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Adaptation and Pragmatism: Explaining the Survival of the Russian Constitutional Court
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Please join us for an event in our Rule of Law in Autocracy: The Legal Dimension of Russian Politics speaker series, a presentation by Alexei Trochev (Nazarbayev University).

Alexei Trochev headshotBorn in Syktyvkar, Russia, Alexei Trochev is Associate Professor and department chair of Political Science and International Relations at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Previously, he taught political science and law courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and the Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk, Russia. He also edits the journal Statutes and Decisions: The Laws of the USSR and Its Successor States, which has recently covered issues of police reform in Kyrgyzstan, and administrative justice in Uzbekistan. His current research focuses on transitional justice in post-Soviet states. In one three-year project, called “In the GULAG’s Shadow: Producing, Consuming & Perceiving Prisons in the Former Soviet Union” and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, he serves as a collaborator in the team of researchers from the University of Strathclyde and the Higher School of Economics. His other project deals with the questions of how and why some post-Soviet states chose to ban Communist parties through courts while others did not.

This event is supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.


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