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Career Paths of Civil Service Executives in Russia

Student: Anna mariia Filippova

Supervisor: Valery Georgievich Ledyaev

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Complex Social Analysis (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

The work examines the career paths of 369 civil service executives of the Russian government, explaining the structure of these careers by the individual choice of the employees themselves and the influence of social reproduction structures. I arguer that the system of selection and promotion of top civil servants is one of the ways to organise and reproduce the conditions of elite dominance . This process is implemented with the help of educational and professional mechanisms of reproduction of this professional group. By analysing the sequence of events, the ordering of the elements of career paths of employees is investigated and the general patterns of careers in general or of individual elements of these careers are revealed.

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