«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095

Alexander Sungurov1,2, Dmitry Dubrovsky1,3, Michael Karyagin 4, Daniil Tiniakov1,5
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Str., Saint Petersburg, 190008, Russian Federation
  • 2 Professor, Department of Applied Political Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics., 123 Griboedova Ch. Embankment, 190068, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
  • 3 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 4 Senior Specialist of Political Conjuncture Center. , 8 Sredniy Tishanskiy Proezd, 125047 Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 5 Post-graduate student of Political Science at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St.-Petersburg), 15 -15, 1st Murinski Av., 194100, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.


2020. No. 2. P. 7–31 [issue contents]
The creation of a multitude of public consultative bodies was one of the aftermaths of the administrative reform in Russia. Yet, the real impact of such advisory bodies on policymaking is weak. In this paper, we look at those organizations in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, to investigate the possible causes of such a situation. In order to achieve the ai, of the study, the legal base of more than 40 public consultative and advisory bodies under the city governor, city government and its committees has been analyzed. Based on the results of the analysis, we present the descriptive statistics of their composition and their estimated openness score. For deeper investigation, we have conducted interviews with the representatives of 7 advisory bodies and respective bodies of the city administration. As a result, a number of key problems with those advisory organizations’ activity were identifi ed, including the lack of influence of members of councils on the current agenda, lack of feedback from authorities, lack of openness of these pub lic bodies. We suggest that possible causes of those problems could be communication issues and unbalanced composition of these organizations, including predominance of status persons among members. 

Citation: Sungurov, A.Yu., Dubrovskiy, D.V., Karyagin, M.E. & Tinyakov, D.K. (2020). Obshchestvenno-konsul’tativnyye sovety kak forma vovlecheniya ekspertnogo znaniya v protsess politiko-upravlencheskikh resheniy (na primere g. Sankt-Peterburga) [PublicConsulatative Councils as a Way of Involving Expert Knowledge in Policy Decision Process (Case of St.Petersburg)]. Public Administration Issues, no 2, pp. 7–31 (in Russian).
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