Irina Soboleva, "Governors' Dilemmas: Social and Economic Policy Trade-Offs in the Russian Regions"
- Author: Russian and East European Institute
- Number of episodes: 1
- Web site: http://www.iub.edu/~reeiweb/events/2012/Soboleva.pdf
This talk focuses on the process of consultations between governors and local business associations. Evidence from four regions (60 elite interviews with regional heads) shows that the absence of effective institutions to enforce commitments undermines regional capacity to make social policy an instrument for long-term development. Irina Soboleva is Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Political Studies and Lecturer in the Department of Applied Political Science at the Higher School of Econo