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The Policy-Making Process and Social Learning in Russia

The Case of Housing Policy


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marina Khmelnitskaya
    Pages 1-37
  3. Marina Khmelnitskaya
    Pages 128-164
  4. Marina Khmelnitskaya
    Pages 165-204
  5. Marina Khmelnitskaya
    Pages 205-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-279

About this book


Centering its study around three explanatory variables - actors, institutions and ideas - this book argues that Russia's hybrid institutional environment reduces the competition of policy ideas, both at the stage of policy elaboration by the community of state and non-state policy experts, and also at the stage of policy adoption by parliament.


Policy-making social learning Russian politics experts policy sub-systems policy paradigms historical institutionalism Institution parliament Policy policy-making politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

About the authors

Marina Khmelnitskaya holds a degree in Russian and East European studies and Doctorate in Politics from the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of a number of articles on Russian politics and policy-making, housing policy and housing finance.

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“The reader will also find very detailed information about how much influence particular institutions and even individuals had in policy preparation. The book is also certainly a significant theoretical contribution to institutionalist theory and comparative public policy studies, especially in reference to the post-socialist economic transformation. … This is an important lesson that may be of interest not only to scientists and students but also, and perhaps especially, to policy-makers.” (Martin Lux, International Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 17 (3), June, 2017)