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Prof Neil Robinson

Dr of Philosophy. Degree, Master of Arts

Research Interests

Russian politics; post-communist politics; political economy of Russia, especially the influence of international economy on Russia; state and institution buidling in Russia;

Teaching Interests

PO4051 Introduction to Politics and International Relations
PO4032 Russian Politics
PO5112 Russian & Post Soviet Politics
PO5009 Graduate Seminar in Comparative Politics

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2002 Post-Soviet Politics, Ashgate Publishers, 2002 to date, *
  • 2001 National Advisory Committee, Europe-Asia Studies, 2001 to date, *
  • 2000 British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, 2000-2002, *

Association

  • 2001 Vice president, 2008-2009; President, 2010-2012; Secretary 2012-, Irish Association for Russian and East European Studies
  • 1991 Politics and International Relations Subject stream convenor, 2000-2002, Executive committee member, 2000-2, Treasurer, 2002-7, British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

Employment

  • 1995 University of Essex - Lecturer
  • 1992 University of York - Lecturer

Education

  • 1993 University of Essex - PhD
  • 1988 University of Essex - MA
  • 1987 Portsmouth Polytechnic - BA

Language

  • Russian

Publications

Book

2018
2003

Russia: A state of uncertainty
Robinson N.
Russia: A State of Uncertainty DOI: 10.4324/9780203402887

1997

Post-Communist Politics
Hendrson, K; Robinson, N

Book Chapter

2013

Russian patrimonial capitalism and the international financial crisis
Robinson, Neil
The International Economic Crisis and the Post-Soviet States

2013

Natural states and the development of democracy’
Robinson, N.
Evolution. Development within big history, evolutionary and world-system paradigms

2012

Conclusion: the political dysfunctions of Russian capitalism
Neil Robinson
The political economy of Russia

2012

Introduction: the political problems of Russian capitalism
Neil Robinson
The Political Economy of Russia

2010

The Soviet Gulag
Robinson, N
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

2010

Russia: trends in human rights
Robinson, N.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

2009

Introduction
Landman, T; Robinson, N
The Sage handbook of comparative politics,

2008

Russia: limiting the impact of crisis in a post-communist transitional economy
Robinson, N
Power and politics after financial crises: rethinking foreign opportunism in emerging markets

2007

The 'normalization' of Russian politics and Europe
Robinson, N
Russia and Europe: Building partnership?

2007

The ‘normalization’ of Russian Politics and Europe
Robinson N.
Russia and Europe in the Twenty-First Century: An Uneasy Partnership DOI: 10.7135/UPO9781843317548.005

2005

Social power and post-Soviet economic transformation
Robinson, N
Political culture and civil society in the Black Sea region

2004

The global economy, reform and crisis in Russia
Robinson, N
The political economy of financial crises. Volume 2

2004

The post-Soviet space
Robinson, N
The regional politics of development

2004

A fickle benefactor: Russia and the global economy as a resource for change
Robinson, N
Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

2004

Global economy and post-Soviet change
Robinson, N
Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

2004

Path dependency, global economy and post-communist change
Robinson, N
Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

2001

Russian policy towards the conflict in Yugoslavia, 1991-1996
Robinson, N
Inter-Balkan Relations at the End of the Twentieth Century

2001

Bureaucracy
Robinson, N
Encyclopaedia of democratic theory

2000

The presidency: the politics of institutional chaos
Robinson, N
Institutions and political change in Russia

2000

Institutions and change in Russian politics
Robinson, N
Institutions and political change in Russia

1999

Marxism, communism and post-communism
Robinson, N
Marxism and social science

1998
1998

Corporate interests and the politics of transition in Russia, 1991-1994
Robinson, N
Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe

1994

Have model will travel: Russian and Western reform agendas
Robinson, N
Contemporary Political Studies 1994

1993

Parliamentary politics under Gorbachev: opposition and the failure of socialist pluralism
Robinson, N
The Soviet transition: from Gorbachev to Yeltsin

1993

L'opposizione e il fallimento del pluralismo socialista
Robinson, N
Riformismo o comunismo: il caso dell'URSS

Conference Publication

2015
2015
2009

ISA-ABRI conference
Neil Robinson

2009

Political Studies Association annual conference
Neil Robinson and Maura Adshead

2009

ISA Annual Convention
Neil Robinson

2005

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Robinson, N.

2005

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Robinson, N

1993
1992

Edited Book

Other Publication

2019

Spooked by none
Neil Robinson

2019
2019

Imploding societies
Neil Robinson

2019

Dictator and liberator’
Neil Robinson

2019

The centre cannot hold
Neil Robinson

2019

Creator of our wisdom’
Neil Robinson

2019

Red light for Russia
Neil Robinson

2018

”Russophobia” in official Russian political discourse
Robinson, Neil
International Studies Association Annual Convention

2018

The Roosevelt effect
Neil Robinson

2018

How do you deal with a troll like Putin?
Robinson, Neil
RTE Brainstorm

2018

What’s next for Putin and Russia?
Robinson, Neil
RTE Brainstorm

2017

A revolution on the Russian revolution
Robinson, N.
The Irish Examiner

2017

Separating fact from fiction in Mother Russia
Robinson, N.
The Irish Examiner

2017

Democracy under siege
Robinson, N
Irish Examiner

2017

At war with Gerry Adams
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2017

Lament for a lost mode of transport
Robinson, N
Irish Examiner

2017

Revolution that changed the world
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2017

Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority
Robinson, Neil
RTE Brainstorm

