Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization
About the Journal
From perestroika to Yeltsin, to Putin, and after, Demokratizatsiya is the indispensable international journal on post-Soviet democratization. It focuses on the end of the Soviet Union and the contemporary transformation of its successor states. From dissidents to presidents, readers recognize Demokratizatsiya as a tool for building institutions from the ashes of the USSR and communism. In each quarterly issue, distinguished scholars from around the world address politics, economics, social issues, legal systems, nationalities, international relations, and human rights. Recent articles have also addressed the post-Soviet countries' continuing struggles against crime and corruption.
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Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in the The Elliott School of International Affairs' Beyond the Headlines series.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House's Nations in Transit (June 12, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media.
Associate Director Cory Welt authors book chapter on the historical origins of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.
Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded research grant and Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research.
Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries.
Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov's The Constructors.
Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's policy toward Afghanistan.
Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections.