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  • BISS Trends Kicks Off (October-December 2009)


    The Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies presents the first issue of BISS Trends, the quarterly monitoring of political, economic, and social developments in Belarus. Download BISS Trends here. ...
  • Russian-Belarusian Relations: Terms, Status, Prospects


    Contents: Summary Glossary ...
  • Belarusian Yearbook-2009


    The Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies has published the Belarusian Yearbook-2009. The Belarusian Yearbook, a tradition since 2003, is a joint action by the community of experts and analysts of Belarus to compose, conceptualize and present the chronicle of the newest country's history. It is a unique publication to suggest a complex and analytical review of events and trends in different spheres of public life. ...
  • Financial Crisis and Belarus’ Export to Russia


    Financial crisis hit first the demand for investment goods whose export directly affects the survival of the Belarusian economy. The anti-crisis measures of the Belarusian authorities only partially help to restore competitiveness of the exports. Those are main conclusions of the BISS analytical report “The Impact of the Worldwide Financial Crisis on Competitive Positions of Belarus on the Russian Commodity Markets” presented by the economist ...
  • Obligations of the State Before Social Groups and their Fulfillment: Officials


    In-depth interviews conducted with various representatives of the key institutions of the state government of Belarus have identified the following major deficiencies of the state service as mentioned by state employees themselves: material ones, expressed in officials’ dissatisfaction with their revenues (with the exception of top level officials and law enforcers); psychological, connected with constant stress, the inability to take the init ...
  • Obligations of the State Before Social Groups And Their Fulfillment: Entrepreneurs


    The social contract between government and business in Belarus is characterized by a strong degree of mutual distrust and indifference of counterparties to each other. The state has broad authority to influence business, and entrepreneurs do not perceive the state as an actor with whom they can negotiate a social contract. ...
  • Obligations of the State Before Social Groups and Their Fulfillment: Waged Workers


    Conditions for minimization of protest actions by workes have been established in Belarus by means of stick and carrots, the latter being the support of the public sector of the economy, relatively guaranteed employment, as well as by the provision of legal, mostly institutionalized, voice options (trust hotlines, registration of complaints, debureaucratization of local authorities work, etc.) In this situation, the push for reforms 'from belo ...

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