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Nepotism in the Civil Service in Russia and Azerbaijan

Student: Elina Khidoyatova

Supervisor: Valeriya Utkina

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Public Administration (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2019

This final qualification work is devoted to the analysis of the development of nepotism’s level in the public civil service on the example of two Post-Soviet countries – Russia and Azerbaijan. A case study was considered as the research method for exploring the level of nepotism in governmental structures of Russia and Azerbaijan. The research provides a comparison of the largest clans’ influence in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic - the clans of Arashukov and Derev, and on the territory of Azerbaijan - Aliyev and Pashayev' families. Besides a case method, the work provides the analysis of the legislation of two chosen countries, which restrict the development of nepotism in governmental structures. The paper deals with the problem of identifying the level of nepotism in the public civil service, the features of its development in Russia and Azerbaijan and with the importance of the legislation revision in the sphere of nepotism.

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