Biography

Neil Robinson BA (CNAA), MA, PhD (Essex) is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Limerick. Prior to his appointment at Limerick he taught at the universities of York and Essex. His research interests focus on Russian and post-communist politics, particularly the political economy of post-communism and post-communist state building. He is the author of Ideology and the collapse of the Soviet system. A critical history of Soviet ideological discourse ( Edward Elgar, 1995), and Russia: a state of uncertainty (Routledge, 2002), Contemporary Russian Politics (Polity, 2018), and co-author (with Karen Henderson) of Post-communist politics (Prentice Hall, 1997). He is the editor or co-editor of Institutions and and political change in Russia (Macmillan, 2000), Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Ashgate, 2004), (with Aidan Hehir) State-building. Theory and practice (Routledge, 2007), and (with Todd Landman) The Sage handbook of comparative politics (Sage, 2009), The political economy of Russia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), and (with Rory Costello) Comparative European politics. Distinctive democracies, common challenges (Oxford University Press, 2020; second edition 2024). He is the author of several book chapters and journal articles in, among other places, Soviet Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Political Studies, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transitional Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiya, Review of International Political Economy, International Political Science Review, Russian Politics.

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;

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

Books

Book Chapters

2024

Russian Populism

Robinson, Neil (2024) Russian Populism. Oxford : Oxford University Press Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

2024

Politics and Markets

Robinson, Neil and Worth, Owen (2024) Politics and Markets. Oxford : Oxford University Press Comparative European Politics :245-266

2022

Political Economy

Robinson, Neil (2022) Political Economy. London : Routledge Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society :253-262

2020

Politics and markets

Neil Robinson and Owen Worth (2020) Politics and markets. Oxford : Oxford University Press Comparative European Politics :249-269

2010

Russia: trends in human rights

Robinson, N. (2010) Russia: trends in human rights. New York : Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Human Rights :376-382

2010

The Soviet Gulag

Robinson, N (2010) The Soviet Gulag. New York : Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Human Rights :513-521

2009

Introduction

Landman, T; Robinson, N (2009) Introduction. London : Sage The Sage handbook of comparative politics, :1-9

2004

Global economy and post-Soviet change

Robinson, N (2004) Global economy and post-Soviet change. Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

2001

Bureaucracy

Robinson, N (2001) Bureaucracy. Encyclopaedia of democratic theory

Edited Books

Other Journals

Conference Publications

Conference Contributions

Published Reports

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Editorials

2007

Introduction

Landman T.;Robinson N. (2007) Introduction. The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics :1-10

Book Reviews

Other Publications

2019

Spooked by none

Neil Robinson (2019) Spooked by none. Ireland : Irish Examiner :33-34

2016

Populism in Russia

Robinson, Neil and Milne, Sarah (2016) Populism in Russia. Department of Politics and Public Administration seminar, University of Limerick

2016

Russian foreign policy

Robinson, Neil (2016) Russian foreign policy. Centre Européen de recherches internationales et stratégiques, Brussels

2014

Oil, autocracy and democracy

Robinson, Neil (2014) Oil, autocracy and democracy. Economy & Society Summer school, Waterford Institute of Technology

2014

The summit

Robinson, Neil (2014) The summit. Irish Examiner :33-34

2012

The paradoxes of success

Robinson, N (2012) The paradoxes of success. Budapest COST Workshop on Responses to Crisis in Post-Communist States

2011

Russia: response to crisis

Robinson, N (2011) Russia: response to crisis. Vienna COST Workshop on Responses to Crisis in Post-Communist States

2011

Socialist transition

Robinson, N (2011) Socialist transition. Washington, DC : CQ Press International Encyclopaedia of Political Science

2011

The Soviet Union

Robinson, N (2011) The Soviet Union. Washington, DC : CQ Press International Encyclopaedia of Political Science

2010

Mikhail Gorbachev

Robinson, N (2010) Mikhail Gorbachev. New York : Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Human Rights :325-328

2010

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Robinson, N (2010) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. New York : Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Human Rights :472-475

2010

Andrei Sakharov

Robinson, N (2010) Andrei Sakharov. New York : Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Human Rights :392-395

2007

Introduction

Landman T.;Robinson N. (2007) Introduction. The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics :1-10

2000

Economy and anti-democracy in Russia

Robinson, N (2000) Economy and anti-democracy in Russia. Colchester : Department of Government, University of Essex, Essex Papers in Politics and Government, no. 148