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Putin as a State-Builder

December 2005

If Vladimir Putin were to be asked whether he has been performing as an effective state-builder during the almost five years of his presidency, he would surely reply in the affirmative.

Imperial Designs, Empirical Dilemmas: Why Foreign-Led State Building Fails

June 2005

Proponents of foreign-led state building or shared sovereignty arrangements have exaggerated the ability of powerful states to foster institutions in developing countries.

Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States

April 2004

George W. Bush and his administration came into office with a self-consciously realist orientation in foreign policy.

War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin, The

March 2004

Gail Lapidus writes that the war in Chechnya has played a complex and highly negative role in Russia's political development.

Civil Wars and State-Building in Africa and Eurasia

December 2002

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism...

Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation States: Open Economies, Urban Dynamics, and Government in East Asia

February 2002

This essay is about the pivotal role cities play in the current pattern of social, cultural, and political change in East Asia.

State-Building and State Breakdown in Russia

December 2001

The book chapter is a revised and updated version of "Asymmetrical Federalism and State Breakdown in Russia," which originally was published in 1999 in Post-Soviet Affairs.

Assymetrical Federalism and Russian State-Building

January 1999

Dr. Lapidus summarizes factors, both domestic and international, pushing for and against regional separatism from the Russian Federation.

Nationalism, Regionalism and Federalism: Dilemmas of State-Building in Post-Communist Russia

December 1994

In this book, distinguished U.S. and Russian scholars analyze the great challenges confronting post-Communist Russia and examine the Yeltsin government's attempts to deal with them.

From Union to Commonwealth: Nationalism and Separatism in the Soviet Republics

December 1992

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 and the emergence of 15 independent states on its territory mark the end not only of the Soviet system itself but also of a centuries-long...
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Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
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