The Department of Administrative and Financial Law was established in 2015.
The main tasks of the Department are to ensure the implementation of legal disciplines in the field of public law, conducting research in the field of administrative, information and financial blocks of state and public administration, training scientific and pedagogical personnel in the scientific specialty (12.00.14 – “Administrative law; administrative process”), attracting students to research activities in the field of public law.
Teachers of the Department are well-known experts in legal science, who had a wide experience in the application of law. Representatives of the Department are authors (co-authors) of textbooks on Administrative law of Russia, Comments to the Code of administrative offences of the Russian Federation and the Tax code of the Russian Federation, monographs and scientific articles on topical issues of administrative, information, tax, customs and financial law.
In different years, the Department’s employees were outstanding scientists and practical teachers: Sergey Bratanovsky – Doctor of law, Professor, Vice-President of the Eurasian Academy of administrative Sciences, full member of the International Academy of pedagogical Sciences; Alexey Voronov – Doctor of law, Professor; Denis Tyutin – Judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; Dmitry Chernyshov – Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Komi.
Department of administrative and financial law of Lobachevsky University participates in the organization and conduct of scientific and practical All-Russian and International conferences, located in Russia and another countries.
The Department of administrative and financial law is the organizer of the annual all-Russian scientific and practical conference “Current issues of control and supervision in socially significant areas of society and the state” (5 conferences are already organized). The main directions of the conference were: discussion of the implementation of the recently adopted Federal law “On parliamentary control” of may 7, 2013, and the Federal law “on the basics of public control in the Russian Federation” of July 21, 2014.; problems of modern law enforcement practices and changes out hay to the Federal law “On protection of rights of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs when exercising state control (supervision) and municipal control” of 26 December 2008. Considerable attention of participants was paid to the draft Federal law on Federal, regional and municipal control in the Russian Federation developed by Ministry of economic development and submitted for consideration to the Government in April 2015. The conference was attended by more than 90 scientists and practitioners, including 20 Doctors of Law, 45 Candidates of law, and 20 representatives of law enforcement bodies from all over the country.
The head of the department is Aleksei Martynov, Doctor of Law, Professor.
The sphere of scientific interests: Administrative law of the Russian Federation, administrative process, problems of e-government.
The Department conducts research work: teachers participate in international, all-Russian, regional scientific conferences and participate in international projects. Each member of the department works under certain scientific direction and has its own scientific interests.
Department has main 4 scientific directions:
Building an effective state control and supervision system in Russian Federation.
Project crew: Aleksei Martynov, Valeriy Chernikov, Aleksei Pozdnyshev, Mihail Bundin, Maksim Prilukov, Irina Fialkovskaya, Tatyana Zarubitskaya, Anton Konovalov, Ekaterina Smirnova, Aleksandra Loginova, Aleksei Shatrov.
Legal framework for the use of information technologies in public administration.
Project crew: Aleksei Martynov, Mihail Bundin, Irina Fialkovskaya, Aleksandra Loginova, Maksim Prilukov,.
Modern issues of tax and financial control in Russia.
Project crew: Irina Fialkovskaya, Yuliya Goloviznina, Igor Lyapin, Aleksandr Morozov, Popkova Zhanna.
Theoretical and practical issues of judicial control in the sphere of public administration.
Project crew: Aleksei Martynov, Valeriy Chernikov, Aleksei Pozdnyshev, Ekaterina Shireeva, Anton Simagin, Tatyana Zarubitskaya.
The interdisciplinary research in the field of digitalization of public administration and electronic government, conducted by members of the Department was the reason for the development of international cooperation with foreign research centers and leading scientists. A significant contribution to that was made by the head of the Department, Doctor of Law, Professor Aleksei Martynov and Candidate of Law, Associate Professor, Mihail Bundin as they participated in major international conferences devoted to the problems of e-government and the use of information technologies in various sectors of the economy and law. The annual participation in the work of major international platforms gave them an opportunity to become members of program committees and the right to assist the organizers in forming the main programs of conferences.
