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The Department of Comparative Political Studies (DCPS) was established by the decision of Academic Council of RANEPA on February 21, 2012.

The DCPS focuses on creating a fundamentally new academic product. The uniqueness of the faculty is based on the combination of three key components:

• development of an integrated bachelor programme in the field of political sciences;

• real contribution to the international research and participation in the contemporary world and Russian discussions;

• formation of the Faculty staff from the new generation of professionals who received degrees in political sciences in Russia and abroad.

Educational activities of the DCPS are based on the really integrated system of training courses. The content of courses helps to prepare wide-range specialists, able to build independently their learning path according to personal preferences and requirements of the external environment. Faculty aims to produce specialists who understands the dynamics of Russian and global political processes and able to use this knowledge in practice of state and municipal services.

The DCPS works in accordance with the principles of the Bologna system, including intensive language training (English and French), implementation of individual-oriented model of education and transition to credit-modular system of educational process.

Direction of faculty

The Dean of DCPS is Ms. Estelle Lezean

The Deputy Dean is Mr. Iurii G. Agafonov

Main courses

According to the curriculum of courses the first two years are devoted to in-depth study of the basic questions of political theory and governance, as well as intensive study of English and French.

The third and the fourth year of the programme imply training on the unique for Russia individual plan: the student chooses one of the two modules. The student could study courses not only from the chosen model, but also from the other in any combination which corresponds to student preferences.

Module “Political ideas and institutions” includes courses: Political regimes, parties and electoral behavior in comparative perspective;  Anti-Corruption Policy;

• Political transformation;

• Theories of democracy and republicanism.

Module “Public policy and administration: the European experience” includes:

• The European public administration and bureaucracy;

• Institutes and integration theory;

• The European model of regional and municipal administration.

Science and student life of the faculty

The Research Center operates in the framework of the DCPS. Its mission is the research on topical problems of modern society, facilitating of the implementation of the concept of Research University, which implies the combination of education and science.

The DCPS regularly conducts scientific events on the most relevant topics of modern political science. Faculty invites Russian and foreign special lecturers. The DCPS lecturers are involved in programmes of academic mobility and international conferences.

Students of the faculty actively participate in social life of the Institute and the city; they participate in conferences and project competitions. Student council also operates on the faculty.

The third year students have the possibility to spend a semester abroad: in Paris Institute of Political Sciences, the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Bordeaux or Paris East Créteil Val de Marne.

The mission of the Department of Comparative Political Studies is:

  • to establish an international environment for equal communication of young people (students) from all over the world;
  • to give the possibility for students in the field of political sciences from Europe and the United States to glance at Russia, Russian society and politics from the inside and to get high-quality world-class education in St. Petersburg which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


DCPS invites applicants, students and researchers to take part in department`s events. Applicants can get detailed information about the admission process, meet DCPS fellows and ask questions at Open Days. Students are invited to attend Open Lectures of leading word political scientists in English and French. Researchers have the opportunity to meet international colleagues and take part in discussions on current issues of comparative political studies at DCPS Conferences.

Public lectures                      News



May 19, 2016

Public lecture.
Thomas Biersteker “Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action


On May 19 at 1 p.m. the Department of Comparative Political Studies is hosting Thomas Biersteker, Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Director of the Programme for the Study of International Governance at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Professor Th. Biersteker will give a talk on "Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action".

International sanctions have become the instrument of choice for policymakers dealing with a variety of different challenges to international peace and security. This is the first comprehensive and systematic analysis of all the targeted sanctions regimes imposed by the United Nations since the end of the Cold War. Drawing on the collaboration of more than fifty scholars and policy practitioners from across the globe (the Targeted Sanctions Consortium), the study, which professor Th. Biersteker will present, analyzes two new databases, one qualitative and one quantitative, to assess the different purposes of UN targeted sanctions, the Security Council dynamics behind their design, the relationship of sanctions with other policy instruments, implementation challenges, diverse impacts, unintended consequences, policy effectiveness, and institutional learning within the UN. The study is organized around comparisons across cases, rather than country case studies, and introduces two analytical innovations: case episodes within country sanctions regimes and systematic differentiation among different purposes of sanctions.

