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Russia's internal borders : institutions, territory, identity

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This thesis examines the politics of post-Soviet Russia's internal borders. The central argument is that the dynamics of center-regional relations in Russia can best be understood by examing borders as social and political institutions. Borders configure interests, distribute resources, and regulate identity. While the institutional qualities of borders often lay hidden, they are laid bare by conflicts over their status and content. This thesis takes advantage of the centralization process...

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University of Oxford
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Author
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Source identifiers:
602367966
Deposit date:
2017-10-04

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