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Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Former Title VIII Summer Research Fellow


    May 4, 2016 — July 4, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Reader, King’s College Institute

    Wilson Center Projects

    Soviet Habits of the Mind: Cognitive Path-Dependence and Russia’s Political Regime

    Full Biography

    Gulnaz Sharafutdinova is a Reader at King's Russia Institute (King's College London). She has recently published The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity (Oxford University Press, 2020) that explores issues of authoritarian legitimation in Russia relying on social identity theory.

    Major Publications

    • Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism Inside Russia (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010) 
    • “The Politics of Federal Transfers in Putin’s Russia: Regional Competition, Lobbying and Federal Priorities” (co-authored with Rostislav Turovsky), Post-Soviet Affairs, March 2016.
    • “Federal Governance in Russia: How Putin Changed the Contract with His Agents and the Problems It Created for Medvedev” Publius: Journal of Federalism 40 (4), 2010