Led by Professor Regina Smyth of Political Science, this group of scholars looked at patterns of urban collective action, comparing social activism in different cities and different issue areas across the Russian Federation.
Urban Activism Working Group
Urban Activism Publications
Papers from the Urban Activism and the Development of Civil Society in the Russian Federation Conference (see below) will be published in an edited volume, Russians in Action, edited by Regina Smyth, Jeremy Morris, and Andrei Semenov by Indiana University Press (forthcoming).
Urban Activism Events
- Urban Activism and the Development of Civil Society in the Russian Federation
This conference took place at the IU Europe Gateway in fall 2018 to frame a collective inquiry into the patterns of urban collective action by comparing social activism in different cities and different issue areas across the Russian Federation.
- The Adventurous Life of the Moscow Subway: From an Urban Miracle to a Media Corporation
Oksana Zaporozhets, Urban Studies, HSE-Moscow.
- Challenges from Below: Dynamics of Contention in Putin’s Russia
Andrei Semenov, Political Science, Perm State University.
- Co-Production, Civic Culture, and Quality of Governance: Theory and Evidence from Russia
Leonid Polishchuk, Economics, HSE-Moscow.