The New Russian Nationalism: Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015

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2016 | ISBN: 1474410421 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Russian nationalism, previously dominated by imperial` tendencies – pride in a large, strong and multi-ethnic state able to project its influence abroad – is increasingly focused on ethnic issues. This new ethno-nationalism has come in various guises, like racism and xenophobia, but also in a new intellectual movement of national democracy` deliberately seeking to emulate conservative West European nationalism.

Russia`s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent violent conflict in Eastern Ukraine utterly transformed the nationalist discourse in Russia. This book provides an up-to-date survey of Russian nationalism as a political, social and intellectual phenomenon by leading Western and Russian experts in the field of nationalism studies. It includes case studies on migrantophobia; the relationship between nationalism and religion; nationalism in the media; nationalism and national identity in economic policy; nationalism in the strategy of the Putin regime as well as a survey-based study of nationalism in public opinion.

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