Prof. Biersteker previously directed the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and has also taught at Yale University and the University of Southern California. He is the author/editor of ten books, including State Sovereignty as Social Construct (1996), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance (2002), and Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Action (2016). His current research focuses on targeted sanctions, transnational policy networks in global security governance, and the dialectics of world orders. He was the principal developer of SanctionsApp, a tool for mobile devices created in 2013 to increase access to information about targeted sanctions at the UN. He received his PhD and MS from MIT and his BA from the University of Chicago.

Lecture will be in English.
Languages of discussion: English, Russian.
Place: 6/10, Chernyakhovskogo st., room 405.


March 25, 2016

The week of the Department. Public lecture.
Carol Leonard “Urban resilience in the Circumpolar North: A comparative case study on governance dilemmas (Russia, Norway)”


On March 25 at 2 p.m. the Department of Comparative Political Studies hosted professor Carol Leonard, Director of the Center for Russian Studies at RANEPA (Moscow), Professor at the Department of State and Municipal Administration, and Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning at the NRU-Higher School of Economics. Professor C.  Leonard is author of the books Agrarian Reform in Russia: The Road from Serfdom (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Privatization in Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s (Routledge, 2013). Professor C. Leonard gave a talk on “Urban resilience in the Circumpolar North: A comparative case study on governance dilemmas (Russia, Norway)”.

Comparing governance issues in two cities of the circumpolar North, Kirkenes, Norway and Beryozovo, Russia, Professor Leonard addressed the coordination of local and state (federal) interests in a period of crisis. In Kirkenes, the mining firm closed in 2015, ending jobs in the community; in Beryozovo, global price fall in the energy sector reduced revenues for regional and local government. The response of researchers to this challenge was to build resilience and skills and support diversification in local communities. C. Leonard argued that under current globalizing pressures, the way forward also closely depends upon intergovernmental cooperation.


March 21, 2016

The week of the Department. Opening.


Public talk by Sergei A. Tsyplyaev, the Dean of Law Faculty (North-West Institute of Management RANEPA), President of the Respublica foundation, former representative of the President of the Russian Federation in St Petersburg (1992-2000), member of the Constituent Assembly of Russia (1993).

Sergei A. Tsyplyaev spoke about a republican concept of patriotism, which is based on the centrality of law that protects the common good and an autonomous, self-reliant and vigilant citizen. In a republican vision, the good citizen is the one who is proactive in taking initiative to change the world around herself, starting from a communal courtyard and ending with contributions to the work of local self-government. The Russian constitution, it was argued, is fit to accommodate such a vision but the ideas enshrined in the document appeared to be too advanced even for the political process that followed.

March 4, 2016

Public lectures for prospective students "Horizons of the political"

“Why do we support ‘our teams’?” A political perspective on sports.


  Dr. Vitalii Gorokhov gave a popular and introductory talk on the ways to understand and interpret sports politically. Dr Gorokhov particularly focused on political rhetoric around sports, the ways it relates to nation-building, and on fans movements.


March 2, 2016

The department research seminar "Municipal elite: an unknown power"


  Dr. Tarusina briefly overviewed theoretical approaches to the study of elites and presented research design of her own study. This research project is implemented by a team which comprises Dr. Tarusina and a number of students from the Department. The projects aims to study the composition of elites at the local level, their mobility and the ways they build relations with local communities. Research identified a number of problems that preclude effective communication and feedback among municipal authorities and local population.


February 17, 2016

The department research seminar "Football racism in Russia: institutions and discourses"



On February 17, as a part of its regular research seminar, the Department of Comparative Political Studies held a presentation of ongoing research under the title: “Football racism in Russia: institutions and discourses”. The presentation was by Dr. Vitaliy Gorokhov (an assistant professor), Ekaterina Zabrodkina (a 3rd year student), and Aleksandr Kokanov (a 4th year student). They presented the preliminary results of work devoted to the analysis of interrelation between football and racial discrimination.

