Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in and after the Soviet by Valery Tishkov

By Valery Tishkov

Valery Tishkov is a widely known Russian historian and anthropologist, and previous Minister of Nationalities in Yeltsin's govt. This publication attracts on his inside of wisdom of significant occasions and broad fundamental examine. Tishkov argues that ethnicity has a multifaceted function: it's the so much obtainable foundation for political mobilization; a method of controlling energy and assets in a reworking society; and remedy for the good trauma suffered through contributors and teams below prior regimes. This complexity is helping clarify the contradictory nature and results of public ethnic guidelines in line with a doctrine of ethno-nationalism.

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Carrère d'Encausse, 1991; Dahshleiger, 1965; Lieber, 1992; Yakubovskaya, 1966). The nativization policy along with further related programs provided resources and guarantees for educational development and for training managerial workers, civil servants, and intelligentsia from the ranks of the 'native nationalities'. Beyond doubt, this policy gave an enormous boost to modernization and social improvements. But the same policy served as a tool for the system of indirect governance and for imposing Communist indoctrination under strict control from the Center.

In most republics the 1970s were marked by the emerging process of ethnic homogenization in favor of the titular nationalities. The main reason for this development was the migration of the Russians from areas of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus. 4). In the case of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, it came as no surprise to see increasing claims and competitiveness by the titular groups to control the institutions of power and distribution of resources. 6 Source: Narodnoe khozyaistvo SSSR v 1989 g.

150). Again, from my personal experience, it has been important to observe what may qualify as the Tatar nation ('a nation without a state' by common ideological definition Bremmer & Taras, 1993, p. 419) struggling against the Russians for sovereignty especially during the tense situation from 1992 until agreement was reached in February 1994. First, during negotiations between delegations of Tatarstan and Russia headed by the republic's Vice President Vasilii Likhachev and by Russian State Secretary Gennadi Burbulis there were no fewer ethnic Russians in the Tatarstan delegation than among the Russian delegation.

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