The New Economic School, with support from the Yeltsin Foundation, invites submissions of paper proposals for an international conference on property in Russia.
The apparent absence in Russia of an established tradition of private property is habitually assumed by both domestic and foreign observers to be a defining feature of Russian society since time immemorial. Yet, the argument have traditionally had a cyclical character: the absence of a tradition of private property is adduced to explain the peculiarities in the development of Russian state and society, while these very same peculiarities, in turn, are drawn upon to explain why a tradition of private property failed to develop.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the evolution of concepts and institutions of property in Russia and to chart an agenda for further study of property in Russia.
We are interested in original empirical research and theoretical papers that deal with, among others, the following topics:
• Concepts of property in Russia – USSR – Russia;
• Varieties in property types and regimes;
• Property and the state;
• Institutions and property in Russia;
• Enforcement of property rights: formal and informal mechanisms;
• Sociology of property
The conference will take place in Moscow on June 20, 2011. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is March 1, 2011. The program committee will notify participants by April 1, 2011. Thanks to support from the Yeltsin Foundation, the conference organizers are able to offer some participants funds to cover transportation and accommodation costs.
The working languages of the conference are Russian and English, simultaneous translation will be provided by conference organizers.
Members of the program committee: Konstantin Sonin, New Economic School (email@example.com), Igor Fedyukin, New Economic School (firstname.lastname@example.org); Ekaterina Pravilova, Princeton and New Economic School (email@example.com); Tracy Dennison, California Institute of Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proposals of 300 -500 words should be sent to Igor Fedyukin, coordinator of the program committee at email@example.com.
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