The Politics of Diplomatic Service Reform in Post-Soviet Russia
YELENA BIBERMAN discusses the causes and implications of the diplomatic drain since the early 1990s–inside the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on an original survey of students at academic programs in elite Russian universities designed to train diplomats, she challenges the idea that inadequate material benefits limit interest in Russian diplomatic careers. Instead, she demonstrates that concerns over the relative power and prestige of the diplomatic corps guide prospective diplomats in their career choices.
When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria, YELENA BIBERMAN and MEGAN TURNBULL
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