2016

No new answers to age-old questions
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2016
2016

Holocaust revelations
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2016

Gorbachev on the defensive
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2016

Spy game a class apart
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2016
2016

Tragic farce of Soviet science undermined its ideology
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2015

Trade deal fightback marks sea change’
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2015

The common history of state capture
Robinson, Neil
Workshop on State Capture: elites and legality

2015

The power puppeteer
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2015

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2015

Where now democracy
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2015
2015

The origins of the Irish
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2014

A tale of ten cities
Robinson, Neil
Irish Examiner

2014

H. Goscilo (ed.) Putin as celebrity and cultural icon
Robinson, Neil
Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

2014

State capture and business capture? Political and corporate power under neo-patrimonialism
Robinson, Neil
Institute for Global Law and Policy conference, Harvard Law School

2014

Putin, nationalism and the rhetoric of reaction’
Robinson, Neil
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, annual conference

2014

If Kissinger ruled ...
Robinson, Neil
Irish Examiner

2014

The summit
Robinson, Neil
Irish Examiner

2014

A. Ledeneva, Can Russia modernise?
Robinson, Neil
Slavonic and East European Review

2013

Types of natural state and transitions to democracy
Robinson, N.
ISA Annual Convention

2013

The Politics of Inequality in Russia
Robinson, N
Political Studies Review DOI: 10.1111/1478-9302.12000_93

2013

The paradoxes of success: Russia and crisis
Robinson, Neil
ISA Annual Convention

2013

Is nation building possible in Central Asia?
Robinson, N.
Irish Association of Russian, Central and East European Studies annual conference

2013

Power and policy in Putin’s Russia
Robinson, N.
Contemporary European Studies

2013

Is nation building possible in Central Asia?
Robinson, Neil
Irish Association of Russian, Central and East European Studies annual conference

2013
2013
2013

Beginning of the end or end of the beginning? Putin, opposition and regime evolution in Russia
Robinson, N.
Contentious Politics and the non-systemic opposition in Russia

2013
2013

The paradoxes of success: Russia and crisis
Robinson, N.
ISA Annual Convention

2013

Types of natural state and transitions to democracy’
Robinson, Neil
ISA Annual Convention

2012

The paradoxes of success
Robinson, N
COST Workshop on Responses to Crisis in Post-Communist States

2012

Horror of Mao’s 36m famine hangs over China
Robinson, Neil
The Irish Examiner

2012

Resisting Patrimonial Capitalism in Russia
Robinson, N
International Politics and Ethnic Conflict Group Conference

2012

Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics
Robinson, N
Slavonic And East European Review

2011

The Soviet Union
Robinson, N
International Encyclopaedia of Political Science

2011

Adapting Neo-patrimonialism to the Study of post-Soviet Political Development
Robinson, N
43rd Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention

2011

Can Russia Compete?
Robinson, N

2011

Patrimonial capitalism and the financial crisis in Russia
Robinson, N
International Studies Association Annual Convention

2011

Regime building versus state building in post-communist Russia: explaining the drive to modernization and its weaknesses
Robinson, N
XII Higher School of Economics International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

2011

Starved of democracy and then starved to death
Robinson, N
The Irish Examiner

2011

Socialist transition
Robinson, N
International Encyclopaedia of Political Science

2010

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Robinson, N
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

2010

Andrei Sakharov
Robinson, N
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

2010

Mikhail Gorbachev
Robinson, N
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

2010

State and conflict in the former-USSR
Robinson, N
Limerick Papers in Politics and Public Administration

2008

State, regime and Russian political development
Robinson, N
Limerick Papers in Politics

2004

Can Putin solve the ex-Soviet state crisis?
Robinson, N
Oxford Analytica

2000

Economy and anti-democracy in Russia
Robinson, N
Essex Papers in Politics and Government, no. 148

1994

The struggle for reform in Russia, 1991-1993: corporatist interests versus 'shock therapy'
Robinson, N
Caledonian Papers in the Social Sciences. International Political Economy Series, no.2

1991

The party is sacred to me': Gorbachev and the place of the party in Soviet reform, 1985-1990
Robinson, N
Russian and Soviet Studies Discussion Paper, no.10

1989

The limits of Soviet democracy: the origins and prospects of the Inter-Regional Group
Robinson, N
Essex Papers in Politics and Government, no.70

1989

Review of T.F. Remington (ed.) Politics and the Soviet system, (Macmillan, 1989)
Robinson, N
Slovo - J. Of Contemporary Russian & East European Affa

Peer Reviewed Journal

2011

Russian patrimonial capitalism and the international financial crisis
Robinson N.
Journal Of Communist Studies And Transition Politics DOI: 10.1080/13523279.2011.595155

2011

Russian patrimonial capitalism and the international financial
Robinson, N.
J. Communist Studies And Transitional Politics

2007

Russia: Limiting the Impact of Crisis in a Post-Communist Transitional Economy
Robinson, N,Robertson, J
Power And Politics After Financial Crises: Rethinking Foreign Opportunism In Emerging Markets

1999

The global economy, reform and crisis in Russia
Robinson, N
Review Of International Political Economy

1998

Classifying Russia's party system. The problem of relevance in a time of uncertainty.
Robinson, N
J. Communist Studies And Transitional Politics

1995

Soviet ideological discourse and perestroika
Robinson, N
European Journal Of Political Research

1992

Sign of the times: the last draft of the CPSU Programme and the crisis of party power, 1990-1991.
Robinson, N
Slovo - J. Of Contemporary Russian & East European Affa