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

Kolesnik N. V. (2021) Gender (In) Equality in the Political Power of Russian Regions. Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes. No. 4. P. 468–491. https: ...



Kolesnik N. V. (2021) Gender (In) Equality in the Political Power of Russian Regions. Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes. No. 4. P. 468–491. https://doi.org/10.14515/ monitoring.2021.4.1652. (In Russ.)
ISSN 2219-5467
DOI 10.14515/monitoring.2021.4.1652

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Abstract

The article focuses on the problem of gender (in)equality in the political elite of Russian regions. In the first part of the paper, we analyze the academic discussion on the gender pro­ file of power. We review methodological approaches to the analysis of women's participation in politics in Russia and foreign countries. We conclude that in Russia, the formation of political elite at a regional level has not been completed. This is caused by continuing socio­politi­ cal transformations in the society as well as a dynamic state of the power gender profile. In the second part of the article, we represent results of our study on career trajectories and educational level of the political elite in ten Russian regions (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk and Rostov regions, the Republic of Dagest­ an, Khabarovsk and Stavropol regions). Based on biographical analysis (649 biographies of deputies) we identified the gender specificity of parliaments in studied territories of Russia. According to the data, although women are accepted in the structures of power, the political elite is reproduced on closed grounds. We found that the entry of women into a regional parliament is never accidental