V. Gorokhov outlined the theoretical framework of the study, while E. Zabrodkina and A. Kokanov presented preliminary results of questionnaire survey of first year students studying at St. Petersburg universities. The presentation provoked heated debate, especially over the working definition of racism, used by research group, as well as the theoretical and methodological difficulties of analysing this phenomenon. We look forward to the next presentation from this departmental research group, “Politics, society, sport: comparative analysis” (V. Gorokhov, V. Pasynkova).



December 10, 2015

Public lecture. Niilo Kauppi “Civil society and interest representation in the EU”


The Department of Comparative Political Studies is proud to have hosted a public lecture by a Finland Distinguished Professor Niilo Kauppi on December 10, 2015Professor Kauppi is the leader of research project «Transformations of Concepts and Institutions in the European Polity» carried out at the University of Jyväskylä and funded by the Academy of Finland.

Title of the lecture:

“Civil society and interest representation in the EU”

According to standard political theory, a legitimate political system requires intermediate institutions like NGOs to bridge the gap between political power and citizens. In the EU, supranational institutions like the European Commission have considerable power but democratic accountability and legitimacy are missing. Since the 1980s in view of democratizing the EU the Commission has been eager to create ‘European civil society’. How has this worked out?  What are the limits of this enterprise?

In the past professor Kauppi was a director of research center «Societies, Actors and Government in Europe» at the University of Strasbourg; a vice-chair of European Consortium for Political Research; and the president of Finnish Political Science Association. Professor Kauppi is the author and co-author of A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe (ed.) (ECPR Press, 2013) and Transnational Power Elites: The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security (ed. with Mikael Rask Madsen) (Routledge, 2013). He also published in International Political Sociology.


December 4, 2015

Inter-university comparative politics seminar in St Petersburg

Professor Grigorii Golosov "The nationalization of political parties and conversion of votes into seats in Parliaments under the plural electoral system"


Prof. Golosov presented his research project examining the impact of territorial patterns of electoral support upon “vote-to seat” conversion. The research builds on the empirical data from a nearly comprehensive set of democracies that use single-member plurality systems or mixed electoral systems with single-member plurality components. The findings confirm the researcher’s hypothesis that single-member plurality gives a representational bonus to parties with a lower level of nationalization. This effect is contingent upon an absolute and relative size of the party, so that large parties and frontrunners in particular, get an advantage irrespectively of their nationalization. Mixed electoral rules further facilitate their advantage, while the gains of very small parties tend to be enhanced by a large size of the assembly. The findings contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics of party system development under Duvergerian conditions.

Video of the lecture you will find the link http://sziu.ranepa.ru/publication/1490/master-klass-golosova-gv/ 


November 27, 2015

“Horizons of the political”


Dr Inessa Tarusina “Compliance and non-compliance with rules in politics”


November 13, 2015

“Horizons of the political”

Dr Svetlana Tulaeva “Anti-corruption policy in Russia: why does anti-corruption legislation leads to more corruption?”


November 3, 2015

The department research seminar



Dr Svetlana Tulaeva

The “asphalt” Nivkhs: custom, state and globalization.

The research project examines the patterns that relations among indigenous people, the state and oil companies take, and identifies factors that explain the emergence of particular patterns.


October 30, 2015

“Horizons of the political”


Dr Ella Saginadze

Russian "lieux de mémoire": The Crimean peninsula on the Russia’s symbolic maps.

The lecture was devoted to the formation of the Crimean myth in the Russian culture. In particular, it investigated how the peninsula was turned into an actual national space and became the object of memory ("lieu de memoire"). It was argued that the Crimea is still playing a significant role in the collective Russian consciousness. For many Russians the Crimea is perceived as the ‘heart’ and the center of Russia, not a periphery.


October 28, 2015

Inter-university comparative politics seminar in St Petersburg


Pavel Kononenko

“The reform of local self-government in Russia: survival analysis of mayors, 2003-2015”

This talk demonstrated the benefits of statistical method “survival analysis” for quantitative studies in comparative politics. 


