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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 Research Seminar of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, which will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 6.00 pm (MSK) .
Speaker: Grigorii Golosov (Professor, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia).
Title: Authoritarian Party Systems
At the seminar, Professor Grigorii Golosov will present his new book "Authoritarian Party Systems. Party Politics in Autocratic Regimes, 1945–2019", published in January this year: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/q0330#t=aboutBook.
After the gradual slowing down of the "third wave of democratization," electoral authoritarianism is rapidly emerging as a dominant form of contemporary autocracy. Political parties play a key role within the political and institutional structures of electoral autocracies. Pro-regime parties provide the dictatorial executive with electoral and legislative tools of sustaining power. At the same time, permitted opposition parties, while normally incapable of challenging the regime, are important for regime sustainability because they perform such vital functions as co-opting actual or potential opposition groups, facilitating power-sharing, and mobilizing electoral participation. The interactions among the dominant parties and the permitted opposition parties, if displaying sustainable cross-temporal patterns, constitute authoritarian party systems.
«Authoritarian Party Systems» provides a theoretical discussion of electoral authoritarianism with special reference to authoritarian party systems; a methodological overview of party system research with special reference to the problems caused by the authoritarian nature of the observed party systems; a comprehensive cross-regional and historical overview of authoritarian party systems; a quantitative analysis of their structural characteristics, including fragmentation, party system format, volatility, and nationalization; and in-depth discussions of the political regime determinants of authoritarian party systems and of the interplay between party systems and other components of the authoritarian institutional order. Quantitative analysis has been performed on an original database comprising cases of party-structured authoritarian regimes between 1945–2019. This content of the book is illustrated by case studies drawn from across the spectrum of contemporary authoritarian regimes.
Working language: Russian Seminar will be online via Zoom .
The link to join the seminar:
ID: 890 4947 9057