Faculty

Dr Helge Blakkisrud (PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo) is a Head of the Centre for Russian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway. Dr. Blakkisrud teaches Nation, State and Nationalism at the OSCE Academy.

Selected Publications

Listed in ISI Web of Science with a total of 11 entries – nine articles and two book reviews – which together have been cited 92 times (88 without self-citation). In Google Scholar his publications are cited 594 times, 366 times since 2013. H-index is 15, i10-index is 17.

Latest Books and edited volumes:

Kolstø, Pål and Helge Blakkisrud, eds. 2018. Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–2017. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Blakkisrud, Helge and Elana Wilson, eds. 2018. Russia’s Turn to the East: Domestic priorities and regional cooperation. Palgrave.
Kolstø, Pål and Helge Blakkisrud, eds. 2016. The New Russian Nationalism: Imperialism, Ethnicity, Authoritarianism, 2000–15. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Blakkisrud, Helge. 2015. The Governor’s Last Stand: Federal Bargaining in Russia’s Transition to Appointed Regional Heads, 2005–2009. Oslo: University of Oslo.
Aalto, Pami, Helge Blakkisrud and Hanna Smith, eds. 2008. The New Northern Dimension: From Regional Co-operation to High Politics. Brussels: CEPS.

Latest Chapters in edited volumes:

Kolstø, Pål and Helge Blakkisrud. 2018. ‘Introduction: Exploring Russian nationalisms’, in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–2017, edited by Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Blakkisrud, Helge and Pål Kolstø. 2018. ‘“Restore Moscow to the Muscovites”: Othering ‘the Migrants’ in the 2013 Moscow Mayoral Elections’, in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–2017, edited by Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Blakkisrud, Helge. 2018. ‘An Asian Pivot Starts at Home: The Russian Far East in Russian Regional Policy’ in Russia’s Turn to the East: Domestic priorities and regional cooperation, edited by Helge Blakkisrud and Elana Wilson, Palgrave.


Blakkisrud, Helge and Elana Wilson Rowe. 2018. ‘Gateway or Garrison? Border Regions in Times of Geopolitical Crisis’, in Russia’s Turn to the East: Domestic priorities and regional cooperation, edited by Helge Blakkisrud and Elana Wilson, Palgrave.

Wilson Rowe, Elana and Helge Blakkisrud. 2018. ‘Afterword: 6400 Kilometres Away – but not a Policy World Apart’ in Russia’s Turn to the East: Domestic priorities and regional cooperation, edited by Helge Blakkisrud and Elana Wilson, Palgrave.

Latest Articles in refereed journals:

Kolstø, Pål and Helge Blakkisrud. 2017. ‘Regime Development and Patron–Client Relations: The 2016 Transnistrian Presidential Elections and the “Russia Factor”’, Demokratizatsiya 25 (4): 503–29.

Blakkisrud, Helge and Pål Kolstø. 2017. ‘Stavropol as “Russia’s Kosovo”? Nationalist mobilization and public response in a Russian region’, Post-Soviet Affairs 33 (5): 370–88.


Blakkisrud, Helge and Nuraida Abdykapar kyzy. 2017. ‘Female Heroes in a Man’s World: The Construction of Female Heroes in Kyrgyzstan’s Symbolic Nation-building’, Demokratizatsiya 25 (2): 113–35.

Blakkisrud, Helge. 2015. ‘Governing the Governors: Legitimacy vs. Control in the Reform of the Russian Regional Executive’, East European Politics 31 (1): 104–121.

Wilson Rowe, Elana and Helge Blakkisrud. 2014. ‘A New Kind of Arctic Power? Russia’s Policy Discourses and Diplomatic Practices in the Circumpolar North’, Geopolitics 19 (1): 66–85.

Kolstø, Pål and Helge Blakkisrud. 2013. ‘Yielding to the Sons of the Soil: Abkhazian Democracy and the Marginalization of the Armenian Vote’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 36 (12): 2075–2095.

 

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