THE AGENCY AND LIFE-TIME CYCLES OF PERSONALIST DOMINANT PARTIES IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE: THE CASES OF UNITED RUSSIA AND NUR OTAN

THE AGENCY AND LIFE-TIME CYCLES OF PERSONALIST DOMINANT PARTIES IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE: THE CASES OF UNITED RUSSIA AND NUR OTAN

BY RICO ISAACS
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
UK

THURSDAY, 5 APRIL
17:30–18.30 / HALL#3
NEW BUILDING

Dr. Rico Isaacs holds an MSc in Russian and Post Soviet Studies from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Politics from Oxford Brookes University. His research specialisation focuses on comparative democratisation and transition studies. It explores the dynamics, structures and challenges to democratisation, state-building and democracy promotion in post-Soviet states as well examining how the cases of former Soviet states can contribute to theories of democratisation, state-building and institution-building. These areas are examined through case studies of Central Asian states and explore the challenges to democratization and development in three specific areas.  1) the relationship between, and the development of, informal and formal institutions (parties, elections, judiciary, clans, factions and patrimonial politics), 2) the role of international actors in promoting or hindering democratization in the region (most notably the EU and the OSCE) and 3) the social basis and legitimation of authoritarian patrimonial leadership.

PUZZLES OF DOMINANCE: INVESTIGATING PARTIES AND PROGRAMMATIC POLITICS IN KENYA, KYRGYZSTAN, TANZANIA AND KAZAKHSTAN

PUZZLES OF DOMINANCE: INVESTIGATING PARTIES AND PROGRAMMATIC POLITICS IN KENYA, KYRGYZSTAN, TANZANIA AND KAZAKHSTAN

FRIDAY, 15 APRIL
16:00–17.30 / HALL#112
VALIKHANOV BUILDING

BY MIA OLSSON
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden