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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Vsevolod Mitrofanov
Developers and Urban Activists of Saint-Petersburg as Interest Groups: Comparative Analysis of the 2010 - 2016 Period
Political Science
(Bachelor’s programme)
7
2017
The research explains the current situation in St. Petersburg of the conflict between developers and the city protection community and the reasons for success of these groups in achieving their goals.

Relying on the most important theoretical concepts of interaction between politicians, bureaucrats and interest groups, analyzing theories of interest groups, competitive authoritarianism and the model of non-patrimonial practices of interaction between government and society, and also studying 18 cases of interaction between city defenders and developers in St. Petersburg, the author comes to the conclusion that the key factor influencing the group's success in achieving its goals is public opinion and the dependence of the Government of St. Petersburg on it.

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