In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia

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Springer, Oct 26, 2009 - Political Science - 254 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Nationalism A Means of Taking up the Challenges?
13
Nationalism as Opposition The Extraparliamentary Camp
49
Nationalism as Populism The Protestation Parties
84
Nationalism as Conservative Centrism United Russia
119
Nationalism as Social Consensus The Patriotic Brand
153
Conclusion
192
Notes
205
Bibliography
233
Index
249
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MARLÈNE LARUELLE is a Research Fellow at the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, UK.

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