ICEGOV (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance) organized by United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). The conference is the largest international platform for discussion of the most pressing problems of the theory and practice of implementing information technologies in the field of state and municipal management. Traditionally, the event is accepted and organized on the highest political and state level with the participation of heads of relevant ministries and departments of the host country. Aleksei Martynov and Mihail Bundin take part in this event since 2014, and since 2019 they became members of the program Committee. A record number of applications were submitted for the 10th anniversary ICEGOV conference, which was on 7-9 of March in New Delhi, India. There were 560 applications from 1453 authors from 60 countries and only 400 applications from 50 countries, including Russian Federation, were strictly selected by the results of the review. Conference materials are published with the participation of the Association for Computing Machinery and indexed in Scopus.
Dg. o (International Conference on Digital Government Research, icegov.org) organized by Digital Government Society since 1999. The event is traditionally focused on discussion of the most relevant scientific research in the field of digitalization of public administration. Traditionally, it is attended by scientists and experts representing scientific, educational and research centers from the United States of America, the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Belgium, Japan, China, South Korea, Ireland, Russia, Estonia and some other countries. The conference is popular among young scientists seeking a PhD degree, as it often has a special platform for discussing the results of research by young scientists (PhD Colloquium). Aleksei Martynov and Mihail Bundin repeatedly took part in this conference itself and the annual reporting meetings of the Association of digital government, which were held as part of the event. Conference materials are published by AFM publishing house and indexed in Scopus.
DTGS (Digital Transformation and Global Society, http://dtgs-conference.org) – a new and relatively young international platform created in 2016 by ITMO University and the Higher school of Economics (St. Petersburg branch). Aleksei Martynov and Mihail Bundin are members of the conference’s program Committee since its inception. Currently, this scientific dialogue platform is gaining popularity and collects about 200 applications from 20-30 countries annually. Only about 90 articles pass strict selection and a strict review system and then published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series (Springer Publishing) and indexed in Scopus.
EGOSE (Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia) – another interesting and actively developing scientific platform for dialogue on various issues of building e-government, digitalization of the economy in the Euro-Asian region. The conference is traditionally held by ITMO University and the northwestern Institute of Management (a branch of Ranepa). Aleksei Martynov, Mihail Bundin in cooperation with another representative of the Department Doctor of Law and Professor, Aleksei Pozdnyshev usually take part in the conference and are members of the program Committee. Conference materials are published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series (Springer Publishing) and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science (Core collection). In General, the event has quite high requirements for the level of applications and materials, the average statistics for selection is about 30-40%.
Among the most interesting and memorable events that worth mentioning is Conference 2015 – CYBERSPACE, organized by one of the oldest and prestigious universities of Czech Republic – the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), which is usually devoted to the topical issues of information law and legal regulation of cyberspace and the Internet. The same topic has the ICEDEG2019 (International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernment), actively gaining popularity as an international location with an extremely wide geography. In 2019, the conference was held at the University of Saint Francis (Quito, Ecuador). The research team of the Department consisting of Aleksei Martynov, Mihail Bundin and Maksim Prilukov took part distantly prepared a video presentation on the problems of legal regulation of telemedicine and the use of information technologies in the field of health care.
The staff of the Department managed to transform the gained experience and knowledge into real scientific projects. In result, some well-known foreign scientists have joined the editorial boards of the Bulletin of Lobachevsky University and the journal “Law and order”. For example, Professor of the School of Law of Minyu University, PhD Francisco de Andrade and one of the leading researchers in the field of information law and information security of the School of law of the National University of Mongolia – Lhagvasuren Galbaatar. Participation of foreign scientists in the editorial boards allowed to expand the range of authors and readers of scientific publications of the University.
Currently, the Department of administrative and financial law continues scientific cooperation with the University of Minho (Portugal), The national University of Mongolia, the University of Ghent (Belgium), the University of Delft ( the Netherlands) and work on interdisciplinary research in the field of digitalization of public administration, topical issues of information law and cybersecurity, personal data protection and legal regulation of telemedicine.
The structure of the department includes 21 workers: 4 Professors, 6 Associate Professors, 2 Senior Lecturer, 6 Lecturers, 1 learning Engineer and 1 Record Manager.