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Yekaterina Oziashvili

I am a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I am working on my dissertation, entitled "Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Stability of the Ethnofederal State: The Case of Russia". In this research study I examine sources of stability and instability of ethnofederal states - federal systems in which at least one federal unit is established to territorially coincide with and represent a territorially concentrated ethnic minority. During my field work I hope to identify the methods and mechanisms that political parties of the Russian Federation employ to mitigate the conflict between the center and Russia's ethnic republics. I plan to spend my Fulbright year conducting research in Moscow and traveling to Perm, Kazan, Ufa, and Chebaksary.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
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