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Hutcheson, Derek StanfordORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5993-0788
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Blackburn, M., Hutcheson, D. S., Petersson, B. & Tsumarova, E. (2023). Covid-19 and the Russian Regional Response: Blame Diffusion and Attitudes to Pandemic Governance. Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies, 16(1), 29-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Covid-19 and the Russian Regional Response: Blame Diffusion and Attitudes to Pandemic Governance
2023 (English)In: Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies, ISSN 2562-8429, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 29-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As was the case with other federal states, Russia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was decentralized and devolved responsibility toregional governors. Contrary to the common highly centralized governance in Russia, this approach is thought to have helped insulate the government from criticism. Using local research and analysis based on a national representative survey carried out at the height of the pandemic during the summer of 2021, the article charts the public response to the pandemic across Russia. It examines the regionalization of the response, with an in-depth focus on two of the Russian cities with the highest infection rates but differing responses to the pandemic: St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk. There are two main findings: at one level, the diffusion of responsibility meant little distinction was made between the different levels of government by the population; at another level, approval of the pandemic measures was tied strongly to trust levels in central and regional government.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ottawa: Centre for European Studies at Carleton University, 2023
Keywords
Russia; Covid-19; Regional politics
National Category
Public Administration Studies Political Science
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63995 (URN)10.22215/cjers.v16i1.3955 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-22Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. (2023). Russian Electoral Engineering from Perestroika to Putin. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 125(1), 121-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Russian Electoral Engineering from Perestroika to Putin
2023 (English)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 125, no 1, p. 121-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines electoral politics over the last 35 years in the Russian Federation, since the end of the Soviet Union to the present day. It traces the party and electoral system through several phases of development, from hyper-pluralism in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse to the electoral authoritarianism of the late Putin period. A particular focus is on the ‘toolkit’ of measures used to constrict competition and ensure favourable electoral outcomes for the Kremlin and its associates, and on public confidence (or the lack thereof) in the legitimacy of the electoral process. Whilst we can over-romanticise the pluralism of the late 1980s and 1990s, there is an inherent danger for the Kremlin in relying on extracting ever greater gains from an ever-narrower base of support, at the expense of systemic renewal. In the long-term, this may presage another epochal shift in the Russian political system. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, 2023
Keywords
elections, Russia, parties, electoral integrity, legislative engineering
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64349 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S., Emilsson, H., Khoury, N., Maviga, T., Irastorza, N., Hutcheson, D. S. & Bevelander, P. (2022). Measuring refugee integration policies in Sweden: Results from the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism 2021. Malmö university
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring refugee integration policies in Sweden: Results from the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism 2021
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö university, 2022. p. 68
Series
NIEM National Report ; 2021
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51181 (URN)
Available from: 2022-04-28 Created: 2022-04-28 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. (2022). National elections in Russia (2ed.). In: Graeme Gill (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society: (pp. 111-126). London/New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>National elections in Russia
2022 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society / [ed] Graeme Gill, London/New York: Routledge , 2022, 2, p. 111-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over the post- Soviet period, the vibrancy of Russian democracy has diminished significantly,and the national electoral process has become increasingly consolidated and predictable. Whilst this to some extent has reflected sustained support for the president and its reflection in the party system, a significant amount has also come from continual legislative engineering of the electoral system by the regime in order to benefit from incumbency.  The chapter gives an overview of the Russian elections since Soviet times to the present day, focusing on electoral behaviour, legislative engineering, political parties and the integrity of the electoral process.  It is noted that the word 'vybor' in Russian means both “election” and “choice”. Whilst there is still a menu of parties and candidates, it has been increasingly clear in recent years that the regime would prefer that menu to be table d’hôte rather than à la carte. More than three decades after perestroika ushered in a new political pluralism, Russia again has elections without (real) choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London/New York: Routledge, 2022 Edition: 2
Series
Routledge International Handbooks, ISSN 2767-4886
Keywords
elections, Russia, parties, electoral integrity, legislative engineering
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64356 (URN)10.4324/9781003218234-12 (DOI)9781032110523 (ISBN)9781003218234 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Bevelander, P. & Hutcheson, D. S. (2022). Voting Behavior of Immigrants and Their Children in Sweden. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 20(3), 427-443
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Voting Behavior of Immigrants and Their Children in Sweden
2022 (English)In: Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, ISSN 1556-2948, E-ISSN 1556-2956, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 427-443Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We still know remarkably little about the voting behavior of immigrant populations, and in particular, the children of immigrants – who grow up in the same society as their contemporaries, but may be subject to different patterns of socialization. This article uses verified voting behavior in Swedish municipal elections to offer at least two new perspectives on these questions. First, we are able to separate out the impacts of family socialization, general societal socialization, and citizenship acquisition on electoral participation. Second, we are also able to add to our knowledge of the differences in political participation levels between different groups of foreign-background voters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
turnout, foreign-background voters, Sweden, socialization, second-generation
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-43687 (URN)10.1080/15562948.2021.1933294 (DOI)000658556500001 ()2-s2.0-85107474276 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Research Council of Norway
Available from: 2021-06-17 Created: 2021-06-17 Last updated: 2024-01-10Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. & McAllister, I. (2021). Consolidating the Putin Regime: The 2020 Referendum on Russia's Constitutional Amendments. Russian Politics, 6(3), 355-376
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Consolidating the Putin Regime: The 2020 Referendum on Russia's Constitutional Amendments
2021 (English)In: Russian Politics, ISSN 2451-8913, E-ISSN 2451-8921, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 355-376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In July 2020, Russian voters gave strong support to a package of constitutional reforms that reconfigured the Russian political system and enshrined social guarantees and conservative identity values, consolidating the regime that has been built over a 20-year period. This was achieved through an alteration that `zeroed' presidential terms that commenced before the constitutional change, potentially allowing President Vladimir Putin to overcome term limits and continue in office beyond 2024. The article explains how such a far-reaching and important change was successfully endorsed by the Russian electorate. The analysis shows that the main explanation rests with variations in voting patterns across the regions, a pattern that has been evident in previous Russian elections and resulted in strong pro-Putin support. The article also evaluates questions raised about the legitimacy of the result, and its long-term significance for the Russian political system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2021
Keywords
Russia, elections, electoral behavior, constitution, referendum, Putin
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-45847 (URN)10.30965/24518921-00603004 (DOI)000685536000004 ()
Available from: 2021-09-14 Created: 2021-09-14 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. (2021). Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia [Review]. Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, 80(4), 973-974
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia
2021 (English)In: Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, ISSN 0037-6779, E-ISSN 2325-7784, Vol. 80, no 4, p. 973-974Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2021
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51273 (URN)10.1017/slr.2022.70 (DOI)000769612400068 ()
Available from: 2022-05-03 Created: 2022-05-03 Last updated: 2022-05-10Bibliographically approved
Petersson, B. & Hutcheson, D. S. (2021). Rising from the Ashes: The role of Chechnya in contemporary Russian politics.. In: Christofer Berglund; Katrine Gotfredsen; Jean Hudson; Bo Petersson (Ed.), Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the past, navigating the present (pp. 147-166). Malmö: Universus Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rising from the Ashes: The role of Chechnya in contemporary Russian politics.
2021 (English)In: Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the past, navigating the present / [ed] Christofer Berglund; Katrine Gotfredsen; Jean Hudson; Bo Petersson, Malmö: Universus Press, 2021, p. 147-166Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Universus Press, 2021
Keywords
Russia, politics, Chechnya, Yeltsin, Putin, Kadyrov, Ryssland, politik, Tjetjenien, Jeltsin, Putin, Kadyrov
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42355 (URN)978-91-87439-67-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-05-27 Created: 2021-05-27 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. (2019). Data Inventory on Electoral Registration and Turnout in the European Parliament Elections 2009, 2013 & 2014. FAIREU
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Data Inventory on Electoral Registration and Turnout in the European Parliament Elections 2009, 2013 & 2014
2019 (English)Data set
Abstract [en]