October 16, 2015.

“Horizons of the political”


Dr Vitalii Gorokhov

“Comparative methods in the study of politics”


October 9, 2015

“Sports, state policy and nation-building”


Research project presentation: Dr Vitalii Gorokhov and Dr Veronika Pasynkova, students Ms Galina Yakovleva and Mr Alexander Kokanov

“Sports, state policy and nation-building” (research project supported by the grant of the RANEPA, Moscow)

The project examined the link between political decision-making and behavior of sportsmen and sports fans, parallels in political and sports leadership, and the impacts of mega-events in sports. Researchers reflected on the methods employed in the project, access to empirical data and obstacles to data collection.


September 14, 2015

“History of economic thought: from the Greeks to modernity”


2015 Dr Pavel Usanov presented a first in the public lecture series “History of economic thought: from the Greeks to modernity”

Lectures will be held every Monday until December 21, 2015.



April, 23, 2014

President of International University of Venice Umberto Vattani shared his view on global issues with the DCPS students.

April 24, 2014

Conference "Municipal elites - unknown power".

During the event assistant professor Ms. Inessa Tarusina has made a presentation on the characteristics and features of the interaction of municipal elites of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region and Senior Lecturer Ms. Tatiana Barandova has made a presentation on gender aspects of municipal policy.


March 14, 2014

Lecture on "Switzerland and the Francophonie" from the Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg Mr. Michel Failletaz.


March 18, 2014

Conference "Political tendencies of Russia today: expert view".

Key speakers were members of the International Advisory Board: Professor of the European University in St. Petersburg Vladimir Gelman, professor of political science of Munich University of Ludwig-Maximilians Petra Shtykov, professor of government of Wesleyan University Peter Rutland.

The discussion was very active. The central theme of the first part of the discussion was the "resource curse" launched by Vladimir Gelman. Peter Rutland focused his speech on the problems of Russian identity.

Current political situation in Ukraine was also discussed. Students and experts together have traced the roots of the current situation and tried to predict its development.

The IAB representatives were very pleased with the high level of discussion and asked questions. In turn, students have got first-hand information on perception of Russian political trends in Western countries.

March 20, 2014

Conference "Golden triangle: sport, business and mass media at the Olympics in Sochi".

Representatives of business, media, sports organizations attended this event. The organizers of the conference tryed to create non-academic atmosphere, and its participants shared vivid emotions and impressions of the Sochi Olympic games.


December 19, 2013


International Colloquium "Historical semantics sub specie philologiae» was held at 16:30 at the Faculty of Comparative Political Studies (Chernyakhovskogo str. 6/10, Room 414). The Colloquium was devoted to a theoretical interpretation of the conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte) as philological discipline.


Concepts study usually comes close to such spheres of knowledge as political theory, philosophy and intellectual history. Meanwhile, the study of the history of concepts also requires attention to the history of words, semantic fields, metaphors and topoi.


The colloquium will gather together experts from Germany, Russia and the United States. They will discuss the contribution that linguistics and studies of literature can make in this area of expertise. In particular, participants will focus on the theoretical potential of historical semasiology in the light of works of such prominent philologists as L.Spitzer, A.Meyer, V.Vinogradov and V.Zhivov.


December 23, 2013

President of the Foundation "Sophia Antipolis" Dominique Fache with a lecture "Sophia Antipolis and the phenomenon of technological parks"


October 17, 2013

Consul of France Thibault Furrer with a lecture "French diplomacy: the role and tradition"


February 22, 2013

Professor of Humboldt University Helmut Vollman with a lecture "Local government reforms in European Countries: Between convergent and divergent, conflicting and complementary developments"

October 10, 2012

Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights Lionel Veer with a lecture on "Corporate Social Responsibility - benefits for politics, society and business"


February 10, 2015

Course "Global governance" Dr Iain Ferguson 

Dr Iain Ferguson joined the Department of comparative political studies for the Spring semester 2015-2016 as a visiting research fellow and lecturer. Dr Ferguson received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2013. He worked at the research center Global Constitutionalism at St Andrews. He also taught courses at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests span across the fields of international relations, global governance, relations between Russia and the EU member-states.

