Imagined Economies: The Sources of Russian Regionalism

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April 2006



This book analyses the economics of regional sovereignty movements in the Russian Federation from 1990 1993.


List of tables; List of figures and maps; List of acronyms; Note on transliteration; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Regionalism in the Russian Federation: theories and evidence; 2. Imagined economies: constructivist political economy and nationalism; 3. Breaking the Soviet doxa: perestroika, rasstroika, and the evolution of regionalism; 4. To each his own: the development of heterogeneous regional understandings and interests in Russia; 5. Imagined economies in Samara and Sverdlovsk: differences in regional understandings of the economy; 6. Regional understandings of the economy and sovereignty: the economic basis of the movement for a Urals Republic; 7. Regional understandings, institutional context, and the development of the movement for a Urals Republic; Conclusion; Appendix tables; Index.


Yoshiko M. Herrera received her B.A. from Dartmouth College (1992), and M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Chicago. From 1999-2007 she taught at Harvard University, as an Assistant Professor and then as John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Government. Since 2007 she has been Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research interests include identity and ethnic politics, political economy, bureaucratic reform, qualitative methods, public health, and the states of the Former Soviet Union.


'... a valuable tool for students and researchers alike interested in gaining further insight into the complexities that govern federal relations in Russia.' Political Studies Review
EAN: 9780521827362
ISBN: 0521827361
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Comparati'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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