About centre

The Centre for Comparative History and Politics was established in 2012 as a joint project between Faculty of History and Political Science (Perm State National Research University) and the European University at Saint Petersburg within the framework of the Department Development Partnership Program (DDPP).

The Centre's research focus is comprative politics, its research fellows combine expertise in political science and history and pursue diverse research agenda under comparativist umbrella. 

The first research project of the Center dealt with the issue of patron-client relationships in histoical and contemporary contexts; the results were an International Conference, the Summer School, the series of research papers, and two edited volumes.

Current research projects include:

Contentious Politics in Russsia Database

Local Executives Database

Politics in Hard Times: New Modes of Securing Political Support in Russia

Shifting Paradigms: Towards Participatory and Effective Urban Planning in Germany, Russia and Ukraine

Mobile and Material Aspects of ‘Traditional’ Islam in the South of Perm Region

More information on research projects can be found here (in Russian)