The inventory catalogues sources of official information on turnout and electoral registration for the two most European Parliament elections, prior to 1 January 2019 (generally 2009 and 2014, except for Croatia). This inventory was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). The content of this inventory represents the views of the authors only and is their sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

Place, publisher, year
FAIREU, 2019
Keywords
electoral turnout, electoral registration, European Parliament elections
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13678 (URN)
Available from: 2020-03-02 Created: 2020-03-02 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
Hutcheson, D. S. & Russo, L. (2019). Dataset of turnout rates for European Parliament and municipal elections 2009-2018. FAIREU
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dataset of turnout rates for European Parliament and municipal elections 2009-2018
2019 (English)Data set
Abstract [en]

The inventory catalogues available sources of official information on turnout and electoral registration amongst mobile EU citizens for the two most European Parliament elections, prior to 1 January 2019 (2009 and 2014, except for Croatia in 2013) and the most recent municipal elections to which Directive 94/80/EC applied, prior to 1 January 2019. This inventory was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). The content of this inventory represents the views of the authors only and is their sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

Place, publisher, year
FAIREU, 2019
Keywords
electoral turnout, electoral registration, municipal elections, European Parliament elections
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13674 (URN)
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Local ID: 30687

Available from: 2020-03-02 Created: 2020-03-02 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
Projects
Legitimacy, Urban Planning and Sustainability in Russia and Sweden (LUPSRUSS); Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)Fostering Awareness, Inclusion and Recognition of EU mobile citizens’ Political Rights (FAIR-EU); Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)Legitimacy, urban planning and sustainability in Russia and Scandinavia (LUPSRUSS-2)
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