Interview with David Szakonyi: Politics for Profit

By Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

In this week’s episode, Professor Chris Miller and BMB Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Petrella speak with David Szakonyi about his new book Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia (2020), which explores why Russian business people choose to leave the private sector, why they contest elections, and what the consequences are for their firms and for society when they win.

This piece is republished from Foreign Policy Research Institute.

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