1st Edition

Ethnic Relations in the USSR The Perspective from Below

By Rasma Karklins Copyright 1986
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ethnic Relations in the USSR (1986) focuses on popular ethnic attitudes and behaviour among the various nations and nationalities of the Soviet Union. Ethnicity matters not only in Soviet high politics and in economic and cultural planning, but is also a dominant force in the daily lives of many Soviet citizens. Using a combination of political and sociological methods, the author draws out the patterns and determinants of ethnic relations among the major nationalities at both the group and individual levels.

    Co-winner of the 1987 American Political Science Association Ralph E. Bunche Award

    1. Ethnic Identity and Identification  2. The Ethnic Climate in Non-Russian Republics  3. Nationality Power: Developments and Trends  4. Ethnicity in Institutional Settings: Schools and the Armed Forces  5. Ethnicity and the Workplace  6. Ethnic Intermarriage  7. Communal Particularism


    Rasma Karklins is Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago.

    Co-winner of the 1987 American Political Science Association Ralph E. Bunche Award

    ‘Karklins’ study marks a new stage in the development of Western scholarship on the national question in the contemporary Soviet Union.’ – Soviet Studies

    ‘This work is in many ways a pioneering study… Dr Karklins’ study, and the large and painstaking and thoughtful survey of which it is the product, must surely qualify for the distinction of being the first full-scale and comprehensive attack on the subject using the approach and apparatus of [ethnosociology]’ – Central Asian Survey

    ‘A balanced and informative survey.’ - Choice