Election Observers in One Region: An Outline of an Analysis
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Russia, Political Elections, Election Monitoring, Observers
This article discusses some preliminary conclusions after interviewing people who took part in the last presidential election as observers in one region of the Russian Federation. It shows how differently constructed social/geographic spaces from the capital to province and within one region inﬂuence observers’ varied experiences. Analysis of these differences is focused on three stages of the observers’ work: 1) preparation and choice of an electoral district prior to elections; 2) events on election day; and 3) self-reﬂections of observers and postelection plans. In Russian.
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Fudin, Alexander. 2012. “Election Observers in One Region: An Outline of an Analysis”. Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 4 (2), 173-82. http://www.soclabo.org/index.php/laboratorium/article/view/39.
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Alexander Fudin is a graduate student at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a participant in the Independent Research Initiative. His scientiﬁc interests include election observers, ethnic masculinity, North Caucasus, migration, gender studies, and sociological research methodology. He has published several articles on these topics.