Saltanat Liebert is an Assistant professor at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Public Administration Review, Journal of Central Asian Studies, and Central Eurasian Studies Review, as well as in edited volumes including Migration and Remittances: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (World Bank), Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry (Lexington Books), and In the Tracks of Tamerlane: Central Asia’s Path to the 21st Century (National Defense University Press). Her first book, Irregular Migration from the Former Soviet Union to the United States, was published by Routledge in 2009. Saltanat’s current research interests include civil service reforms in post-Communist countries, corruption, labor migration, and immigration policy. She earned a PhD in Public Administration at American University in Washington, DC.
Stephen E. Condrey is the president of Condrey and Associates, Inc., president-elect of the American Society for Public Administration, and editor-in-chief of the Review of Public Personnel Administration. His publications have appeared in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, The American Review of Public Administration, and elsewhere. He is the editor of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government (third edition). His research interests include public human resource management and public management. He holds a PhD from the University of Georgia.
Dmitry Goncharov is a professor in the department of political science, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. His publications have appeared in Russian journals such as Polis and Poleteia. His current research interests include post-Communist civil society, post-Communist public administration, elections in hybrid regimes, and Russian sub-national politics. He holds a doctor of sciences degree (in political science) from St. Petersburg State University.