On the 18th of March, Vladimir Putin once again came out as the winner of the Russian election. But this election and Putins victory has brought up new questions in the media about Russian governance and democracy. This lecture will aim to explain the Russian system; it's history, structure but also impact on society. The outcome of the election and how this will shape Russia in the future will also be discussed.
Per Månson will give a historical background of Russian governance and democracy and Marina Nistotskaya will speak about Russia today and the impacts of the election.
Where: Sprängkullsgatan 19, room B210
When: April 9th, 12:15-13:15
Note: Lunch baguettes for the 20 first to arrive
Note: This lecture will be held in english
Per Månson is a professor in sociology, with a focus on Russian studies, at the University of Gothenburg. For more than 20 years, Månson has given lectures about Russian history. During the 1990's he led several research projects in Russia with focus on development and lived in the country at multiple times. He's published several course literature books, including the popular "Båten i parken: Introduktion till samhällsstudier". In total he's published over 100 articles and research reports and is currently working on a book about the historical background of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Marina Nistotskaya is a research fellow at the Quality of Government Institute and the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She received her PhD in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest. Nistotskaya researches on issues of quality of government, post-Soviet government and politics and public administration reform in the post-Soviet states.