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Baltic Russians under pressures. A minority with split identities

Kalle Kniivilä, Sovjets barnbarn: Ryssarna i Baltikum. [The grandchildren of the Soviet Union: The Russians in the Baltic states] Atlas 2016. 320 pages

By Ingmar Oldberg Inga kommentarer till Baltic Russians under pressures.

Russia’s postcolonial identity. Beyond the modernization/cultural determinism debate

Viacheslav Morozov, Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World. New York, and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, viii + 209 pages

By Antony Kalashnikov Inga kommentarer till Russia’s postcolonial identity.

On policymaking and policy change in Russia

Policy-making is an applied process. We can ask: towards what end or goal are policy-makers striving? At present, as far as domestic and increasingly foreign policy-making in Russia are concerned, an important policy direction can be described with reference to development.

By Marina Khmelnitskaya Inga kommentarer till On policymaking and policy change in Russia

Expert conclusions on verbal extremism A Dispute over Methods

The practice of mandatory recourse to linguistic experts’ opinions in cases pertaining to racial, ethnic, and other types of hatred and hostility, has caused the vast development of different approaches to the analysis of the texts. During last ten years, numerous methods for identifying “verbal extremism” have been recommended. It has been suggested that the evolution of Russian legal linguistics has not yet resulted in a “common theoretical basis for linguistic investigation in court that is shared by all experts”. The current status of the proposed approach to studying texts in order to identify “hostility and hate” demonstrates both the difficulty of establishing a general theoretical basis for forensic linguistics as a whole and the contradictions that arise in applying the numerous methodologies that exist in Russian science for studying “extremist” texts.

By Dmitry V. Dubrovskiy Inga kommentarer till Expert conclusions on verbal extremism

The 2016 Russian elections. postponing the future

The outcome of the 2016 Duma elections further consolidates the Russian authoritarian system. The changes in the electoral legislation resulting in the reintroduction of the mixed voting system could, in theory, have helped open up the system to other parties. This did not prove to be the case, however, as it instead favoured Putin’s current constellation of power.

By Lena Jonson Inga kommentarer till The 2016 Russian elections.

Art as the venue for politics. The image of Rossiya 2

Lena Jonson, Art and Protest in Putin’s Russia. London and New York: Routledge 2015, 399 pages.

By Kristian Gerner Inga kommentarer till Art as the venue for politics.

Squatting and the moral economy of public-private relations

The case of late Soviet and early post-Soviet squatting helps to elucidate how squatting is structured in regard to public-private relations and what the political component of squatting can be in a society not based on private property. The self-help occupying of vacant flats was not restricted to subcultures.

By Tatiana Golova Inga kommentarer till Squatting and the moral economy of public-private relations

Understanding Narva & Identity Local reflections from Narva’s Russian-Speakers

This article examines the construction of Narva and local spatial identity formation from the perspective of Russian-speaking Estonians in Narva, as elucidated in their own discourses and perceptions.

By David J. Trimbach Inga kommentarer till Understanding Narva & Identity

How to do business with Russia. Guidelines for businesspeople

Katerina Smetanina, Når Ivar møter Ivan. Å gjøre forretninger i Russland [When Ivar meets Ivan. How to do business in Russia] Oslo: Arneberg Forlag, 2014, 548 pages.

By Helene Carlbäck Inga kommentarer till How to do business with Russia. Guidelines for businesspeople

Russia turns to East Asia. Geopolitical strategies and projection

Tsuneo Akaha and Anna Vassilieva (ed.), Russia and East Asia. Informal and Gradual Integration, London and New York: Routledge 2014, 320 pages.

By Irina Korgun Inga kommentarer till Russia turns to East Asia. Geopolitical strategies and projection