Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Tev D. (2020) Vysokopostavlennyye chinovniki Administratsii Prezidenta RF: kanaly rekrutirovaniya i karyera [Senior offi cials of the Presidential Administration of Russia: recruitment channels and career]. Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsialnoy antropologii [The Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology], 23(3): 153187 (in Russian).



Tev D. (2020) Vysokopostavlennyye chinovniki Administratsii Prezidenta RF: kanaly rekrutirovaniya i karyera [Senior offi cials of the Presidential Administration of Russia: recruitment channels and career]. Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsialnoy antropologii [The Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology], 23(3): 153187 (in Russian).
ISSN 1029-8053
DOI 10.31119/jssa.2020.23.3.7

Posted on site: 29.10.20

URL: http://jourssa.ru/sites/all/files/volumes/2020_3/Tev_2020_3.pdf ( 29.10.2020)


Abstract

Th e article analyzes the career of senior offi cials of the presidential administration. Th e empirical basis of the study is a database that includes biographical profi les of 354 PA offi cials in 19912018. Th e main channels have been identifi ed, within which the professional path passes before being appointed to a key position in the PA and aft er leaving it. Th e most important source of recruitment of presidential offi cials and their place of work aft er retirement are administrative bodies, primarily at the federal level, and, in this sense, administrative professionalization is the predominant tendency of their career. In particular, positions in the Russian government and the PA oft en serve as a springboard for each other, which contributes to the integration of the government elite and the presidential bureaucracy into a single power elite. In the PA off shoots from force-structures are quite widely represented; moreover, the movement of personnel is two-way. Th e level of PA militarization was historically variable, starting to grow in the second term of Yeltsins presidency and reaching a maximum under Putin and Medvedev. Compared to the administration, representative bodies, especially the federal parliament, are much less important as achannel for recruiting presidential offi cials and their place of work aft er resignation. Business asignifi cant, although mostly indirect supplier of PA leaders, and its plutocratization has atendency to increase. A more signifi cant role is played by business as the place of work of retired AP offi cials, many of whom were employed in major fi rms, creating dynamic interlocking of administrative and economic elites. Also among the offi cials of the PA some experience gained in the media and in the scientifi c and educational fi eld.