nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2015‒04‒25
seven papers chosen by

  1. Russian Hexameter in Contemporary Translations from Greek and Latin By Vladimir Fayer
  2. Monthly Report No. 10/2014 By Vasily Astrov; Vladimir Gligorov; Julia Grübler; Peter Havlik; Michael Landesmann; Sandra M. Leitner; Olga Pindyuk; Marek Rojicek; Roman Stöllinger
  3. Piracy As A Threat To International Peace And Security By Anton A. Varfolomeev
  4. Emotional Landscapes of Reading By Natalia Samutina
  5. The Sustainable Development of the National Agro-Industrial Complex as the Basis for Ensuring Food Security By Dudin, Mikhail; Balabanov, Vladimir; Balabanova, Anna
  6. Innovative Transformation and Transformational Potential of Socio-Economic Systems By Dudin, Mikhail; Ljasnikov, Nikolaj; Kuznetsov, Alexander; Fedorova, Irina
  7. Analysis procedure to assess the municipal financial budgets By Natalia Korotina

  1. By: Vladimir Fayer (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: The article deals with Russian translations of ancient epic texts that were made in the last few decades. The type of accentual verse that is frequently (but not universally) considered equirhythmic to Greek and Latin hexameter is called Russian hexameter. The first part of the article gives a brief outline of the metrical history of this verse. The second part classifies the trends in contemporary hexametric translations based on the statistics of dactylization. Some experimental forms of Russian hexameter, which have recently been the point of debate, are discussed in the final part of the present work.
    Keywords: metrics, hexameter, Russian literature, translation studies
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2015
  2. By: Vasily Astrov (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Vladimir Gligorov (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Julia Grübler (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Peter Havlik (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Michael Landesmann (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Sandra M. Leitner (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Olga Pindyuk (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw); Marek Rojicek; Roman Stöllinger (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)
    Abstract: Graph of the month Europe Brent Spot Price, fob per barrel, in current USD and euro and real year 2005 euro (p. 1) Opinion corner Russia-Ukraine conflict do Western sanctions have any effect? (by Vasily Astrov, Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik, Michael Landesmann and Olga Pindyuk; pp. 2-6) Agricultural imports from LDCs a comparison across EU-27 Member States (by Julia Grübler, pp. 7-12) Green industries for Europe mission abandoned (by Roman Stöllinger; pp. 13-16) Determinants of SMEs’ funding obstacles – a comparative analysis of EU-15 and NMS-13 countries (by Sandra Leitner and Marek Rojicek; pp. 17-20) Recommended reading (p. 21) Statistical Annex Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 22-42)
    Keywords: oil price, energy, sanctions, Russia, Ukraine, agricultural imports, LDCs, Africa, barriers to trade, MFN, industry, environmental protection, EU, SME, funding obstacles
    Date: 2014–10
  3. By: Anton A. Varfolomeev (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: The study focuses on specific issues in the system of international security related to modern-day piracy. The first part examines the adequacy of the classical approach treating piracy as a common crime with an international element, comparing contemporary piracy to other illegal activities committed by non-state actors. The second part deals with the status of the threat to international peace and security potentially applicable to piracy. The essay concludes with a brief case study on the role of the UN Security Council in suppressing piracy off the coast of Somalia under norms of international security law.
    Keywords: piracy, international security, Somalia, Security Council, Russia
    JEL: F51
    Date: 2015
  4. By: Natalia Samutina (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: This paper focuses on fan fiction as a literary experience and especially on fan fiction readers’ receptive strategies. Methodologically, its approach is at the intersection of literary theory, theory of popular culture, and qualitative research into practices of communication within online communities. It presents a general characterization of fan fiction as a type of contemporary reading and writing, drawing upon the influential works by H. Jenkins, A. Dericho, K. Tosenberger, and others. Taking as an example the Russian Harry Potter fan fiction community, the paper poses a set of questions about meanings and contexts of immersive reading and affective reading, highly present among the reading strategies of this fan fiction community. The emotional reading of fan fiction communities is put into historical and theoretical context, with references to the works by researchers who analyzed and criticized the dichotomy of rational and affective reading, or «enchantment», in literary culture as one of the symptoms of modernity (M. Millner, M. Saler, R. Felski). The metaphor of «emotional landscapes of reading» is used in the paper for theorization of the reading strategies of fan fiction readers, and discussed through parallels with phenomenological theories of landscape. Among the «assemblage points of reading» of fan fiction, such specific elements are described as «selective reading», «kink reading», «first encounter with fan fiction texts» and «unpredictability».
    Keywords: reception studies, reading, emotions and affect, fan fiction, Russian online communities, Harry Potter
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2015
  5. By: Dudin, Mikhail (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship); Balabanov, Vladimir (Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship); Balabanova, Anna (Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship)
    Abstract: This study aims to determine the key trends in, as well as focus areas in and ways of, ensuring the proper level of global food security – both at the global level and in specific countries of the Asia-Pacific region. What needs to be used as the basis for the food security of particular countries is the sustainable development of their national agro-industrial complexes, while taking account of the experience of and statistical data for other, more developed, countries and regions in Western Europe and the US. Among the major inferences drawn from this study, the author would like to highlight the following: - the state of food security varies significantly by countries and regions. For particular countries within the Asia-Pacific region (above all, India, China, and Russia), ensuring the proper level of food security is a most topical objective to be resolved using a systemic approach; - resolving the objective of ensuring food security in Asian regions ought to be based on the innovation-oriented sustainable development of the national agro-industrial complex using special organizational/economic mechanisms, which should be predicated on a novel understanding of the specificity of the interaction between the state, agro-industrial business, and science; - resolving the objective of ensuring the proper level of food security serves the achievement of common humanistic goals in the development of modern human civilization and is viewed as one of the key obligations of modern socially-oriented states.
    Keywords: agro-industrial complex, sustainable development, food security, triple helix model, institualization, innovations
    Date: 2014
  6. By: Dudin, Mikhail (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship); Ljasnikov, Nikolaj (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship); Kuznetsov, Alexander (Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law); Fedorova, Irina (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation)
    Abstract: The article reveals the specific character of the study and management of innovation of transformation and transformational potential of socio-economic systems in contemporary conditions, which are characterized by the presence of turbulent changes that cause necessity to find new forms, methods and ways to ensure the sustainable development of these systems and their balanced socio-economic growth. The ability of the socio-economic system towards sustainable development is defined by a set of parameters, factors and conditions, though the most important characteristic of the system is the availability of its transformational potential, which in a formalized form is a set of local indicators that are considered integrally.
    Keywords: sustainable development, socio-economic system, innovative transformation, transformational potential, innovations, major economic cycles, innovation wave, innovation process
    JEL: F00 P00 P20
  7. By: Natalia Korotina (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Chelyabinsk branch)
    Abstract: The article examines the instrument for diagnostic study of municipal financial budgets. The author suggests a system of the indicators for an assessment of budget balance, financial independence and budgetary stability of municipal entity, orientation of municipal budgetary policy in the sphere of the budgetary expenses and debt policy of municipal entity
    Keywords: municipal budget, balance of budget, stability of budget, the debt policy, the municipal budget policy
    JEL: O0
    Date: 2014–05

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