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  • 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 ...
  • Obligations of the State Before Social Groups and their Fulfillment: Youth


    This policy-paper describes relations between the state and young people and unemployed. With the decrease of social transfers, as well as worsening of labor market conditions, young people face deterioration of their prospects. This group is more inclined towards individual adaptation ("exit", emigration), rather than to collective action. ...
  • Models of Interaction between Authorities and Social Groups in Media Reports


    The content analysis of the Sovetskaya Belorussiya daily sought to establish models of interaction with different social groups offered and advocated by the authority as desirable and approved, or, alternatively, condemned and rejected. The acceptance of offered models (loyalty) is by default a condition of entering into the social contract with the state by a given group. ...
  • Specification of the Notion ‘Social Contract’ As Applied to Belarus


    The work considers theoretical aspects of the study of social contracts, defines frames and formulates working hypotheses for the subsequent analysis that will be based on both qualititative (focus groups) and quantitative (nationwide poll, content analysis, statistical analyses) methods. ...
  • What Eastern Partnership should bring to Belarus (Full Version)


    The EU should avoid inept application of political conditionality and promote policies and projects that facilitate reforms, transform society and allow Belarus to gravitate towards the EU, argue BISS analysts in the full version of the previously released policy paper. ...
  • Prospects of peat industry enterprises privatization in Belarus


    Since peat enterprises are situated in small towns and employ considerable part of inhabitants of the area, the state will sell its shares only if investors fulfil numerous conditions. This analysis has been prepared in cooperation with the legal company “Stepanovski, Papakul & partners”. ...
  • Prospects of energy sector privatization in Belarus


    Privatization of six state-owned energy companies can only take place after defining of the sector structure according to the State ...

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