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Global Trends or Regime Survival: The Reforms in Russian Higher Education

  title={Global Trends or Regime Survival: The Reforms in Russian Higher Education},
  author={Natalia Forrat},
This paper explores the link between the public policy and the survival strategies of a hybrid political regime. Using the case of higher education in Russia, I show how the Russian state elites use the policy tools widespread in Western democracies to achieve domestic political goals. Introduction of quasi-market mechanisms into higher education is used to reduce government expenditures and free up resources that can be spent for loyalty in other spheres or personal consumption by state elites… 

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