Yakutsk, Russia
2004 - 2005 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Political Science Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
e-mail: azarova@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/azarova/

Fellow project
2004 - 2005:
Electoral systems and democratic accountability in Russian regions
The objectives of the project are to study the election-related performance of regional governments in the Russian Federation; investigate the effects of various electoral systems such as proportional representation and majority rule on the accountability of the regional legislature and executive; devise recommendations on electoral procedures that are more likely to enhance the political accountability of elected representatives; and write a research and policy paper for the Regional Policy Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, and the regional assemblies of the Sakha Republic (Il Tumen) and Tatarstan.

Working groups: Anti-Corruption Policy, Electoral Reforms Policy

Relevant countries: Russia