edited by

M.E. Rodionova, S.Yu. Belokonev, P.S. Seleznev, D.A. Ezhov

  • Marina E. Rodionova – Head and coordinator of the project; Deputy Vice-Rector for Projects, Ph.D. in Sociology, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,
  • Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Reviewers:

V.V. Fedorov— CEO of the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM), Scientific Adviser of Sociology & Political Science Department of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Candidate of Political Science,

Dr. O.F.Shabrov —Doctor of Political Science, Professor, Head of the Department of Political Science and Political Management of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation,

Dr. O.M. Mikhailenok— Director of the Socio-Political Relations Department of the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Political Science, Professor,

V.I. Kamyshanov—Head of the Department of the International Humanitarian Collaboration of the Faculty for Humanities of the Russian State Social University; Associate Professor of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy & Public Administration of the Department of the Political Science and Political Direction, IBDA. President of the Federation for the Peace and Agreement, Member of the Council of Europe, Candidate of Science in Politics

Overseas Reviewers

Vladimir Prorok —Vice-Rector for education, development and evaluation, Institute of International and Public Relations, Doc. PhDr.,CSc,; Prague, Czech Republic,

Bernard Owen—Director of the CENTRE D’ETUDES COMPARATIVES DES ELECTIONS(rattaché au CERSA-CNRS UMR 7106) and Research Associate at Panthon Sorbonne Paris 1 University.  PhD in Political Science, Patheon Sorbonne Paris 1 University; Paris, France,

Maria Rodriguez-McKey— Juris Doctor Washington DC-Lewis Clark Scool of Law, Researcher at the Center for the Compartive Study of Elections; Washington DC, USA.

 This publication was compiled under the aegis of European Union ERASMUS+ program ‘The New Europe in The New International Order’, and is timed to coincide with the Russian Presidential elections of 2018. This book is a continuation of a series of publications under the aegis of the ‘Europe facing the challenges of the early 21st century’  (2017), and ‘Europe in a new world reality’ (2016).

The textbook presents the viewpoints of leading Russian and foreign political commentators on the electoral processes in Russia and Europe, including analysis of new electoral practices. The book presents the features and electoral technologies in Russia and a series of European  nations (including Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Finland, Great Britain, and others).

The book is of interest to a broad readership, including candidates for political office, electoral campaign managers, party leaders, students of Political Science, International Relations, and Foreign Policy Studies.

© M.E. Rodionova, S.Yu. Belokonev, P.S. Seleznev, D.A. Ezhov

The published materials reflect exclusively  personal point of view of the authors.

 The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.