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Jul 20 – Jul 26
Democratic Constitutional Design: Summer School in Iceland

Application deadline: March 25, 2019 

Aug 12 – Aug 24
Summer School 'Economics in Russia: National Aspects'

Deadline for application: May 20, 2019 

Aug 20 – Aug 31

Summer School 'Culture of Totalitarian Society and Memory Studies Cases'

Deadline for application: April 30, 2019 

State Capacity: How It Is Measured and Compared

‘State capacity’ refers to a state’s ability to make and effectively implement decisions in domestic and foreign policy. In a study, HSE University political scientists evaluated the state capacity of 142 countries. Based on their findings, the researchers created and trialed a state capacity index, identified eight models of state capacity, and compiled a general international ranking.

Illustration for news: ‘Public Administration Is Impossible Outside of Real Politics’

‘Public Administration Is Impossible Outside of Real Politics’

In September 2019, the School of Political Science and the School of Public Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences will merge into the School of Politics and Governance. The opening of the newly unified school will bring big changes to the structure and contents of educational programmes.

Illustration for news: ‘Consolidation Will Create New Opportunities for Research and Education’

‘Consolidation Will Create New Opportunities for Research and Education’

Andrei Melville, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, spoke with the HSE News Service about the merger of two schools and the outlook for political science at HSE University.

Illustration for news: Expert on Authoritarian Regimes to Speak at April Conference

Expert on Authoritarian Regimes to Speak at April Conference

While much of the focus on politics and global affairs over the past several decades has been on democratization, the most striking thing about this period has been the survival and spread of authoritarian regimes, argues Graeme Gill, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Professor Gill is one of the presenters at the upcoming XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, scheduled this year for April 9-12 at the Higher School of Economics.

Post-Soviet Authoritarian Regimes Ineffective

More than twenty years after the collapse of the socialist bloc, virtually none of the post-communist countries have attained the level of socioeconomic development characteristic of advanced democracies. Likewise, none of the post-communist countries have emerged as successful autocracies with high-quality public institutions, such as those found in Singapore or Oman. Professor Andrei Melville, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, and Mikhail Mironyuk, Associate Professor of the HSE School of Political Science, examine possible reasons why it is so.

HSE Political Scientists Discuss Their Research at APSA Meeting

In San Francisco, the 111th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) – one of the largest international conferences in the field of political science – recently took place. Scholars from HSE presented their research on forum panels such as ‘Fiscal Politics in Federal Systems’, ‘Social Policy in Non-democracies: Dynamics of Social Policy Debates in Russia’, ‘Incumbents and Elections in Developing Countries’, and ‘Power in 21st Century World Politics’.

Illustration for news: Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else

Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else

On May 20, 2015, Dr Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University, gave an open lecture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod.

‘Conducting Comparative Research Requires One to Leave a Comfortable Environment’

Students of the international Master’s programme in Comparative Social Research, which opened in 2014, spent their first semester studying at the Moscow campus of the Higher School of Economics; the second semester was spent in St. Petersburg. Another six months will be devoted to study abroad. Mobility in the educational process is an important principle of the programme that allows future sociologists to better understand social reality. The English-language programme turned out to of interest not only to Russian students, but also to graduates of prestigious foreign universities.

Political Science is Learning More, but Studying Less

Andrei Melville, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, reflects on the direction of political science today.

Student Mobility in Action

Last year the HSE Nizhny Novgorod signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese university, agreeing to develop a partnership in science, joint research projects, and student mobility.

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