On June 7-10, 2021, our cooperation partner, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the HSE University, held its 10th annual conference. The conference, "Political Economy in a Changing World", brought together scholars from Europe, Russia, the US and Asia who discussed a variety of topics, e.g. political elites in Post-Soviet space and the media and public opinion.
Ekaterina Paustyan, Olga Masyutina and Michael Rochlitz presented their latest research projects there:
Ekaterina Paustyan - “Exploring Subnational Elite Networks in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Belgorod Oblast”
Olga Masyutina - “Environmental Politics in Authoritarian Regimes: Waste Management Reform in the Russian Regions” (with Ekaterina Paustyan and Grigory Yakovlev)
Michael Rochlitz - “Authoritarian Innovation” (with David Karpa and Torben Klarl). Michael also chaired one of the panels and discussed two conference papers.