In Spring semester Dr Ferguson will teach a course "Global governance". The course will examine the structures of global governance, the link between governance and international security, world trade, environmental protection and human rights. Students will study the past and present of global governance with the view of understanding how it acquired its present shape, and exploring its key controversies: great power rivalry and global civil society movement.

We are pleased to offer you syllabus of the course “Global governance” (Download). Enclosed please find detailed description of the topics of lectures and seminars, course assessment, and literature.

 November 22, 2015

The day of open doors at the Institute. 


Special thanks to all staff and students who presented our Department at the event!


November 19, 2015

New Student Council of the Department elected


New members include:

Tatiana Shevchuk (the Head), Alexei Grischuk, Anastasia Loskutova, Tatiana Drozdova, Anastasia Mironova, Anna Karpunina, Andrei Kolomatskii, Anastasia Manzhosova, Igor Pakhomov, Alina Bulavina


November 13-15, 2015

Educational training sessions 


Escape  from routine. Educational training sessions outside the city. Programme includes master-classes, student council campaigning, and a Halloween party.


October 22, 2015

The Institute’s talent contest


Most awaited student event of the Autumn – the Institute’s talent contest. Congrats to our freshmen on the terrific debut!


The DCPS cooperates with leading domestic and international universities.

European University at St.Petersburg

The European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) is a non-state educational institution of higher professional education. The European University was founded in 1994 due to the active support of the St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak It began its work as a post-graduate studies program in social sciences and humanities (anthropology, history, history of arts, political science, sociology, and economics) in 1996. For its high professionalism and unique academic potential the European University gained the reputation of one of the most dynamic and modernized educational institutions in Russia.

Sciences Po Paris

The Institut d'études politiques de Paris is a public research and higher education institution in Paris, France, which specializes in social sciences. It has the status of grand établissement, which allows its admissions process to be highly selective. Established in 1872 as the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, Sciences Po has traditionally educated France's political and diplomatic elite, and it is generally considered one of the world's most reputable and prestigious schools of the social sciences.

Sciences Po Bordeaux           

Sciences Po Bordeaux, or Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux, is French political science grande école situated on the university campus of Pessac, 8 km from the centre of Bordeaux and is attached to the Montesquieu University Bordeaux IV. It was established in 1948. Sciences Po Bordeaux is one of the nine Institutes of Political Studies of France, and a so-called “Grande École".

Université Paris-Est Creteil

It was inaugurated in 1970. It is a multidisciplinary centre based principally in Сгéteil (Val-de-Marne). The university offers training in law, arts and humanities, sciences and technology, economics and development, administration and exchange, educational science, as well as social sciences.

Val de Marne University is composed of seven departments and seven institutes situated in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), Seine-et-Marne, and in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.

The DCPS corresponds to the international standards due to the International Advisory Board (IAB) that ensures its quality and fulfilling of high international requirements in education. IAB consists of leading international and Russian academics and provides absolute meritocracy rule. Independence and impartiality of IAB are guaranteed by its independent status in the Academy and volunteering activities.

IAB members:

Vladimir Gel'man

Political scientist, professor, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

Dominique Colas

Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Peter Rutland

Professor of Government, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA

Henry E. Hale

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC, USA

Petra Stykow

Professor of Political Science, University of Munich, Germany

Global Studies in Russia

One-year International Program in St.Petersburg

"Global Studies in Russia" is an integrated high-profile English language program in political science launched by the Department of comparative political studies (DCPS), RANEPA's brand-new innovative educational school in political science, located in Saint-Petersburg. 


