Historians and political scientists often speak about comparative approach to the topic of patronage and clientelism. However, both disciplines understand both their object of research and the comparative research itself differently. Also, the methods they use to make comparisons are also dissimilar. As Vladimir Gel’man from European University at Saint Petersburg and Aleksanteri Institute put it, it is often the matter of choice of the tool “whether a shovel or an excavator”. The workshop Comparative Methods in History and Social Sciences: Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Approach, held by the CCHPS had the scope of bringing together these often disparate approaches to researching patronage and clientelism in comparative perspective.
June 24 – 26 2013, Perm | Events
"Projects of Modernity:
Constructing the ‘Soviet’ in European Perspective", organized by Center for Comparative History and Political Studies of Perm State National Research University with the participation of the European University at Saint-Petersburg and the German Historical Institute in Moscow