Professor, Higher School of Economics (HSE), St. Petersburg; Director, Center for Comparative Governance Studies, HSE, St. Petersburg
Irina Busygina is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Her research interests include Russia-EU relations, Russian politics, Russian foreign policy, comparative federalism and regionalism. Her recent books include Political Modernization of the State in Russia: Necessity, Directions, Costs and Risks, Moscow: “Liberal Mission” Foundation (2012, co-author Mikhail Filippov), and Russia-EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood; Coercion vs. Authority, UK and New York: Routledge (2018). She is a member of PONARS Eurasia group and has published in “Europe-Asia Studies”, “Problems of Post-Communism”, “Journal of Eurasian Studies”, “Russian Politics” and other academic journals.
Russia, the Council of Europe, and “Ruxit,” or Why Non-Democratic Illiberal Regimes Join International Organizations, Problems of Post-Communism, Vol.66, N5, 2019. Published online: 30 Sep 2019 (with Jeffrey Kahn), https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2019.1660186
Russia in the Eurasian Economic Union: Lack of Trust in Russia Limits the Possible. PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo N571, February 2019.
Are post-Soviet leaders doomed to be populist? A comparative analysis of Putin and Nazarbayev, European Politics and Society (published online 18 Jan 2019)
The Low Quality of National Governance and Unevenness in the Economic Competitiveness of Regions: The Case of Russia, Russian Politics, 3 (2018), pp.196-215 (with Mikhail Filippov)
To decentralize or to continue on the centralization track: The cases of authoritarian regimes in Russia and Kazakhstan, Journal of Eurasian Studies, N 9, 2018, pp.61-71.