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Employees of the ILSIR participated in the conference "Social Dynamics. Inequalities, Integration, Mobility and Migration»

Conference “Social dynamics. Inequalities, integration, mobility and migration” organized by the Budapest Center for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Center of Excellence) took place on November 16-17 online. The purpose of the conference was to gain a clearer picture of social shifts and immobility in the post-millennium international context.



Social mobility is hampered by growing inequalities, income and wealth distribution imbalances and a dysfunctional school system, while new channels for mobility have opened up, with international and national migration becoming massive. The financial, migration and environmental crisis has triggered a stronger than ever political integration / disintegration of society. The former system, targets and paradigm of welfare regimes, the range of beneficiaries and the source and use of financial resources have taken a new turn in many countries, serving social stability rather than the chance to change disadvantages. Citizens' (civic) activity and interest-enforcement potential are weakened and the legitimacy of political integration is filled with populist, authoritarian elements.

 ML ISI at the conference was presented by Elena Iarskaia-Smirova, Daria Prisyazhnyuk and Nikita Bolshakov with the report "'Bringing them up from scratch' Assembling NPM policies in Russian regions". In their research they studied, how the values and principles of NPM are represented in the narratives of representatives of government, municipal institutions, commercial and non-profit organizations that participate in the reform of the social sphere in the regions of Russia. The study shows how, in the face of conflicting requirements for organizations, combinations of multidirectional landmarks, regional leaders together with social service managers construct assemblage forms of social policy and social care models.