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The Department was created on the basis of the Department of Politics, which was established in 2005. The main purpose of the department is to provide today’s students with professional training in the fields of political analysis and sociopolitical engineering, as well as in creating a special creative atmosphere that allows for the formation and development of a society of political experts who are capable of not only carrying out professional research, but also proposing and implementing solutions to relevant Russian and international problems.
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We are pleased to invite you to a Research Seminar of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, which will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6.30 pm (MSK) .
Speaker: Andrey Shcherbak (LCSR, Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia).
Title: Russia’s “Conservative Turn” after 2012: Evidence from the European Social Survey
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Russia’s “Conservative Turn” after 2012: Evidence from the European Social Survey
June 4, 2021 | 18.30
Russian politics is often described as having taken a “conservative turn” since the start of Putin’s third term. This refers to the rise in the political influence of the Russian Orthodox Church, the ideological shift to traditional values, and the growth of authoritarianism. This study aims to explore ordinary Russians’ commitment to this conservatism using data from European Social Survey, 2010-2018. I suggest a four-factor model for measuring popular conservatism in Russia: Loyalism, Conformity, Religiosity, and Traditionalism/Security. I then reveal a surge in conservative attitudes in 2014-2016 and a steady decline thereafter. Finally, I explore the factors that explain conservatism on the individual level. I conclude that the “conservative turn” policy has only been a partial success due to a mismatch between official discourse and popular attitudes.
Working languages: Russian / English.
Seminar will be online via Zoom.
The link to join Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97331495641?pwd=MUJjUzc2L1dVK3RoOFZnRWZQYTFKdz09
Meeting ID: 973 3149 5641
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