Workshop "Electoral Integrity and Malpractice in Russia and Beyond: New Challenges and Responses", University of Helsinki, October 25-26, 2021
Researchers of the Center for Comparative History and Political Research Eleonora Minaeva and Andrey Semenov took part in the international workshop "Electoral Integrity and Malpractice in Russia and Beyond: New Challenges and Responses", which was held in a hybrid format at the University of Helsinki on October 25-26, 2021.
The workshop was held within the project "Electoral Malpractice, Cyber-security, and Political Consequences in Russia and Beyond (ElMaRB)", which is headed by one of the founders of the Center, an employee of the Alexander Institute in Helsinki, Margarita Zavadskaya.
At the workshop, the main reports were presented by Katalin Miklossi (University of Helsinki, Finland), Vladimir Gelman (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia), Inga Saikonnen (Abo Academy, Finland), John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA), Norbert Kersting ( University of Muenster) and Regina Smith (Indiana University, USA). In addition, panel discussions were held on topics related to the quality of the electoral process.
Eleonora Minaeva and Andrey Semenov presented the report “Do collective actions decrease the electoral support for incumbent party? Evidence from Russia”, that attempted to establish a link between pre-electoral mobilization and voting for the dominant party in Russian cities. Andrey Semenov in collaboration with Vitaly Kovin (PFIC UB RAS) also presented the analysis of the distribution of signatures for applicants for the governor's post in the Perm Region in 2020 in the report "Political logics of the" municipal filter "in Russia: evidence from Perm krai 2020 elections". The workshop program is available at the link: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/elmarb-project/workshop-2021/programme/