School of Public Administration in collaboration with The Political Studies Association has recently held the Conference “Toward a broader discipline: Russia, Europe and new possibilities for the study of comparative European politics”.
The Political Studies Association exists to develop and promote the study of politics. Founded in 1950, it is the leading Association in the field in the United Kingdom, with an international membership including academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and students in higher education.
Lomonosov MSU was honored to host the Annual Conference of The PSA Comparative European Politics Specialist Group. SPA scholars participated in the conference along with representatives of political science academic community of St.Petersburg State University, Higher School of Economics and MGIMO University as well as participants from Australia, the UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Turkey, France and Sweden.
To address the main theme titled “Toward a broader discipline: Russia, Europe and new possibilities for the study of comparative European politics”, papers in the following areas were presented:
- State Capacity and Quality of Institutions in Post-Communist Countries. Institutional Decay and the Construction of Distributional Coalitions in Turkey;
- Territory, identity and history: a comparative study of Putin’s and Milošević’s nationalist narratives;
- Explaining Neo-authoritarianism: Turkey and Hungary. Gender equality policy in practice;
- Health Care Federalism in Comparative Studies: a Russian Perspective;
- An Efficient democracy at the local level: New alternative to policy networks. Models of Voting Behaviour in Post-Soviet Perspective: Evaluating Russian Electoral Behaviour since 1999;
- Governance of public policy and inclusive growth in the BRIC;
- Bringing the Society back in: Involving the Societal Preferences in the Policy Implementation across EU Member States etc.