Governance in Russian Regions

A Policy Comparison

Editors: Kropp, S., Aasland, A., Berg-Nordlie, M., Holm-Hansen, J., Schuhmann, J. (Eds.)

  • Argues that network governance theory can be used to gain a deeper understanding of hybrid and authoritarian regimes
  • Fills a research gap by focusing not on informal power networks but on governance networks involving civil society actors in Russia
  • Draws on original data from 7 Russian regions: Archangelsk, Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Samara, Stavropol and St. Petersburg
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About this book

This book investigates the emergence and working of governance networks in contemporary Russia. Drawing on a case study design, it provides a novel comparison of seven policy issues each investigated across various Russian regions or over time. Its authors reveal that governance networks are a ubiquitous phenomenon emerging in different regime types. It sheds light on how and why state authorities interact with non-state actors and unravels various types, functions and flavours of governance networks in Russia. By precisely tracing how state authorities govern networks under the terms of a hybrid regime, special emphasis is placed on the analysis of ‘meta-governance’ tools. Moreover, the book allows for theorising on governance in an increasingly authoritarian regime and thus can also be read as a unique contribution to research on governance theory in general. Creating a clear analytical framework it reflects the richness of governance theory and offers fresh perspectives on the nature of hybrid and ‘new’ authoritarian regimes. This original work will appeal to students and scholars of Russian Studies, public policy, political science, sociology, and public administration.

About the authors

Sabine Kropp is Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. 

Aadne Aasland is Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Norway.

Mikkel Berg-Nordlie is Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Norway.

Jørn Holm-Hansen is Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Norway.

Johannes Schuhmann is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Preface

    Kropp, Sabine

    Pages 1-6

  • The Russian State as Network Manager: A Theoretical Framework

    Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel (et al.)

    Pages 7-42

  • Adjusting the Scope of Interaction Between State and Civil Society: HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

    Aasland, Aadne (et al.)

    Pages 43-71

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Between Facilitating Public Contribution and Arbitrary Involvement of NGOs

    Schuhmann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 73-104

  • Climate Change Adaptation: Governance in a Fragmented and Unsettled Policy Area

    Holm-Hansen, Jørn (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

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eBook £67.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61702-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Due: October 29, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61701-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance in Russian Regions
Book Subtitle
A Policy Comparison
Editors
  • Sabine Kropp
  • Aadne Aasland
  • Mikkel Berg-Nordlie
  • Jørn Holm-Hansen
  • Johannes Schuhmann
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61702-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61702-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61701-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics