Another Forty Years in a Desert

Monday, 29 October 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library
Hybrid regimes that combine the features of democracy and authoritarianism have become a major subject of comparative political studies over the past decade. What determines the oscillation of such regimes between disorganized freedom and poorly organized tyranny? What determines popular political views and expectations under such regimes? Why and when do these views and expectations change? How these changes may affect the political trends if elections are still not free and fair?
These are some of the key questions concerning hybrid regimes that Kirill Rogov will discuss on the example of the Russian case. Taking the perspective of a twenty years post-Soviet history, Rogov will offer his views on what is to be expected in the future.

Kirill Rogov is Senior Researcher at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Moscow; currently he is IWM Guest.

In cooperation with Foundation Open Society Institute, Zug, Switzerland