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Russian Minority Politics–Now Available

Russian Minority Politics in Post-Soviet Latvia and Kyrgyzstan: The Transformative Power of Informal Networks

Michele E. Commercio

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4221-8 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century series

Russian Minority Politics in Post-Soviet Latvia and KyrgyzstanWhy do Russians choose to stay in Latvia, a state that adopts antagonistic policies that favor Latvians at the expense of Russians, yet migrate from Kyrgyzstan, a state that adopts accommodating policies to placate Kyrgyz and Russians? Michele E. Commercio suggests that the answer to this question lies in the power of informal networks.

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