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Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Elise Giuliano


Demands for national independence among ethnic minorities around the world suggest the power of nationalism. Contemporary nationalist movements can quickly attract fervent followings, but they can just as rapidly lose support. This book asks why people with ethnic identities throw their support behind nationalism in some cases but remain quiescent in others. Popular support for nationalism develops as part of the process of political mobilization—a process that itself transforms the meaning of ethnic identity. The book compares sixteen ethnic republics of the Russian Federation, where national ... More

Keywords: ethnic minorities, national independence, nationalism, ethnic identity, Russian Federation, political mobilization, secession, ethnic inequality, job insecurity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801447457
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elise Giuliano, author
Barnard College; Columbia University