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