Comparing Political Regimes in Russia’s Regions

Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:15 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Nikolay Petrov, Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Regional Development Assessment Methods, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

Prof. Petrov will discuss his ongoing research project evaluating the level of democracy in Russia’s federal subjects, as well as his new research assessing socio-political tension in Russia’s regions.

Nikolay Petrov is a professor and head of the Laboratory for Regional Development Assessment Methods at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. For many years, he was scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center, where he directed the Society and Regions project. He also heads the Center for Political-Geographic Research. Petrov is a columnist for the information agency RBC (RosBusinessConsulting), a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and a member of the scientific boards of: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies; Russian Politics; Russian Politics & Law; and Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central AsiaDuring 1990–1995, he served as an advisor to the Russian parliament, government, and presidential administration.

Petrov is the author or editor of numerous publications analyzing Russia's political regime, the post-Soviet transformation, the socioeconomic and political development of Russia's regions, democratization, federalism, and elections, among other topics.
His works include the three-volume 1997 Political Almanac of Russia and the annual supplements to it. He is the coauthor and editor of The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin’s Reform of Federal-Regional Relations in two volumes (2004, 2005); Irregular triangle: interrelations between authorities, business and society in Russian regions (2010); Russia in 2020: Scenarios for the Future (2011); Russia 2025: Scenarios for the Russian Future (2013); and The State of Russia: What Comes Next (2015.)