Prof. Dr. Irina Busygina

Irina Busygina is Head of the Center for Regional Political Studies at MGIMO. She teaches the Module Politics for East European Studies Online.

Irina Busygina
Irina Busygina

Module: Politics

Irina Busyginais Professor of Comparative Politics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) and teaches the module "Eastern European Politics".

Irina Busygina is Professor of Comparative Politics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) and head of the Center for Regional Political Studies. Her research interests include Russia-EU relations, Russian politics, Russian foreign policy, comparative federalism and regionalism.

She was visiting fellow at Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki (Finland), Uppsala Center for Russian Studies (Uppsala University, Sweden), State University of New York (Binghamton, NY, USA), Center for East European Studies (University of Regensburg, Germany), Slavic Research Center (University of Hokkaido, Japan), Faculty of Political Science (University of Bergen, Norway).


Selected publications:

Books & Edited volumes:
Busygina, Irina/Okunev Igor (eds.) (2015): Modernization and Democratization in BRICS Countries: Comparative Analysis, Moscow: Aspect-Press.

Busygina, Irina/Filippov Mikhail (2012): Political Modernization of the State in Russia: Necessity, Directions, Costs and Risks, Moscow: “Liberal Mission” Foundation.

Busygina, Irina (ed) (2010): Giant Countries: the Problems of Territorial Stability, Moscow: MGIMO – University.

Busygina, Irina/ Andreas Heinemann-Grueder (eds.) (2010): Federalism and Ethnic Diversity in Russia, Moscow: ROSSPEN.

Articles & Chapters:
Busygina, Irina (2016): Putin’s Russia: The State-Building Strategy, Russian Politics, N1, pp.70-94.

Busygina, Irina/Filippov Mikhail (2015): The Calculus of Non-Protest in Russia: Redistributive Expectations from Political Reforms, Europe-Asia Studies, 67:2, pp.209-223.

Busygina, Irina/Filippov Mikhail (2013): “Resource curse” and Foreign Policy: Explaining Russia’s Approach towards the EU. In: Russian Energy in a Changing World. Ed. by Jakub Godzimirski. UK: Ashgate, pp.91-111.

Busygina, Irina/Filippov Mikhail (2013): Quality of governance, globalization and regional inequality: the Russian case. In: Russia’s Changing Economic and Political Regimes. Ed. by Andrey Makarychev and Andre Mommen. UK: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Modern World Economy).

Busygina, Irina/Filippov Mikhail (2012): Benefits and Risks of Political Modernization in Russia. In: Waiting for Reform under Putin and Medvedev. Lena Jonson and Stephen White (eds.). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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