Policy Learning and Post-Socialist Transition: The Case of Housing Policies in Russia

By Ivan Trofimov.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This article examines the problems of formulating and changing social policies in the socialist and transition economy from the prism of policy learning. The existing theorizing on policy learning is extended and blended with the insights of American institutionalist school. Four components of policy learning are identified, each of them being essential for improving the quality of public policy. The article then applies theoretical concepts in a survey of housing policymaking in Russia (Soviet Union) over the last several decades.

Keywords: Housing Policy, Transition, Policy Learning

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.297-310. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 641.847KB).

Ivan Trofimov

Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia

Mr. Ivan Trofimov is a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University (Australia). He holds a MA degree in Economics and MA in Development Studies from Auckland University (New Zealand), where he worked as a research assitant for several years. His main research interests include international economic governance and social and economic policymaking.

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