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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Why did Trump win the election? Who votes for right-wing xenophobic populist parties? How do we account for Brexit? Ronald Inglehart, Academic Supervisor of HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, traces the change in public opinion to rising inequality and the resulting cultural xenophobic backlash and prevailing feeling of insecurity.