Policy Memos by Regina Smyth

Регина Смит 03-06-2018

(PONARS Policy Memo) In February 2017, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and President Vladimir Putin introduced a far-reaching plan to demolish ten percent of Moscow’s housing stock, relocate residents, and...

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Регина Смит 09-16-2016

С появлением в России в 2011–2012 годах протестного движения «За честные выборы» (ЗЧВ) Кремль перешел к новой стратегии в отношениях между государством и обществом, целью которой было ослабление склонности к...

Регина Смит 08-31-2016

(PONARS Policy Memo) In the wake of the For Fair Elections (FFE) protest movement in Russia in...

Регина Смит 02-28-2014

С тех пор как в 2011-2012 гг. в России прошли протесты, связанные с состоявшимися выборами, Кремль ввел широкомасштабные изменения в юридическо-административные структуры, отвечающие за проведение выборов. Эта авторитарная версия институционализированных манипуляций...

Регина Смит 09-20-2013

Since Russia’s 2011-2012 post-election protests, the Kremlin has introduced wide-ranging changes to the legal-administrative structures governing elections. This authoritarian version of electoral institutional engineering is designed to sustain a core component of...

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Регина Смит 10-22-2012

“Russia Without Putin!” Such battle cries by anti-regime protesters took sharp aim at a pillar of Russia’s electoral authoritarian regime: Vladimir Putin’s personalist link to voters. With chants of “Putin-...

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Регина Смит 07-23-2012
There is little question that Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin is developing a strategy to preserve power beyond the 2007-2008 election cycle. There is also little question that neither his...
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Регина Смит 07-23-2012
In 1993, 1995, and 1999, analysts and politicians in both Russia and the United States made bold predictions about the outcomes of each national parliamentary election. Their predictions...
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Регина Смит 07-23-2012

Watching President Vladimir Putin field the questions of high school students in Texas, that early assessments of Putin’s chances for a long political life and autonomous political action were extremely negative seems almost implausible. In two years, Putin moved...

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Регина Смит 07-23-2012

Despite the extraordinary development of the Russian political party system over the past ten years of political transition, parties themselves remain elite-dominated organizations with little connection to societal interests. This configuration of political parties...

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Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Law
Indiana University