Linda Jean Cook
- Academic Supervisor:International Laboratory for Social Integration Research
- Article Cook L. J., Iarskaia-Smirnova E. R., Tarasenko A. Outsourcing Social Services to NGOs in Russia: Federal Policy and Regional Responses // Post-Soviet Affairs. 2021. Vol. 37. No. 2. P. 119-136. doi
- Article Cook L. J., Twigg J. Can Russia’s Health and Welfare Systems Handle the Pandemic? // Current History. 2020. Vol. 119. No. 819. P. 251-257. doi
- Article Cook L. J., Holm-Hansen J., Kivinen M., Kuhnle S. The Russian Welfare State in a Time of Economic Stagnation // Russian Politics. 2019. Vol. 4. No. 3. P. 291-301. doi
- Article Bogdanova E., Cook L. J., Kulmala M. The Carrot or the Stick? Constraints and Opportunities of Russia’s CSO Policy // Europe-Asia Studies. 2018. Vol. 70. No. 4. P. 501-513. doi
- Chapter Cook L. J. Constraints on universal health care in the Russian federation: Inequality, informality and the failures of mandatory health insurance reforms, in: Towards universal health care in emerging economies: opportunities and challenges. L. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. doi P. 269-296. doi
- Article Aasland A., Cook L. J., Prisyazhniuk D. Russian Pension Reform: Why So Little Engagement from Below? // Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. 2017. Vol. 9. No. 3. P. 44-69. doi
- Article Cook L. J., Dimitrov M. K. The social contract revisited: Evidence from communist and state capitalist economies // Europe-Asia Studies. 2017. Vol. 69. No. 1. P. 8-26. doi
- Chapter Cook L. J. Implications of Migration for Development of Russian Social Policy, in: Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation. Routledge, 2016. P. 128-145.
- Article Vinogradova E., Kozina I., Cook L. J. "Labor Relations in Russia: Moving to a “Market Social Contract”? // Problems of Post-Communism. 2015. Vol. 62. No. 4. P. 193-203. doi
- Chapter Cook L. J. Political Clientelism and Social Policy: The Postcommunist Experience, in: Political Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy. John Hopkins University Press, 2014.
- Chapter Cook L. J. Spontaneous Privatization’ and its Political Consequences in Russia’s Postcommunist Health Sector, in: The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare. Cornell University Press, 2014. P. 217-236.
- Article Cook L. J. More Rights, Less Power: Labor Standards and Labor Markets in East European Postcommunist States // Studies in Comparative International Development. 2010. Vol. 45. No. 2. P. 170-197. doi
- Article Cook L. J. The Russian welfare state: Obstacles to restructuring. // Post-Soviet Affairs. 2000. Vol. 16. No. 4. P. 355-378. doi
Linda J. Cook received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1985. She is currently a professor in the Political Science and Slavic Studies Department at Brown University, and associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Cook has authored "The Soviet Social Contract and Why it Failed" (Harvard, 1993), "Postcommunist Welfare States: Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe," (Cornell, 2007 pap 2013).
Main research interests are in the comparative politics of the Russian Federation, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and electoral-authoritarian regimes. Her research focuses on domestic and international politics of welfare states and their transformation; the relationship between democratization and social welfare; comparative political representation of labor and women; NGOs, and the politics of health and welfare in contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe.