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The New Russian Nationalism – "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015" - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud


Nationalism is featuring increasingly in Russian society and public discourse; not least as a reaction to what many Russians see as the uncontrolled influx of labour migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Russian nationalism, previously dominated by ‘imperial’ tendencies–pride in a large, strong and multi-ethnic state able to project its influence abroad–is focusing more and more on ethnic issues. This new ethnonationalism has come in various guises, like racism and xenophobia, but also in a new intellectual movement of ‘national democracy’ deliberately seeking to emulate conservative We ... More

Keywords: Russia, imperialism, authoritarianism, ethnicity, ethnonationalism, racism, migrantophobia, Vladimir Putin, Crimea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474410427
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pål Kolstø, editor
University of Oslo

Helge Blakkisrud, editor
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

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