The Non-Profit Sector in Today's Russia: Between Confrontation and Co-Optation

Europe-Asia Studies. 2018. Vol. 70. No. 3

Posted: 14 Jun 2018

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Yulia Skokova

Independent

Ulla Pape

Independent

Irina Krasnopolskaya

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: May 30, 2018

Abstract

In present-day Russia, the government’s approach towards the non-profit sector is in many ways ambivalent and contradictory. The Russian government follows two opposing strategies: it largely suppresses independent and potentially critical NPOs, while at the same time co-opting those that function in line with government priorities. The essay analyses the ways in which NPOs have perceived the dual nature of governmental policies and how these policies have affected the non-profit sector in Russia’s regions. The essay argues that, by creating divisions between different types of NPOs, government policies have exerted a negative influence on the internal solidarity of the Russian non-profit sector.

Keywords: NPOs, Russia, State-Nonprofit Relations

Suggested Citation

Skokova, Yulia and Pape, Ulla and Krasnopolskaya, Irina, The Non-Profit Sector in Today's Russia: Between Confrontation and Co-Optation (May 30, 2018). Europe-Asia Studies. 2018. Vol. 70. No. 3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187266

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Irina Krasnopolskaya

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