Governing the Locals: Local Self-Government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia

Governing the Locals: Local Self-Government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia

by Tomila V. Lankina
     
 

This book examines the impact of Russia's local self-governing institutions on nationalist movement mobilization in Russia. It is the first study identifying municipalities as central to explaining aspects of ethnic or broader social activism in post-Soviet Russia. Because the book is comparative in scope, it also contributes to debates on movement dynamics and

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Overview

This book examines the impact of Russia's local self-governing institutions on nationalist movement mobilization in Russia. It is the first study identifying municipalities as central to explaining aspects of ethnic or broader social activism in post-Soviet Russia. Because the book is comparative in scope, it also contributes to debates on movement dynamics and nationalist mobilization in other national and institutional settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742530225
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Tomila V. Lankina is an associate at the World Resources Institute and a faculty fellow at American University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Movements and the Post-Soviet State: Networks, Resources, and Agenda-Setting Chapter 2 Local Government and Social Control in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia Chapter 3 Ethnosocial Contexts and Grievances Chapter 4 The Soviets and Nationalist Movements, 1990-92: Setting the Limits of Contention Chapter 5 The Soviets and Ethnic Conflict: The Deviant Case of North 'ssetia Chapter 6 Local Self-Government or Government Gone Local? Municipal Control of the Citizenry, 1992-2000 Chapter 7 Is Local Government Becoming Local? Chapter 8 Conclusions and Implications

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