Informal Power Structures in Russia and Ethno-Political Conflict in the Northern Caucasus

Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus: Post-Soviet Disorder. ed. by Gammer M. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. p. 1-19.

19 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013 Last revised: 24 Sep 2014

Date Written: September 10, 2013

Abstract

Emphasizing the objective nature of all contradictions under consideration (social, ethnic and elitist), it is important to stress that ethno-political conflicts include a significant element of manipulation, which, according to the instrumentalist understanding of social constructions, is being used by elites as a tool to achieve their goals. Once created, a confrontation reproduces itself with the help of social forces through inertia or the forces interested in a particular state of interethnic relations. That is why regulating ethno-political conflicts is so challenging.

Keywords: ethnic conflict, ethnicity, Caucasus, ethnic elites, political system, Soviet Union, national politics, Chechnya, Russia, peace

Suggested Citation

Barbashin, Maksim, Informal Power Structures in Russia and Ethno-Political Conflict in the Northern Caucasus (September 10, 2013). Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus: Post-Soviet Disorder. ed. by Gammer M. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. p. 1-19., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2323324

Maksim Barbashin (Contact Author)

Russian Science Foundation ( email )

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Moscow, 109992
Russia

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