Minority Political Participation under Majority Domination: a Case Study of Russia’s Republic of Mari El

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The paper will study ethnic politics in the Republic of Mari El throughout the post-Soviet period in order to explore the phenomenon of ethnic political participation in the republics of Russia. The paper will start with examining the patterns of ethnic political participation in regions in their connection to methods of diversity management. Next, the paper will present a case study on ethnic aspects of politics in the Republic of Mari El with a focus on party politics and personalized politics. Finally, the paper will analyse the developments that contributed to the establishment of the system of ethnic domination and backed some ethnic political participation in this republic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal de la Société Finno-Ougrienne
Pages (from-to)349-390
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • minority political participation
  • ethnic domination
  • regional political elites
  • Republic of Mari El
  • Russian Federation

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