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Books (selection)

Alexander Libman

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

One Eurasia or Many? Regional Interconnections and Connectivity Projects on the Eurasian Continent. George Washington University Central Asia Program, 2021 (with Evgeny Vinokurov).

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

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

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

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

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

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


Edited volumes and special issues (selection)

Alexander Libman

Elgar Companion to the Eurasian Economic Union. Edward Elgar, forthcoming (co-ediited Evgeny Vinokurov)

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), also published as an edited volume by Routledge (2023).

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


Peer-reviewed journals (selection)

Alexander Libman

State Violence and Target Group Adaptation: Maintaining Social Status in the Face of Repressions in Soviet Russia. Journal of Peace Research, forthcoming (with Tomila Lankina and Katerina Tertytchnaya).

Military Intervention as a Spectacle? Authoritarian Regionalism and Protests in Kazakhstan. International Affairs, 2023, 99(3): 835-860 (with Igor Davidzon)

Encouraged to Cheat? Federal Incentives and Career Concerns at the Sub-National Level as Determinants of Under-Reporting of COVID-19 Mortality in Russia. British Journal of Political Science, 2023, 53(1): 835-860 (with Dmitrii Kofanov, Vladimir Kozlov and Nikita Zakharov)

Russian Power and the State-Owned Enterprise. European Journal of Political Economy, 2022, 73: Article 102122 (with Randall Stone and Evgeny Vinokurov)

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).


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