Director of the Department for Public Administration and Governance of NRU HSE Andrey Klimenko took part in a meeting of the Council under the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Volga Federal Region, held in Orenburg on 28 March.
The Ulyanovsk Regional Development Strategy until 2030 becomes one of the first strategic planning documents in Russia
This was announced by specialists at a forum, devoted to implementation of the Strategy. The event was summarised at a plenary session on 22 March. Alexander Epstein, a candidate of geography, spoke on behalf of the Institute for Public Administration and Governance of NRU HSE, positively appraising implementation of the regional Strategy-2030.
Prototype technopark for Archangelsk Region to start operating in a building of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University
A roundtable discussion was held at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, devoted to creating a technology park in Archangelsk Region. Representatives of the regional government, the business community and staff from the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and NRU HSE attended the event.
The Higher School of Economics, represented by Deputy Director of the HSE Institute for Public Administration and Governance Konstantin Golovshchinskiy, elaborated and presented the project titled Socio-economic Development Strategy for Russian Science City Chernogolovka Until 2026 at public hearings that took place on 16 January in Chernogolovka.
Will the field of politics always be a minefield for human morality?
Professor Alexander Obolonskiy, Doctor or Law from the Public and Municipal Service Department of Public and Municipal Management at NRU HSE answers the questions of Editor-in-Chief of the NG-Scenarios supplement of Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper Yuri Solomonov
An intergovernmental network of multiaccess centres is to be created in the Commonwealth of Independent States. A resolution with recommendations for elaborating such a network was adopted by attendees of the conference CIS: International Work with State-of-the-Art Equipment as Part of Formation of an Intergovernmental Network of Multiaccess Centres. The event was held on 12 December at the Higher School of Economics.
Public authorities appear wholly unable to introduce import substitution into software. This is the second time this year that the procurement of computers with Microsoft software for the Internal Affairs Ministry has raised questions at the Federation Council. They believe that the department turned away without just cause from similar, domestically produced software. Experts point to a loophole: Officials are currently not prevented from procuring foreign computers, the manufacturers of which install the software themselves. The opinion of leading expert from the Institute for Public Administration and Governance of NRU HSE Dmitry Kozhevnikov and other specialists can be found in newspaper article in Kommersant.
Higher School of Economics experts prepare proposals to disclose information on the activity of organisations in the social sector
Experts from the Higher School of Economics have prepared a list of data samples for mandatory publication on the activity of organisations in the social sector. They also drew up recommendations for amending statutory legal enactments, enabling the disclosure of statistical information pertaining to the work of these institutions.
Staff members from the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences have made over 50 trips to international conferences in the past year. Alexander Kalgin, Lecturer at the School of Public Administration, shared his impressions about the International Symposium on Development and Governance in BRICS countries in Shanghai, and a visit to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou to discuss a joint research project and to meet with representatives of the university administration responsible for international education cooperation.
HSE Experts Propose Publishing Rudimentary Statistical Reports on Medical Institutions in "Open Data" format
Experts from the Higher School of Economics believe that, while the sets of "open data", currently being published by the Russian Healthcare Ministry, are useful for the public, they need additional detail.
Purpose. In this paper we compare the open government data ecosystems of Mexico, Russia and the United States in an effort to extract some of the major points of similarity and differentiation between these countries, and to trace how variations in these ecosystems may be related to context-specific historical problems and politics, particularly with regard to the possibility of sustained and institutionalized practice. Methodology. We take a comparative approach, using a set of concepts commonly applied to the three countries to analyze similarities and differences within this group. We gathered textual data and information, our searches for relevant documents guided by a set of concepts or criteria that are frequently employed in studies of government’s open data readiness assessment. Findings. We conclude by focusing on the very different national exigencies that have given rise to open data ecosystems in the three countries, the variations in policy vehicles and implementation schemes that have instantiated open data practices within the three ecosystems, and the common challenges that each country faces in institutionalizing open government data programs beyond the tenures of their current executives. Originality/Value. Open government data is an information policy with near global relevance and increasing application. Practitioners and scholars alike have used the concept of an “ecosystem” to guide their approach to implementing this policy and to theorizing its scope and benefits. The international comparison is original and adds to our current understanding of an ecosystem approach to open government data
This panel features researchers from six countries which sufficiently vary in culture, historic and current governance traditions and models, size, economic situation, social capital and geographic location. All their national governments implement OGD policy with certain degrees of success and failure. The panelists will present short reports (up to 10 minutes) explaining the current situation in the country which he/she represents by using ecosystem approach.
U.S. and European scholars have established the association between work in government and public service motivation (PSM). Yet, few studies measure PSM among master of public administration (MPA) students and link it to their intention to work in government. For the first time in Russia, the study tests the association between culturally determined measures of prosocial motives of Russian MPA students and their intention to work for government upon graduation. Three theoretical frameworks help structuring this research: public administration, political trust, and volunteering. The data in this study confirm that Russian MPA students with prosocial motives tend to choose work in government. We explain this phenomenon by deriving the prosocial motive theoretical perspective from the larger concept of PSM and from the theory of political trust. In addition, the study finds that formal and informal volunteering is not related to choosing work in government. The implications of these findings are discussed.
After decades of dominant Marxism-Leninism, the post-Soviet Russian political space offers a multiplicity of discourses associated with the contemprary state and its various organs - such as the party, the presidential administration, the burocracies and media - or with the different places of ideological production revealing plurality and fluidity within Russian political languages and evoking many of the neo-conservativist ideological constructs promoted by the Kremlin. The apparent demise of Russian notions of Liberalism, its polymorphism, the influence of the Soviet experience, perestroika, the effects of the turbulent 1990s, in addiction to the effect of Western thought and foreign policies on Russia's liberal ideas and expectations, determine the role of the remaining institutions and actors that promote political , economic, and constitutional liberalism and manifest an alternative discourse that, although weakened, is still credible.