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Russia pp 257-268 | Cite as

Population and Migration

  • Vladimir Malakhov
  • Mark Simon
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Abstract

At the heart of Russian immigration and demographic policy is a collision between two historical approaches to “population administration” in Russia—the first liberal, and the second conservative. The liberal approach works from the premise that Russian society is a self-organising whole, with policy-makers having to work only in support of this self-organisation by incentivising desirable trends and frustrating undesirable ones. The conservative approach, on the other hand, holds that Russian society requires strong restrictions in order to ensure its stability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Malakhov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mark Simon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Political Theory and Applied ScienceRussian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public AdministrationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow School of Social and Economic SciencesMoscowRussia

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