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Books (selection)

Alexander Libman

Historical Legacies of Communism: Modern Politics, Society, and Economic Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Authoritarian Regionalism in the World of International Organizations: Global Perspectives and the Eurasian Enigma. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019 (with Michael Rochlitz).

Re-Evaluating Regional Organizations: Behind the Smokescreen of Official Mandates. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).

Causes and Consequences of Democratization: The Regions of Russia. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Holding-Together Regionalism: Twenty Years of Post-Soviet Integration. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).

Eurasian Integration: Challenges of Transcontinental Regionalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).


Edited volumes and special issues (selection)

Alexander Libman

Global Governance and Interaction between International Institutions: Eurasian International Organizations in the World Politics and Economy. Post-Communist Economies, 2021, 33(2-3) (co-edited with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015 (co-edited with Anastassia Obydenkova).


Refereed journal articles (selection)

Alexander Libman

The Two-Pronged Middle Class: The Old Bourgeoisie, New State-Engineered Middle Class and Democratic Development. American Political Science Review, 2021, 115(3): 948-966 (with Tomila Lankina).

Board Empowerment: What Motivates Board Members of Founder-Owned Companies? Journal of Management Inquiry, 2020, 29(2): 188-205(with Tatiana Dolgopyatova and Andrei Yakovlev).

Varieties of Authoritarianism Matter: Elite Fragmentation, Natural Resources and Economic Growth. European Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 63: Article 101869(with Olga Vasilyeva).

Soviet Legacies of Economic Development, Oligarchic Rule and Electoral Quality in Eastern Europe’s Partial Democracies: The Case of Ukraine. Comparative Politics, 2019, 52(1): 127-148(with Tomila Lankina).

Understanding Authoritarian Regionalism. Journal of Democracy, 2018, 29(4): 151-165 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Regional International Organizations as a Strategy of Autocracy: The Eurasian Economic Union and Russian Foreign Policy. International Affairs, 2018, 94(5): 1037-1058(with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Political Regimes, Income and Health: Evidence from Sub-National Comparative Method. Social Science Research, 2018, 72: 20-37(with Dina Rosenberg and Vladimir Kozlov).

Appropriation and Subversion: Pre-Communist Literacy, Communist Party Saturation, and Post-Communist Democratic Outcomes. World Politics, 2016, 68(2): 229-274 (with Tomila Lankina and Anastassia Obydenkova).

Authoritarian and Democratic Diffusion in Postcommunist Regions. Comparative Political Studies, 2016, 49(12): 1599-1629 (with Tomila Lankina and Anastassia Obydenkova).

CPSU Legacies and Regional Democracy in Contemporary Russia. Political Studies, 2015, 63(S1): 173-190 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Is There a Local Knowledge Advantage in Federations? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Public Choice, 2015, 162(1): 25-42 (with Andre Schultz).

Understanding the Survival of Post-Communist Corruption in Contemporary Russia: The Influence of Historical Legacies. Post-Soviet Affairs, 2015, 31(4): 304-338 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

International Trade as a Limiting Factor in Democratization: An Analysis of Subnational Regions in Post-Communist Russia. Studies in Comparative International Development, 2014, 49(2): 168-196 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Economic Integration in China: Politics and Culture. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(2): 470-492 (with Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Xiaofan Yu).

Governance of Commons in a Large Nondemocratic Country: The Case of Forestry in the Russian Federation. Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2014, 44(2): 298-323 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Judicial Alignment and Criminal Justice: Evidence from Russian Courts. Post-Soviet Affairs, 2014, 30(2-3): 137-170 (with Andre Schultz and Vladimir Kozlov).

Informal Governance and Participation in Non-Democratic International Organizations. Review of International Organizations, 2013, 8(2): 221-243 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Are Human Rights and Economic Well-Being Substitutes? The Evidence from Migration Patterns across the Indian States. European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 31: 139-164 (with Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Gaurav Yadav).

Natural Resources and Sub-National Economic Performance: Does Sub-National Democracy Matter? Energy Economics, 2013, 37: 82-99.

Post-Soviet Integration and the Interaction of Functional Bureaucracies. Review of International Political Economy, 2012, 19(5): 867-894 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).

Regional Integration and Economic Convergence in the Post-Soviet Space: Experience of the Decade of Growth. Journal of Common Market Studies, 2012, 50(1): 112-128 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).

The Impact of External Factors on Regime Transition: Lessons from the Russian Regions. Post-Soviet Affairs, 2012, 28(3): 346-401 (with Anastassia Obydenkova).

Constitutions, Regulations, and Taxes: Contradictions of Different Aspects of Decentralization. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, 38(4):395-418.


Anna Abalkina

Detecting a Network of Highjacked Journals by Its Archive. Scientometrics, 2021, 126(8): 7123-7148.

The Real Costs of Plagiarism: Russian Governors, Plagiarized PhD Theses, and Infrastructure in Russian Region. Scientometrics, 2020, 125(3): 2793-2820 (with Alexander Libman).


Sebastian Hoppe

Internationale Historische Soziologie und historische Sozialwissenschaft in den deutschen und anglo-amerikanischen IB. Zur Relevanz einer Paralleldebatte für die Außenpolitikforschung. Zeitschrift für internationale Beziehungen, 2021, 28(1): 35-67.

Russlands Wende nach Osten. Kleine Schritte statt umfassende Neuorientierung. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 2020, 13(3): 247-258 (with Vera Hoppe).

Laura Eras

Post-Socialist Transition, Authoritarian Consolidation and Social Origin of Political Elites: The Case of Russian Regional Governors. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2019, 60(3): 257-283(with Alexander Demin and Alexander Libman).

(for the full publication lists please check the websites of respective researchers).