Catherine Schulmann

Senior author

Catherine (Yekaterina) Schulmann is a Russian political scientist, specializing in the legislative process in modern Russia, as well as parliamentarism and decision-making mechanisms in hybrid political regimes. She has a Ph.D. in political science and holds the position of senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Public Administration Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

The author of the book Law-making as a Political Process, Mrs. Schulmann is also a regular columnist for Vedomosti daily newspaper and lecturer in the Moscow School of Civic Education. 

From 1999 to 2006, Mrs. Schulmann held various positions working in the State Duma, including as a deputy's assistant, a political faction's analyst, and an expert in the analytical department of the Duma's central apparatus. From 2007 to 2011, she served as Director for Legislative Affairs in the PBN Company (now PBN Hill + Knowlton Strategies). 

Selected publications

Законотворчество как политический процесс (Law-making as a Political Process), Moscow School of Civic Education, 2014.

"Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Approval Ratings," The Monkey Cage (The Washington Post), April 30, 2014.

"Parliamentary Parties' Participation in the Legislative Process: The Role of Factions, Committees and Parliamentary Offices," Политическая наука 1, 2015: 172-85, (in Russian).


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