Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

Russia's parliamentary elections and the nature of the Putin regime

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The Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences holds a regular seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings.

  • From: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 2 pm
  • Location: Chaucer Room 2702, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT

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The department of Politics and International Relations, in the School of Social Sciences, holds a regular seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings.

This is an integral part of our research culture in the department, which stimulates thought and debate, and informs about current developments in the various subfields of Politics and International Relations.

Staff and students from the department of Politics and International Relations and the wider University are welcome to attend.

This week's seminar is from NTU's Dr Rick Simon who will be presenting on 'Russia's parliamentary elections and the nature of the Putin regime.'

Abstract

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of an independent Russia has been characterised by a process of ‘passive revolution’, a form of revolution from above, in which significant elements of the old elite have been incorporated into the development of a distinctive political economy based fundamentally on the extraction of resource rents. The September 2016 parliamentary elections should be viewed in relation to this overarching framework but also in relation to more recent issues, in particular the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis, the emergence of a more visible opposition after the blatantly manipulated December 2011 elections, the intervention in Ukraine / Crimea, and the ongoing intervention in Syria. The presentation will take issue with a number of interpretations of the Putin regime, including that it represents a form of fascism.

Booking information

Staff and students from the department of Politics and International Relations and the wider University are welcome to attend.

Should you be external to the University and wish to listen to one of our speakers, please inform the Research Seminar Coordinator, Dr Kevin Love prior to the event you wish to attend.

Location details

Room/Building:

Chaucer Room 2702, Chaucer building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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