The quality of teaching is ensured by the DCPS's independent International Advisory Board (IAB). The Program is being created with the advice and active support of the DCPS's independent International Advisory Board (IAB) composed of world-renowned academics. The IAB members are Dominique Colas (Science Po, France), Vladimir Gelman (European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia), Henry Hale (George Washington University, the USA), Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University, the USA) and Petra Stykow (University of Munich, Germany).


"Global studies in Russia" focuses on Russian studies and promotes the genuine interest to the Russian politics, language and culture among the international students majored in political science and complementary fields.


The program is taught by DCPS faculty members proficient in English who gained vast international teaching and research experience, and by the prominent invited professors.


"Global Studies in Russia" welcomes international bachelor students and BA degree holders interested in major fields of political science and having the particular interests in Post-Soviet and Russian Studies.


Structure of the programme


Comparative Political Systems - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Vitaly Gorokhov)

Urban Studies and Politics - 6 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Ilya Matveev)

Russian Studies - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Ekaterina Melnikova)

Russian Language - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Tatyana Bunina)


Global Governance - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Iain Ferguson)

Post-Soviet Studies - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Ilya Matveev)

Russian Politics - 8 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Veronika Pasynkova)

Russian Language - 6 ECTS (course convenor: Dr. Tatyana Bunina)

"Global studies in Russia" is an integral part of the main DCPS bachelor program partially taught in English. Students enrolled in DCPS' main Russian language BA program are strongly encouraged to enroll in the courses of the "Global studies in Russia" curriculum.

Info for Applicants 


  1. English language requirements: TOEFL minimum score 250 (CBT) or 100 (IBT) or 600 (PBT)
  2. At least four semesters of undergraduate studies.
To apply please send your application form together with other requested documents to administrator.fspi@sziu.ru

Required documents:

  1. Application form Download file
  2. CV
  3. Motivation Letter
  4. Certificate of language proficiency (language certificate issiued by your home university will be sufficient)
  5. Official transcripts of all university degree studies
  6. Photocopy of the first page of your passport
  7. Letter of recommendation

 Deadline for applications is April 30, each year. 

Highlight partners:

We have exchange agreements with following universities:

Sciences Po Paris

Sciences Po Bordeaux

University Paris-Est Créteil

For partners:

Students apply through their home universities.

For more information please contact Ekaterina Volkova administrator.fspi@sziu.ru


Accommodation in a dormitory located in the historic center of the city on Basil Island. Double room in an apartment with shared facilities and kitchen in a comfortable student hostel.

Student Visa:

Entry visas are required for most foreign citizens coming to Russia. In view of ever going changes in international policies it is advisable to check up with the nearest Russian Consulate what current visa regulations imply.

Following your admission to the DCPS you will receive an original invitation letter by express-mail and one copy by e-mail. At the nearest Russian Consulate you will need ti present a valid passport, an original invitation letter and a visa application form. Please check with the Consulate what other documents might be needed to apply for a visa. 

We ask you to pay to special attention to the fact that the procedure of submitting and processing the documents in all relating offices may take up to 1,5 months from the moment of receiving the student`s filled form and passport copy till the visa is issued.

DCPS fellows are participants of Russian and international research projects.

In 2008-2009 VitaIу Gorokhov took part in the project "Training a New Generation of Russian Socal Scientists" in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan.

In 2010 Vitaly Gorokhov and Veronika Pasynkova (with Olga Chepournaya) got a venture grant from he Commission for Academic Planning at the European University at St. Petersburg for development of the research proposal "State intervention to Russian professional football to the UEFA.

In 2012 Veronika Pasynkova got a grant for the development of the sonography "Sport and politics in Europe". The grant was provided by the Center for European Studies - EU Center at the European University a' St. Petersburg for the project "Support of development of the Center for European Studies - EU Center in the North-West of Russia".

In 2012 Vitally Gorohov received a grant of Russian council on international affairs and took part in the sessions of training program "Global science".

In 2013 Maria Safonova took part in the project “Mathematical Modeling of international student mobility”. The grant was provided by The Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The research goal is to map international student flows and to check some ideas about the importance of certain factors.

