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ETNOGRAFICHESKOE OBOZRENIE • 2-2017


V.V. Poleshchuk
The Political Participation of the Russian-Speaking Population in Estonia and Latvia and Its Specificities
[Osobennosti politicheskogo uchastiia russkoiazychnogo naseleniia Estonii i Latvii]

Vadim V. Poleshchuk | http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6156-6313 | vadim@lichr.ee | Mag. Iur. | Legal Information Centre for Human Rights (Inimõiguste Teabekeskus, J.Köleri 8, Tallinn, 10150, Estonia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
Estonia, Latvia, minorities, Russian-speaking population, political participation, identity, citizenship, ethnic democracy

Abstract
The article examines the specificities of political participation of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia and Latvia in the light of citizenship policies in these countries. After the accession of the countries to the European Union in 2004, the Russian-speaking electorate unanimously supported the political forces which have not been invited to participate in forming the cabinets of the government up until late 2016. This phenomenon, as the author argues, can be best explained in terms of the analytical model of ethnic democracy proposed by Sammy Smooha.

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Poleshchuk, V.V. 2017. Osobennosti politicheskogo uchastiia russkoiazychnogo naseleniia Estonii i Latvii [The Political Participation of the Russian-Speaking Population in Estonia and Latvia and Its Specificities]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2: 9-23

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Submitted 07.06.2016 | Accepted 01.09.2016

 


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