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Olga Malinova

Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow
Wilson Center Project(s):
"The Images of 'The West' in the Discussions about Perspectives of Modernization in Russia: Westernism vs. Anti-Westernism and Competing Models of National Identity;" "Liberal Theories of Nations and Nationalism: History and Analysis"

Prior Affiliation: Leading Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Institute of Scientific Information in Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Vice-President, Russian Political Science Association 

Project Summary

Project Title: "The Images of 'The West' in the Discussions about Perspectives of Modernization in Russia: Westernism vs. Anti-Westernism and Competing Models of National Identity.

Project Description: To study how Westernizers and their opponents presented the image of the West that fulfilled the role of an important Other for the both sides.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Short Term Grant, Kennan Institute. Leading Research Fellow and Vice President of Russian Political Science Association, Department of Political Science, Institute of Scientific Information in Social Sciences, RAS. "Liberal Theories of Nations and Nationalism: History and Analysis." December 1999 - January 2000. Project Description: "Revision of the history of liberal theories of nationhood and national self-determination, and an analysis of the structure of liberal arguments within the discussion of rights of nation. This project simultaneously reviews recent debates on 'the national idea' in Russia."

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