*LEARNING ABOUT POLITICS ACROSS TIME AND SPACE. First comes thinking about what causes the differences in what you see around you, asking questions that make sense to the people you are talking to and learning to type. Put this all together and it adds up to . . .
*CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE. Media stories about corruption at the top of government tell us little about the extent to which ordinary people pay bribes to secure public services. Hence, the CSPP has launched an ESRC-funded study of The Experience of Corruption Worldwide . . .
*HOW SIZE MATTERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. More three quarters of the EU's member states are small states. EU treaties protect the rights of small states but to make their voices heard the states must use smart power. A project on Small States in EU Decisionmaking. . .
*CONTRIBUTING TO CONVERSATIONS. Many academic papers begin life as power points and this is even more true of research disseminated to a public policy audience-with more topical and "pointed" points than are often found in academic journals. The CSPP Talking Points section collects a variety of presentations . . .
*RUSSIA: A DURABLE UNDEMOCRATIC REGIME? From 1992 to the 2012 presidential election, the New Russia Barometer has been monitoring trends in Russian public opinion including full length surveys of every presidential and Duma election. The results are published in our Studies in Public Policy series and . . .
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