How unemployment impacts political destabilization in Western and Eastern Europe
May 16, 2018
‘Traditional values’ are the main theme of the government's rhetoric targeting the younger generation.
February 22, 2017
The new US President's name, appearance and behaviour have earned him more than three hundred nicknames.
January 30, 2017
Having an external ‘enemy’ helps unite Russian society.
December 21, 2016
Alexander Belenky's book 'How US Presidents Are Elected' covers some of the more puzzling features of the American electoral system.
November 09, 2016
Street rallies more often consist of those who get the information from the internet rather than TV.
October 31, 2016
Good nutrition can speed up the transition to democracy.
October 24, 2016
More than twenty years after the collapse of the socialist bloc,
virtually none of the post-communist countries have attained the level of
socioeconomic development characteristic of advanced democracies. Likewise,
none of the post-communist countries have emerged as successful autocracies
with high-quality public institutions, such as those found in Singapore or
Oman. Professor Andrei Melville, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences,
and Mikhail Mironyuk, Associate Professor of the HSE School of Political
Science, examine possible reasons why it is so.
September 23, 2015
The economic and political transformation following the fall of the socialist bloc has affected health and average life expectancy differently in former socialist countries. In nations where reforms led to true political and economic liberalization, health indicators are higher than in countries with hybrid regimes, according to a study by Vladimir Kozlov, a Research Fellow at HSE’s Laboratory of Social and Demographic Policies, and Dina Balalaeva, an Assistant Professor in the School of Political Science.
February 02, 2015
Many Russians volunteering to observe the elections are middle-class professionals. They volunteer because they want elections to be fair and doubt the validity of previous voting results, finds a study by Yulia Skokova, Junior Researcher at the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector
December 27, 2013
Authoritarianism has a future in Russia. In the next two decades, the 1980s generation will start to join the higher echelons of Russian society. But the situation is such that the change of generation of the elites will have little effect on the transformation of the political regime. Or so the authors of research on “The Russian elite in 2020” have concluded
September 11, 2013
Only 20% of residents in Qatar are native citizens of the country. The rest are migrant workers. Cheap workers come from the East, more expensive ones from the West. Trevor Johnston has studied the way this authoritarian regime uses deliberate segregation in order to maintain civil peace during this mass influx of migrant workers engaged in the economy of the country
August 06, 2013