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Regional Resilience: Russian Regional Governments’ Strategies Of Responding To Economic Crises (Case Study Of The Current Pandemic Crisis)

Student: Diana Khayrutdinova

Supervisor: Irina Busygina

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

Global crises are incapacitating all levels of authorities, from intergovernmental organizations and nation-states to regional and municipal governments. Regions, despite fewer resources and capacities than national-states, play a huge role in the local stabilization of external crises. With the expansion of administrative powers during the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Russian regions have taken measures to support their internal economies. The study aims to find out the factors that influenced the differentiation of the number of these measures from region to region by examining their fiscal relations with the federal center and the structure of the regional economy. As for the data, the measures of support of the internal economy at the regional level were aggregated into a table, based on which the rating of the most supportive and the least supportive regions was compiled. Based on descriptive statistics and case study methods, as well as applying the theory of decentralization and regional resilience, the regions were considered by hypotheses. The results of the study suggest that highly subsidized and industrialized regions, as well as the regions with the increased role of complex market services and a high level of socio-economic development, are more resilient to external crises. The reasons for Russian regional resilience that were found through the analysis are the high level of fiscal and administrative decentralization, the high level of innovative development of the small and medium-sized businesses, as well as effective regional institutions. This study can highlight some of the features of Russian regions, which in the future may be considered when planning or analyzing the responses to the external crises and shocks. Keywords: regional resilience, crisis, Russia, decentralization

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