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Call for edited volume “Social Capital, Subjective Well-being and Modernization”

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research invites you to contribute a chapter to the Springer’s volume “Social Capital, Subjective Well-being and Modernization”. Deadline for abstracts is December 20th, 2017.

LCSR has started data collection of the WVS-7 and the EVS-5

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) has started data collection of the 7th wave of the World Values Survey (WVS) and the 5th wave of the European Values Study (EVS).

New Preprint: Dictators’ Behavior Under Conditions of Economic Sanctions Cumulative Effect

An article by Kirill Chmel (LCSR research assistant), Alexander Demin and Kirill Kazantcev «Dictators’ Behavior Under Conditions of Economic Sanctions Cumulative Effect», has recently been published in the Working Papers Series «Political Science» issued by the HSE Basic Research Programme.

Electoral Integrity Project published new datasets online

Dataset on Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI-5.5) by Pippa Norris, Thomas Wynter and Max Grömping is available now! This dataset by the Electoral Integrity Project evaluates the quality of elections held around the world. Based on a rolling survey collecting the views of election experts, this research provides independent and reliable evidence to compare whether countries meet international standards of electoral integrity. The datasets are available for analysis at three levels: COUNTRY-level (161 observations); ELECTION-level (260 observations), and also EXPERT-level (2,961 observations). The link to the database is located in the "Resources" section of the LCSR website.

Results of the tender for data collection

LCSR announces the winner of the tender for data collection of the 7th wave of the World Values Survey (WVS-7) and the 5th wave of the European Values Study (EVS-5).

Natalia Soboleva got the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize!

LCSR’s research fellow Natalia Soboleva has become a prizewinner of the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize for the best paper from a society in transition. Laboratory's staff congratulates Natalia on her victory and sincerely wishes her inspiration and success in her endeavours!

Veronica Kostenko has defended her PhD thesis

LCSR’s research fellow Veronica Kostenko has defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

VTB Starts Funding Comparative Social Research at HSE

This year VTB is launching the Endowment for Comparative Social Research at HSE. The endowment will make it possible to invest 10-20 million roubles in research each year. The exact amount will depend on trust management of the endowment assets, implemented by VTB Capital Investment Management.

On the new book by Ronald Inglehart

Cambridge University Press has accepted a new monograph by Ronald Inglehart for publication in early 2018. LCSR is prepares Russian-language translation of the book.

Values in Transtiton? ― Ronald Inglehart gave an interview to the Russia Today TV channel (23.04.2017)

Martin Luther King famously said that the arc of history is bending toward justice - a statement sometimes dismissed as too idealistic but one that may actually have a basis in social science. More than thirty years of research by Ronald Inglehart suggest that, in the long run, democratisation, with its attendant social and legal justice, is inevitable. But how long is that long run? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Ronald Inglehart, Academic Supervisor of Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) during XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.