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The Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Oxford, UK

Professor Stephen Whitefield and Professor Geoffrey Evans
Coordinator: Stephen Whitefield (Team Leader) and Geoffrey Evans (Co-team Leader)
The University of Oxford is globally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research, with over 3000 academic staff and 3000 postgraduate students working on research. The Department of Politics and International Relations has an international reputation for its rigorous analytical tradition, methodological pluralism and excellence, the promotion of exchange and exemplary practice, the propagation of advanced methodology and interdisciplinary work. It is one of the largest Politics departments in Europe, with a core establishment of over 80 full-time teaching and research staff, which is complemented by a wide range of posts in interdisciplinary research centres throughout the University held by staff whose primary discipline is Politics and who are full members of the Department.

Russian Research Ltd. (RR), UK

Igor Galin
Team Leader: Igor Galin
Russian Research Ltd. was established in 1994 as an independent research company. It has considerable experience with the organisation and management of large-scale international and diverse research projects (quantitative and qualitative), effective communication, coordination, and execution of complex research designs and various national settings, effective promotion campaigns and dissemination.

Research School ICS, Department of Sociology, Stichting Katholieke Universiteit of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf
Team Leader: Nan Dirk de Graaf
ICS was founded in 1989, and accredited by the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 1993, 1998, and 2003. It is located at three universities: Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen

Vilnius University, Department of Sociology, Lithuania (VU)

Arunas Poviliunas
Team Leader: Arunas Poviliunas
The Lithuanian research group is located in Vilnius University and consists of the researchers from the Department of Sociology that was founded in 1991 as part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Department of Sociology conducts research projects which address various aspects of social inequality.

Central European University, Hungary (CEU)

Dr Éva Fodor
Team Leader: Éva Fodor
The CEU is renowned centre for excellence in research in social sciences; it has extensive experience in research in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS in various fields including social stratification, social exclusion, inequality, social mobility and other fields relevant to this proposal.

Institute of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland (UAM)

Professor Krzysztof Podemski
Team Leader: Krzysztof Podemski
The Institute of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University was first founded in 1920 by the world famous Polish sociologist Florian Znaniecki. The Institute continues a tradition of sociological research in social structure and mobility, including aspects of inequality, including theory of social stratification, social stratification in contemporary Poland, living conditions of Polish families, poverty and homeless in contemporary Poland, ethnic minorities in Poland, aging in contemporary, handicapped people in contemporary Poland.

Charles University, Czech Republic

Jiri Burianek
Team Leader: Jiri Burianek
Charles University, Czech Republic.

Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (IS-BAS)

Velina Topalova
Team Leader: Velina Topalova
The Institute of Sociology is at present the biggest Bulgarian centre of social research that has at its disposal a significant scientific and research potential. The research programme “Social restructuring, stratification, inequalities, types of conflicts” has been the top thematic priority of the Institute of Sociology since 2003.

Median Research Centre, Romania (MRC)

Gábor Tóka
Team Leader: Gábor Tóka
Median Research Centre is a new dynamic non-for-profit research, training and consultancy organisation. It was established in 2003 with the goal of undertaking state-of-the-art research in social sciences and in policy science.

Foundation “Intellectual Perspective”, Ukraine (CFIP)

Dr Yuriy Privalov
Team Leader: Yuriy Privalov
One of the research priorities for the Foundation lies in the field of the development and verification of valid measures of inequalities in the Ukrainian society, and in social service provision and distribution in Ukraine.

The Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (SI-RAS)

Igor Travin
Team Leader: Igor Travin
The Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences is one of the leading research organisations in social sciences in Russia. Some research projects SI-RAS have conducted include ‘Social differentiation of the population of the big city: tendencies and indicators’, ‘Social-cultural changes and transformations’, ‘Social-spatial differentiation of St. Petersburg’.
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