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Kristina Gushchina

Kristina Gushchina
Doctoral Researcher, IMPRS-SPCE, University of Cologne
Phone: +49 221 470 5913
Fax: +49 221 470 8669

Homepage at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics


Research Interests

political science; quantitative and comparative political research; research on women's representation; causes of political institutions' creation and their political and/or socio-economic impact; elections; electoral authoritarianism

Research Project


Russian Local Self-Government: The Evolution towards Its End (with Pavel Kononenko) In: Thomas F. Reilly (ed.), The Governance of Local Communities: Global Perspectives and Challenges. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 235-257 (2017).  
Russia's Local Government in the Process of Authoritarian Regime Transformation: Incentives for the Survival of Local Democracy (with G. Golosov, P. Kononenko). Local Government Studies 42, 4, 507-526 (2016) >>more  
Siti-Menegeri ne dlya Vseh: Strukturnie Izmeneniya Sistemi Mestnogo Samoupravleniya v Regional'nih Stolicah RF v 2003-2013 Godah. [City Managers Are Not for All: Structural Changes of the System of Local Self-Government in the Russian Regional Capitals, 2003-2013]. In: Studencheskie Smol'nie Chtenia-2014: Novie Podhodi v Gumanitarnih i Social’nih Naukah [Students' Smol'ny Readings - 2014: New Approaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences]. Conference materials. Saint Petersburg: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg University, 2015, 176-186 >>more



Oct. 2016-present Doctoral Researcher, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, Cologne, and Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, University of Cologne
2014-2015 MA, Political Science, Central European University, Budapest
2010-2014 BA, International Relations, Political Science, and Human Rights, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg University, Russia, and Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (joint program located in St. Petersburg)


Awards and Honors

Jan.-June 2015: Full CEU Fellowship, Central European University, Budapest  
2015: Departmental Award for Academic Excellence, Central European University, Budapest  
2014: Best report at the conference "New Approaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences," Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg University

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