Post-Soviet Racisms

  • Nikolay Zakharov
  • Ian Law

Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law
    Pages 1-15
  3. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law, Minna Harjo
    Pages 17-51
  4. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law, Aliaksei Lastouski
    Pages 53-90
  5. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law
    Pages 91-127
  6. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law, Maya Shmidt
    Pages 129-183
  7. Nikolay Zakharov, Ian Law
    Pages 185-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-250

About this book


This book is novel not only in its theoretical framework, which places racialisation in post-communist societies and their modernist political projects at the centre of processes of global racism, but also in being the first account to examine both these new national contexts and the interconnections between racisms in these four regions of the Baltic states, the Southern Caucasus, Central Asia and Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, and elsewhere. Assessments of the significance of the contemporary geopolitical contexts of armed conflict, economic transformation and political transition for racial discourse are central themes, and the book highlights the creative, innovative and persistent power of contemporary forms of racial governance which has central significance for understanding contemporary societies.

The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of racism and ethnicity studies.


nation racialisation sociology Estonia Latvia Uzbekistan Lithuania Kyrgyzstan Armenia ethnicity post-communist

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikolay Zakharov
    • 1
  • Ian Law
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesSödertörn UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-47691-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47692-0
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