Факторы региональных различий масштабов некоммерческого сектора в Российской Федерации
The article presents the results of research on social and economic causes of discrepancies in the size of non-commercial sector in regions of the Russian Federation. All considered social-and-economic factors were classified according to basic economic theories of non-commercial organizations into demand and supply factors on the basis of this business pattern. The results of the correlation analysis of social-and-economic indicators and a number of non-commercial organizations in regions of Russian Federation enable authors to suppose that development of the national third sector is determined, to a greater degree, by supply based on citizens’ initiatives in the sphere of public goods of various types production.
The article gives an overview of arguments of supporters and opponents of the Law, which binds nonprofit organisations that raise finances from a foreign source and are engaged in politics to submit an application for them to be entered into the register of nonprofit organisations performing functions of a foreign agent. The article contains information on how the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation processes complaints that concern specific provisions of the said Law. It also presents the analysis of the Constitutional Court Decree dated 8 April, 2014 No 10-П, by which the Court in fact only admits inadequacy of the administrative fines the Law specifies for avoidance of such registration. The author also draws attention to a number of ambiguous judgments and conclusions contained in the Act under analysis.
The article considers the methods of identification and graphic interpretation of the network structures of stock markets using the correlation analysis for the stock returns and stock indices. Based on the data of the Russian stock market the author shows that its basic structure can be obtained by building a maximum spanning tree of the correlation graph of earnings per share. The article also gives an example of applying the proposed approach to visualize the contagion dynamics of the crisis developments in the stock market.
The article presents an analysis of the main trends and methods of civil society and cross-sector social partnership research in modern Russian science.
Abstract. Various Russian monitoring studies record low level of public trust in noncommercial organizations. Simultaneously, how those organizations whose operations directly depend on donations tackle the problem of public trust is lacking attention. This paper presents the results of an empirical study to examine the activities of charitable foundations which depend upon public donations. Through a series of expert interviews three main fundraising strategies were defined. The author highlights that low institutional trust may be compensated by the personal trust in a leader and/or an employee of the foundation as well as by high levels of transparency and raising awareness about foundation`s activities. Each strategy is different in terms of tools to collect donations,levels of interaction with the donors and a basis of trust.