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Author: Sebastian Mayer

1 Introduction This article discusses intergovernmental security cooperation among the five states of Central Asia—Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Specifically, it delineates the process of regionalism that has to a certain extent occurred since these

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In: Central Asian Affairs

1 Introduction “ hot’ gorshkom nazovite, glavnoe, chtoby v pechku ne stavili ” [Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me] Vladimir Putin, 2015 1 Between 2010 and 2015, twelve of Russia’s thirteen regional presidents ceased to exist. 2 A federal law passed

In: Russian Politics

This paper offers reflections on discourses of regionalism in Central Asia, which have been revamped in both the academic and policy spheres since Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s election as President of Uzbekistan in late 2016, which led to a thaw in relations between the Central Asian republics. Some

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In: Central Asian Affairs
Author: Alexander Kynev

The Russian regional elites have changed drastically since the fall of the Soviet Union. They have experienced several periods of transformation, which, among other effects, have led to significant turnover of cohorts of regional heads. The first of these were ex-party officials, who were

In: Russian Politics

or even Serbia; Bulgaria is a problem). Moreover, I would dispute Raffensperger’s generalization even for “East Slavic Europe” by invoking regionalism. Galicia-Volhynia remained as involved in Hungarian, Polish and German affairs as ever; Novgorod, Pskov, Smolensk, and Polotsk (Polatsk) continued

In: Russian History
Author: Clayton Black

, in Daniels’s telling, personal loyalties trumped institutional allegiance; and though Zinoviev’s power may have been regionally based, the issues at stake in the dispute mattered less to local party officials than a display of solidarity with the man who ensured their own positions of authority and

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

and political stability in the regions, regional elites and governors in particular play a crucial role in maintaining the national status-quo. Hence, the Kremlin’s attention to perfecting the policy tools and institutional mechanisms for ensuring its influence in the regions, for integrating regional

In: Russian Politics
Author: Diana Mishkova

differentiated than an ‘orientalizing perspective’ would make us expect; a remarkable feature of all academic projects discussed here—and these were the most authoritative regional schemes advanced before the Second World War—was their counterhegemonic thrust and the assertion that the Balkans are and should be

In: East Central Europe

Regional autonomy in rich regions: evidence from Ajara, Georgia William O’Brochta Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1063, St. Louis, MO, USA ABSTRACT Previous models of individuals’ preferences for decentralization have focused on either economic- or identity

In: Caucasus Survey
Author: Rustem Zalyaev

and the number of regional branches thereof. The requirements imposed by this federal act have changed on many occasions. In its original version, it declared that political parties must have regional branches ‘in more than half of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation’, and that ‘in a

In: Russian Politics