Copenhagen/Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2000 - 2003 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: Department of International Relations and Political Science, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University; later Visiting Researcher, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute.
2002 - 2003: International institutions and the globalization of Russian regions
The objectives of the project are to analyze the roles played by foreign institutions (non-governmental organizations, foundations, individual companies, etc.) in transforming Russian regions into global actors; assess major international assistance programs implemented in regions of the Volga Federal District; and write a research and policy paper for local government bodies including the government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the administration of the presidential representative of the Volga Federal District, the Nizhny Novgorod City Council and Nizhny Novgorod Public Chamber, and international institutions including USAID, the IMF, the British Council, IREX and the Eurasia Foundation.
2000 - 2001: The role of Russian regions as international actors
The objectives of the project are to analyze the most typical ways in which Russia's subnational units conduct foreign policy activism; identify difficulties and impediments faced by regional leaders determined to have a high international profile; research the institutional basis of regions' foreign policies (administrative procedures, decision making peculiarities, legislation, etc); investigate the influence of regions' international conduct over federal policy in domains such as security issues, ecology, investments; analyze reactions of foreign countries to the foreign policy activism of Russian regional elites; and develop a policy paper in the field of public administration.