Wilson Center Experts

Gerald M. Easter

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Boston College
Wilson Center Project(s):
Center-Regional Relations and State Building in Post-revolutionary Soviet Russia

Project Summary

comprehensive empirical study which chartes the rise and fall of the Soviet state’s first generation of regional leaders argument that the process by which the post-revolutionary Soviet state developed the capacities for territorial administration and resource extraction was shaped by the intersection of informal social networks with formal political structures why some state building efforts succeed, while others fail center-regional relations; state-building; social networks