № 6 С. 82-96
Siberia should re-evaluate its place and role, and start developing itself as an element of the global economy, similar to what the eastern U.S. states did several decades ago and China’s coastal provinces did recently. ...
Added: February 19, 2013
, , Антиномии 2013 Т. 13 № 3 С. 78-95
The authors analyze economic crisis in Spain, which has influenced Spanish real estate sector very negatively, and give recommendations how to overcome it. Through analyzing the data of the Spanish-Russian relations, the authors reveal many potential possibilities for both parties in this sector. Special attention is given to problems of Russian tourism in Spain: the ...
Added: January 29, 2018
Regime transition in the regions of Russia: The freedom of mass media: Transnational impact on sub-national democratization?
, European Journal of Political Research 2008 Vol. 47 No. 2 P. 221-246
The mass media have the main function of serving as a mediator between society and the authorities and is, therefore, positioned to be a catalyst for change in society. From the end of the 1980s into the 2000s, under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, the development of the independent mass media played a key role in Russia's ...
Added: October 19, 2015
Россия в глобальном мире. Сборник научных трудов 10-й Всероссийской научно-теоретической конференции
СПб. : Издательство Политехнического университета, 2012
Сборник содержит материалы по проблематике: Россия в условиях глобального кризиса: внутренние и внешние угрозы; эволюция взглядов на роль государства в экономии; модель многополюсного мира; преемственность политической власти в России: история и современность; опыт управления развитием по пути национального проектирования; энергетическая безопасность Запада как вызов России; перспективы вступления России в ВТО: экспертные оценки и прогнозы; Россия ...
Added: February 14, 2013
State-business relations and participation of firms in public procurement in Russia: an empirical study
, , Journal of Public Procurement 2012 Vol. 12 No. 4 P. 547-572
In this paper, we regard public procurement as an instrument used by the government for indirect support of enterprises. In this context, we have investigated the place that public procurement occupy in statebusiness interrelations. Using data from a large survey of Russian manufacturing enterprises conducted in 2009 we show that in Russia public procurement cannot ...
Added: September 11, 2012
, Экономика в промышленности 2012 № 2 С. 23-31
Economic development of Singapore has become one of the vivid examples of transition of a developing country to the group of First World economies. Singapores economic success was achieved mainly due to the interventionist measures implemented by the government and embodied in industrial policy. This positive experience can be also of interest to Russia pursuing ...
Added: December 10, 2012
М. : Русский сувенир, 2009
В коллективном исследовании особое внимание уделяется важнейшим элементам экономической безопасности, значение которых в сегодняшнем мире постоянно растёт. Вместе с ними рассмотрен комплекс социальных, правовых, экологических и иных проблем, в совокупности составляющих то, что можно назвать невоенными аспектами национальной и международной безопасности. ...
Added: April 13, 2013
, , Institutional Deficit and Health Outcomes in Post-Communist States / Высшая школа экономики. Series PS "Political Science". 2015. No. 25/PS/2015.
In this paper we explore political-economic determinants of health. We draw upon the unique natural experiment of post-communist transitions to show the effect on health (measured as life expectancy and cause-specific mortality) of the interaction between institutions for political (democratic rules) and economic (free market entry) competitiveness. To analyze this relationship empirically, we employ panel ...
Added: March 9, 2015
, , et al., Russia direct, 2015
This report examines the changes happening in Russia ever since the issue of global warming was introduced on the global agenda. Only today, after the planet has experienced a variety of catastrophic natural disasters, have world leaders and decision makers grown more aware of the urgency of the problem. In Russia, where climate changes have ...
Added: July 27, 2016
, , et al., Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 2014 Vol. 22 No. 1 P. 87-116
A growing body of literature suggests that the quality of public officials has an effect on policy outcomes. But scholars differ as to which of the two primary methods for selecting public officials—elections and appointments—are more likely to produce high quality officials. Using original data on the backgrounds of Russian mayors between 2000 and 2012, ...
Added: October 27, 2013
, , , Copenhagen : Nordic Council of Ministers, 2010
This report analyzes the development trends and conditions of the Russian economy, specifically its energy sector. It also reviews the projections of carbon emissions by 2020 and beyond in the context of the Russian government's scenarios of economic development. The second section of the report focuses on Russia's position in the negotiation process on a ...
Added: July 21, 2016
, , et al., М. : Институт социально-политических исследований РАН, 2012
В данной книге авторы предлагают новую методологию долгосрочного социально-экономического моделирования и прогнозирования, основанную на кондратьевских больших циклах экономической конъюнктуры. Использование методологии позволяет обнаружить точки кризисов, рецессий и бифуркаций и тем самым повышает точность и надежность прогноза. Методология применяется для системного анализа мировой динамики и построения сценариев развития России. ...
Added: October 22, 2014
, Мир и политика 2010 № 2(41) С. 99-111
In the article touch upon the issues of the civilization potential of Russia and China in the context of the perspectives of the regional integration in the Asian-Pacific region. The dynamics of the integration processes in the region stands in the capacity of the real factor of increasing interdependency of the political, cultural and economic ...
Added: November 29, 2012
, Проблемы национальной стратегии 2012 № 3(12) С. 153-167
Economic development of Singapore has become one of the vivid examples of transition of a developing country towards a group of First World economies. Singapore's economic success was achieved mainly due to the interventionist measures implemented by the Government and embodied in the industrial policy. ...
Added: December 10, 2012
, , , Энергия: экономика, техника, экология 2012 № 9 С. 47-49
The article discusses the approaches to regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, aiming at the UNFCCC goal of preventing dangerous interference of human activities on the global climatic system. ...
Added: July 20, 2016