The problems of innovative good governance elements in Russia introduction discussed at the book.
The collecvtive monography is deducated to the subject of the Management of personnel in public/state organizations. The main chapters of the monography are: Recruiting, carrier trajectories and conflicts in state organizatios; effectiveness and result-oriented activity of the personnel of state organizations; Values, image and labor market; Professional competencies and training of civil servants.
In a new book of L.Vidgof one can find large and important information concerning Osip Mandelstam’s biography; in addition, there are articles analyzing some poet’s works.
The book shows as at the end of the 18-th – 19-th centuries Russians "populated” the growing public sphere by the voluntary associations, based on the principles of the Age of the Enlightenment. As a result of the mission of scientific associations, the civil society in Russia became unavoidable connected with patriotism and propagation of scientific knowledge. Analyzing the capabilities of scientific associasions for self-identification, independent activity and organization, the book create the wide institutional context, in the framework of which they acted, and also evaluates their role in the development of civil society in tsarist Russia. The development of voluntary associations in Russia is placed into the comparative context of European history and political thought. Although the historians emphasize the special features of the development of the Russian Empire, particular associations in Russia were the part of the European phenomenon. Their history reveals the important features of the relations between the state and the society under the conditions of the absolutism, when voluntary associations were created and was supported the space of public initiative and independent activity, from where the sprouts of citizenship grew.
Contemporary otkhodnichestvo is a type of labour migration which is distinguished by its temporary and returnable nature. An adult able-bodied family member temporarily leaves home to offer proactively his or her services or seek employment in other regions (areas). Nowadays, otkhodniks come mostly from small towns or rural areas to offer their services or seek jobs in major cities – regional centers and capitals, in the industrially developed areas of the country.
Certain features distinguish a classical otkhodnik from other types of labour migrants (rotation workers, shabashniks (jobbers), cross-border migrants, etc.). Generally, otkhodninks work far from home, from the place of their permanent residence; their work is of a seasonal (recurring) nature; they are self-starters and act independently; they are driven by the desire to improve their material well-being; and they have no intention to relocate their families. The above features make contemporary otkhodniks similar to typical otkhodniks of the 18th - early 20th centuries. That's why we consider that otkhodnichestvo is a sustenance pattern similar to the one which existed in Russia up to the second decade of the Soviet era.
Currently, the classical otkhodnik emerges primarily from the north of European Russia and the Urals. Those areas have sufficient natural resources that the population can largely use and independently bring to market. We believe the availability of such resources in places where the otkhodniks live was a major factor which contributed to their emergence as a special type of labour migrants.
As the otkhodniks do not participate in local social life and are practically non-existent for the local economy, they also escape the attention of municipal authorities. Moreover, they are beyond the scope of their interest. Nowhere and in no way do the municipal authorities engage with the otkhodniks; usually, the authorities are not even aware of them. In their activities, municipal bodies, just as government organizations, target primarily or exclusively people receiving income from the budget, i.e. members of the local community represented by pensioners, public-sector employees and those in need of support and custody. In the meantime, economically this is the least active part of any local community, whereas the otkhodniks and local business people are its most active and entrepreneurial part. However, neither the municipal, nor the government authorities interact with them or consider them as targets for political actions. This category of really active population seems not to exist within the competence of the authorities. In the existing type of relations with the public authorities, the phenomenon of otkhodniks seems to demonstrate the current stage of engagement between the state and its subjects which is traditional for Russia: avoid control by fleeing to the outskirts of the empire. Nowadays, its flight to the shadow niches of the economy which escaped the attention of the authorities.
Collective metodic monography is devoted to the problems of theoretical and allied problems of human resources management in state organizations, especially in government bodies. Effectiveness of HRM and best practices of HRM in Russian state organizations are in the center of collective of authors research. All paragraphs of the book have the connotations with educational courses of Master degree program in Public Administration that is taught in NRU-HSE.
The annual collective monography of master degree students of the programs "Public administration" and "Healthcare Governance and Economics" of the educational year 2014-2105 deducated to three leading areas of contemporary publica management: HR in public bodies; regional governance; governance and economics of healthcare.
Special attention in the book is payed to methods of hypothesis justification.