Russia's Center-Regional Relations in Time of War: Are There Any Signs of Model Erosion?

Book Talk
Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St

Irina Busygina will present the key arguments from her recently published Non-Democratic Federalism and Decentralization: A Post-Soviet Perspective (Routledge, 2023), co-authored with Mikhail Filippov. The book builds on many years of research on center-regional relations in Russia and also opens up comparative perspectives through case studies on centralization/decentralization in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The conversation will address the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on center-regional relations in Russia. To what extent are center-regional relations part of the resilience of the authoritarian system in Russia and what could be potential tipping points in these relations? What is the role of the regions in the war? Are there any signs of erosion of Russia’s center-regional model?

Refreshments will be provided.



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