Politicized Ethnicity in the Russian Federation Dilemmas of State Formation

Author: Warhola, James
Year:1996
Pages:164
ISBN:0-7734-8893-6
978-0-7734-8893-9
Price:159.95
This book expands and deepens understanding of the complex process of political change in the Russian Federation by examining various dimensions of ethnicity, and specifically the politicization of ethnic identity. The work points toward the advisability of considering alternative modes of political organization beyond conventional patterns of the modern territorial nation-state. It concludes by questioning the facile conceptions of territorial sovereignty that may prove increasingly ineffectual. It examines the genesis and nature of ethnic identity under contemporary political conditions; the politically problematical character of Russian national identity under conditions of post-Soviet political life; and the theoretical literature dealing with the nature of the modern nation-state and its transformation under contemporary conditions.

Reviews

"... provides an original, informative, and thought-provoking look at how ethnic identity has become politicized within the Russian Federation and the problems this creates for the preservation of Russian territorial and political integrity." -Prof. Nicolai N. Petro, University of Rhode Island

Table of Contents

List of Tables/Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1.Introduction
Chapter 2. Russian National-State Formation
Chapter 3. The Politico-Geographical Problematic in the Russian Federation
Chapter 4. The Subjective Dimension of Ethnicity in the Russian Federation and Russian Political Identity
Chapter 5. Political Relations Between Moscow and Ethnic Minority Areas
Chapter 6. Governing Post-Soviet Russia: The Changing Late Modern State

Bibliography
Index