In many countries, including but not limited to Russia, frontier regions, populated more recently than the country's core territory, tend to lag behind in terms of socio-economic development. This phenomenon can be explained by legacies such as state formation in remote regions and the autonomy traditionally enjoyed by new settlers, according to Roberto Foa (Harvard University) and Anna Nemirovskaya, Senior Research Fellow of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR).
Anna Shirokanova (LCSR Senior Research Fellow) gave an interview to OPEC.ru. She briefly described the results of her own research and explained why the level of happiness of lonely people decreases with age.
An article by Marharyta Fabrykant (LCSR Associate Researcher ) titled "Opportunities and consequences of the nationalist development: will future become a new past?" was published in Russian scientific journal "Social Science and Modernity".
Eduard Ponarin (LCSR director) gave an interview to one of the largest Russian business media holdings "RBC" and explained why the middle class in St. Petersburg is disappearing now.
New article by Ronald Inglehart (Scientific Supervisor of LCSR) titled "Inequality and Modernization. Why Equality Is Likely to Make a Comeback" was published in the recent issue of "Foreign Affairs".
NRU HSE has summarized the academic results of 2015. We congratulate the LCSR colleagues whose articles were announced in the list of the best researches.
Professor Christian Welzel has been appointed as a fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). Congratulations!
New article by Andrey Shcherbak (LCSR Senior Research Fellow) titled "Nationalism in the USSR: a historical and comparative perspective" was published in the recent issue of "Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity".
From 19 to 26 of November Alejandro Moreno gave a series of lectures on the election polling, voting behavior, campaign effects and political attitudes in Latin American countries. The presentation and video are available online!