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Dr. Alexander Aleksandrov

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Foreign Language (German), Civil Society, Political Ideologies


Dr. Tatiana Barandova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Sociology)

Course сonvenor: Ethnopolitics; Public Policy Analysis; Political Demography; Human Rights Institutions.


Dr. Elena Belokourova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Institutions of the European Union and Theories of Integration; Municipal and Regional Politics: European Model


Dr. Iain Ferguson

Position: Senior Research Fellow of the Research Laboratory

Academic credentials: Ph.D. in International Relations (St Andrews, UK)

Course сonvenor: Global Governance (taught in English)


Dr. Yakov Gimmelstein

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course convenor: Political Communication

 Горохов В.

Dr. Vitaliy Gorokhov

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course convenor: Comparative Political Systems (taught in English), Political Rhetoric, Political Systems of Foreign Countries, Contemporary Russian Politics, Comparative Politics

 Калугин Д.

Dr. Dmitriy Kalugin

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Linguistics)

Course сonvenor: Philosophy


Dr. Ekaterina Khodzhaeva

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Economy)

Course сonvenor: Law Enforcement


Dr. Dmitry Komendenko

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Doctoral Candidate (Geography)

Course сonvenor: Housing Policy and Direct Democracy


Dr. Victoria Korochkina

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Sociology)

Course сonvenor: Political process in non-Western countries

 Лезеан Эстель

Dr. Estelle Lezean

Position: Dean

Academic credentials: Ph.D. in Political Science (SciencesPo Paris, France)

Course сonvenor: Municipal Policy: the French model


Dr. Ilya Matveev

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Urban Studies and Politics (taught in English), Post-Soviet Studies (taught in English), Theories of Democracy and Republicanism

 Медведев Юрий

Dr. Yuriy Medvedev

Position: Head of political science unit

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Introduction to Political Science, Politics and Religion, Political Parties and Elections


Dr. Ekaterina Melnikova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (History)

Course сonvenor: Russian Politics (taught in English).

 Пасынкова В.

Dr. Veronika Pasynkova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Sports and Politics


Dr. Oleg Reut

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Engineering)

Course сonvenor: State Sovereignty and International Intervention; Theories and Methods of Political Changes; External Policy of the European Union member-states in the Post-Soviet Space; Political Management

 Рощин Е.

Dr. Evgeny Roshchin

Position: Acting Dean / Senior research fellow

Academic credentials: Ph.D. in Social Science (Jyvaskyla, Finland)

Course сonvenor: Global Governance (taught in English)

 Сафонова М.

Dr. Maria Safonova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Sociology)

Course сonvenor: Sociology


Dr. Ella Saginadze

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (History)

Course сonvenor: History


Dr. Marya Shklyaruk

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Science (Economics)

Course сonvenor: Law Enforcement

 Гунина А.

Dr. Anna Shyhanova

Position: Lecturer

Academic credentials: MA in Computer Modelling

Course сonvenor: Introduction to Statistics, Quantitative Methods in Social Studies


Dr. Anton Solovev

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Doctoral Candidate (Economics)

Course сonvenor: Advanced Mathematics


Dr. Inessa Tarusina

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: Public Policy and Management; Policy Analysis and Forecasting Methods; Elite Theory


Dr. Elena Tsumarova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: International Organizations; International Relations


Dr. Svetlana Tulaeva

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Ph.D. in Legislative Studies (Joensuu, Finland)

Course сonvenor: Research Design and Techniques in Social Studies, Contemporary Models of Government Regulation, Corruption and Anti-corruption Policy, Conceptions of Sustainable Development

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Dr. Pavel Usanov

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Economy)

Course сonvenor: Economy, Political Economy, Public Choice Theory


Dr. Julia Zelikova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Sociology)

Course сonvenor: Political Demography, Game Theory, Social Policy in Europe


Dr. Natalya Zhidkova

Position: Assistant Professor

Academic credentials: Candidate of Sciences (Political Science)

Course сonvenor: History of French Republic (III, IV, V); Political History of Russia and Foreign Countries; Academic writing




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