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SustainGov secures government funding to transform public sector towards sustainability

07 March 2024
With government backing and collaboration from 15 partners, including Stockholm School of Economics, this initiative is set to change governance and tackle societal challenges. It signals a shift towards sustainability in Sweden's public sector.

Joint initiative to address global health challenges through diplomacy

20 November 2023
Global health is becoming increasingly complex, ranging from pandemics and climate change to wars, migration and deteriorating mental health. There is an urgent need for a new generation of global health leaders, equipped with the skills to navigate complex political environments and drive meaningful change. The Stockholm School of Economics and Karolinska Institutet are now launching a new initiative to meet the challenges ahead.

CEO prior corporate bankruptcy experiences and financial risk of their current firms

08 November 2023
New research examines link between the prior corporate bankruptcy experiences of directors and CEOs and the financial risk of their current firms.

Ukraine and NATO – Evidence from public opinion surveys

30 October 2023
A recent survey in Ukraine indicates unprecedented 89% support for NATO membership, showcasing a historic shift in attitudes across regions. This brief, by Anna Anisimova (SITE), explores the evolution of pro-NATO sentiment, regional divides, and the impact of Russian aggression on public opinion.

Does foreign aid foster female empowerment?

16 October 2023
A 2023 study by SITE researchers explores the overlooked link between foreign aid and female empowerment. Using aid project data and surveys, it reveals a modest but significant positive effect on various aspects of women's empowerment. Read the policy brief to learn more!

Democracy in the eye of the beholder?

29 June 2023
In this brief, Jonathan Lehne and Maiting Zhuang examines the fragility of democratic institutions in Eastern Europe, comparing expert assessments and general population surveys. Experts' concerns have intensified, yet voters in almost all new EU member states and across age groups express growing satisfaction with their democracies. The study reveals a shift where people's perception of democracy is increasingly influenced by election outcomes rather than actual institutional change, even when media freedom or judicial independence is restricted by governments.

Call for papers | Democratic backsliding and electoral autocracies

20 April 2023
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe (FROMDEE) invites paper submissions to a one-day conference on “Democratic backsliding and electoral autocracies” with a keynote lecture by Arturas Rozenas (New York University) on 13 October 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.

New SSE collaborative innovation project for public sector governance: SustainGov

13 March 2023

Another Russia could have been possible – Isak Axelson

08 March 2023
Russian history is marked by oppression, with the war in Ukraine serving as a painful reminder. However, in the last 170 years, there have been moments of hope for the country. SSE student and Applied History course alumn, Isak Axelson explores three periods of liberalization in Russia that provide valuable lessons.

Leading experts advocate tougher sanctions against Russia

24 February 2023
As of today, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has persisted for a year. While several countries have helped Ukraine with military, financial and humanitarian aid, Ukraine requires additional assistance to endure the conflict with Russia. What other forms of support and aid are needed for Ukraine’s survival? And how can the EU and Sweden support Ukraine’s victory?
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