On November, 17th, 2011 Richard Rose, Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy and 6th Century Chair in Politics (University of Aberdeen) gave a talk on “Thinking Conceptually, Analyzing Empirically: The New Europe Barometer”.
On November, 10th, 2011 Andrey Scherbak (research fellow at the LCSR) gave a talk on “Nationalism in Russian republics: historical and comparative perspective”.
Russia takes up the 89th place in the World Values Survey happiness rating with a negative level of happiness. Eduard Ponarin, a sociologist and professor at Higher School of Economics tells why Russians feel rather miserable than happy.
On November, 3, 2011 Evgeni Varshaver (research fellow at the LCSR) gave a talk on “Surveying Migrants in Moscow Suburbs”.
On 27 October 2011 Tatiana Karabchuk (Deputy Director at the LCSR) and Marina Nikitina (research assistant at the LCSR) gave a talk on “Subjective well-being of non-standard workers in Russia".
The regular LCSS working seminar took place on October 20, 2011. Roberto Foa, research fellow at LCSR, delivered a presentation on ''State Formation and Secular-Rational Values''.
On 13 October 2011 Alexey Zaharov (senior research fellow at the LCSR) and Alexey Bessudnov (research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies) gave a talk on “Experimental studies of dicrimination in the labor market in Moscow".
Land, Votes and Violence: Political Effects of the Insecurity of Property Rights over Land in Dagestan
Egor Lazarev, junior research assistant at LCSR, presented his report “Land, Votes and Violence: Political Effects of the Insecurity of Property Rights over Land in Dagestan” on October 6th. Egor reported from the University of Michigan, where he is currently Carnegie visiting scholar.
On September 29 was the regular seminar in the St. Petersburg. The research fellow Julia Zelikova delivered a report on “Anticapitalism in Ex-Communist Countries”. The study carried out by Julia Zelikova attempts to explain why people from ex-communist countries have more strong anti-capitalist sentiments and to explain the difference in capitalistic commitments in various ex-communist countries.
Academic Adviser of the LCSR was decorated by the most prestigious award in political science!