Perm Research Center for Elites Studies invites scholars in political science, economics, history, sociology, and related fields to participate in the Interdisciplinary Internet Conference on Russia’s Elites Studies. It will focus on Russia’s Political and Economic Elites Under Consolidation of Power and discuss the fall-winter 2004 changes caused by President Vladimir Putin’s initiatives on state government reform.
Contributors are particularly encouraged to submit papers on the topics listed below. However the papers do not need to be limited by those topics only.
What are the main changes in the political environment for Russia’s elites?
What is really happening: consolidation of power at crisis in the Russian government OR a burgeoning of an authoritarian regime?
What are the new tendencies in the political environment in the regions?
Elites in the regions: final stage of evolution OR morphing into something new?
Political and Economic Elites in their interaction with the government: New Rules of the Game OR Setting Common Rules for everyone?
Russia’s Political and Economic Elites: the Nature of Interaction in Modern Russia.
The Conference consists of two stages:
Stage One: April 25 – June 30, 2005. Materials will be put on the Conference Web site of the Research Center for Elites Studies at the web address provided below
Stage Two: July 1 – August 31, 2005. Papers selected by the Conference Committee will be published.
Dr. Victor Mokhov, Perm State Technical University,
Research Center For Elite Studies, Russia
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