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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

In the Name of the Nation

Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia

Authors: Laruelle, M.

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This book deconstructs the equation of nationalism with the extreme right in Russia. Nationalism now extends throughout all ofthe countryand can not be seen as a phenomenon confined to the margins of society. This study rejects the interpretation that understands Kremlin-backed patriotism as simply part of a fascist trend in Russia and as a rapprochement between the political authorities and the extreme right. A simplistic analysis of such a paradoxical phenomenon addresses neither the basic issue of social consensus nor that of the inherent relationship between national identity and citizenship.

About the authors

MARLÈNE LARUELLE is a Research Fellow at the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, UK.

Reviews

"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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Laruelle, Marlène

    Pages 1-11

  • Nationalism: A Means of Taking up the Challenges?

    Laruelle, Marlène

    Pages 13-48

  • Nationalism as Opposition: The Extra-parliamentary Camp

    Laruelle, Marlène

    Pages 49-83

  • Nationalism as Populism: The Protestation Parties

    Laruelle, Marlène

    Pages 85-117

  • Nationalism as Conservative Centrism: United Russia

    Laruelle, Marlène

    Pages 119-152

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10123-4
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Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38117-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Name of the Nation
Book Subtitle
Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia
Authors
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Marlène Laruelle
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10123-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230101234
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38117-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 254
Topics