In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia

In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia

by M. Laruelle
     
 
This book deconstructs the equation of nationalism with the extreme right in Russia.

Overview

This book deconstructs the equation of nationalism with the extreme right in Russia.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With In the Name of the Nation, Marlene Laruelle has produced an important and engaging reinterpretation of nationalism's role in Putin's Russia. Drawing on an impressively broad range of sources, she warns against treating Russian nationalism as either the realm of radical extremism or the natural expression of any unique, civilizational Russian alienation from the West. In fact, she presents a strong case that Russian nationalism today is best understood as a reasonably successful Kremlin strategy to reconnect with and reunify Russian society after the tumultuous 1990s and to promote the 'triple goal' of modernization, normalization, and - as provocative as it might sound - westernization. At the same time, this is a nationalism that privileges the state over the individual, the officeholder over the citizen. Covering everything from film to skinhead attacks to high politics, this book will greatly interest anyone who wants to learn more about either Russia or the more general phenomenon of nationalism." - Henry E. Hale, The George Washington University

"The aim of the book, to produce a study of Russian nationalism which looks at the connections of the phenomenon with society as a whole and the state, and not only the extreme right, is praiseworthy. Dr Laruelle is seeking to do more than this, however. She is aiming to write a textbook about contemporary Russia, using Russian nationalism as a sort of prism through which to analyze contemporary Russia." - Dr. Peter Duncan, Senior Lecturer in Russian Politics and Society, University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230618602
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Series:
Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marlene Laruelle is a Senior Research Fellow at the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Her main areas of expertise are Nationalism, national identities, political philosophy, intellectual trends and geopolitical conceptions of the elites in Russia and Central Asia. She is the author of Russian Eurasianism. An Ideology of Empire (Woodrow Wilson Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and the editor of Russian Nationalism and the National Reassertion of Russia (Routledge, 2009).

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