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Petersson, B. (2023). Citizens and the state in authoritarian regimes: comparing China and Russia [Review]. Eurasian geography and economics, 64(5), 661-663
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Citizens and the state in authoritarian regimes: comparing China and Russia
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Eurasian geography and economics, ISSN 1538-7216, E-ISSN 1938-2863, Vol. 64, nr 5, s. 661-663Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2023
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46745 (URN)10.1080/15387216.2021.1993294 (DOI)000708752900001 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2021-11-09 Skapad: 2021-11-09 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-18Bibliografiskt granskad
Blackburn, M., Hutcheson, D. S., Petersson, B. & Tsumarova, E. (2023). Covid-19 and the Russian Regional Response: Blame Diffusion and Attitudes to Pandemic Governance. Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies, 16(1), 29-54
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Covid-19 and the Russian Regional Response: Blame Diffusion and Attitudes to Pandemic Governance
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies, ISSN 2562-8429, Vol. 16, nr 1, s. 29-54Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

As was the case with other federal states, Russia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was decentralized and devolved responsibility toregional governors. Contrary to the common highly centralized governance in Russia, this approach is thought to have helped insulate the government from criticism. Using local research and analysis based on a national representative survey carried out at the height of the pandemic during the summer of 2021, the article charts the public response to the pandemic across Russia. It examines the regionalization of the response, with an in-depth focus on two of the Russian cities with the highest infection rates but differing responses to the pandemic: St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk. There are two main findings: at one level, the diffusion of responsibility meant little distinction was made between the different levels of government by the population; at another level, approval of the pandemic measures was tied strongly to trust levels in central and regional government.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Ottawa: Centre for European Studies at Carleton University, 2023
Nyckelord
Russia; Covid-19; Regional politics
Nationell ämneskategori
Studier av offentlig förvaltning Statsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63995 (URN)10.22215/cjers.v16i1.3955 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-11-30 Skapad: 2023-11-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-12-22Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2023). En europeisk tragedie: Hvordan Vesten og Russland ble fiender – og kan finne sammen igjen [Review]. Nordisk Östforum, 37, 65-67
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>En europeisk tragedie: Hvordan Vesten og Russland ble fiender – og kan finne sammen igjen
2023 (Svenska)Ingår i: Nordisk Östforum, ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 37, s. 65-67Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2023
Nyckelord
Ryssland, Ukraina, krig, Väst
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63999 (URN)10.23865/noros.v37.5645 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-11-30 Skapad: 2023-11-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-05-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2023). Felslut och önsketänkanden: Om Rysslandsforskarna, Putin och utvecklingen fram till kriget. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 125(1), 25-40
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Felslut och önsketänkanden: Om Rysslandsforskarna, Putin och utvecklingen fram till kriget
2023 (Svenska)Ingår i: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 125, nr 1, s. 25-40Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Fallacies and wishful thinking: on Russia studies, Putin, and the lead-up to the warWhen President Putin over the years repeatedly raged and ranted about how Russia had been deceived by the West over NATO’s eastward expansion, how Ukraine’s rightful president allegedly had been illegally overthrown in a coup instigated by the West, and how these actions had the hidden purpose of bringing destruction and devastation to Russia, few were inclined to believe that he was not just repeat-ing a mantra, but actually believed in what he said and prescribed a program of action. This essay provides a background to the steady growth of the authoritar-ian essence of the Putin regime and its growing ambitions beyond Russia’s borders and discusses what academic area studies specialists in the West and other Russia pundits generally should have been able to foresee about Russia’s aggressiveness and its upcoming assault on Ukraine. Perhaps the current situation could have been avoided, had there been a greater inclination to bring together the clues that were there and take preventive action to meet the danger

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Lund: Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, 2023
Nyckelord
Ryssland; Rysslandsforskning; kriget mot Ukraina
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63997 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-11-30 Skapad: 2023-11-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-05-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2023). Squaring the circle: Legitimizing the Putin regime after February 24, 2022 (1ed.). In: Taras, Raymond (Ed.), Exploring Russia’s Exceptionalism in International Politics: (pp. 53-65). London: Routledge
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Squaring the circle: Legitimizing the Putin regime after February 24, 2022
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Exploring Russia’s Exceptionalism in International Politics / [ed] Taras, Raymond, London: Routledge, 2023, 1, s. 53-65Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

Vladimir Putin’s power position has long been sustained by the successful communication of major political myths and his acclaimed role in them. This chapter discusses such myths to assess whether they are still useful for the regime as tools of legitimation after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022, and Russia’s lack of success on the battlefield thereafter. I introduce the distinction between overarching master myths and more supplementary myths, arguing that the master myths about Russia’s pre-determined great power status, Russia as a phoenix rising from the rubbles of another Time of Troubles, and Russia as a bulwark against the evil West retain their relevance and are ruthlessly exploited by the regime. Several supplementary myths have most likely had their credibility reduced. However, unless the master myths are affected, the regime is not likely to face a major loss of legitimacy among the population at large.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
London: Routledge, 2023 Upplaga: 1
Serie
Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series, ISSN 2835-592X, E-ISSN 2835-5911
Nyckelord
Russia, Putin, Ukraine, war, legitimation, master myths, supplementary myths
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64000 (URN)2-s2.0-85180043643 (Scopus ID)9781032610153 (ISBN)9781003462521 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-12-01 Skapad: 2023-12-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-05-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2023). The politics of bad governance in contemporary Russia: by Vladimir Gel’man, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, University of Michigan Press, 2022 [Review]. Eurasian geography and economics, 1-3
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The politics of bad governance in contemporary Russia: by Vladimir Gel’man, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, University of Michigan Press, 2022
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Eurasian geography and economics, ISSN 1538-7216, E-ISSN 1938-2863, s. 1-3Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Epub ahead of print
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2023
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58722 (URN)10.1080/15387216.2023.2181199 (DOI)000936168400001 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2023-03-22 Skapad: 2023-03-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-07-06Bibliografiskt granskad
Blackburn, M. & Petersson, B. (2022). Parade, plebiscite, pandemic: Legitimation efforts in Putin’s fourth term. Post-Soviet Affairs, 38(4), 293-311
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Parade, plebiscite, pandemic: Legitimation efforts in Putin’s fourth term
2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: Post-Soviet Affairs, ISSN 1060-586X, E-ISSN 1938-2855, Vol. 38, nr 4, s. 293-311Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Putin’s fourth term as president (2018–2024) has involved new challenges for Russia’s hybrid regime. COVID-19 hit the Kremlin at a sensitive time, when the old institutional forces had been demounted and new arrangements, including extensive constitutional changes, had yet to become cemented. There is an emerging gulf between state rhetoric, PR events, and patriotic performances, on the one hand, and economic chaos, social disorder and dysfunctional state capacity, on the other, which is likely to reduce system legitimacy and cause increased reliance on repressive methods. This article examines Kremlin legitimation efforts across Beetham’s three dimensions: rules, beliefs, and actions. We argue that the regime’s legitimation efforts in 2020–21 have failed to reverse emerging cleavages in public opinion since 2018. Increased reliance on repression and manipulation in this period, combined with the contrast between regime promises and observable realities on the ground, speak not of strength, but of the Kremlin’s increased weakness and embattlement

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Taylor & Francis, 2022
Nyckelord
political legitimacy, authoritarian legitimation, Putin, COVID-19
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49128 (URN)10.1080/1060586x.2021.2020575 (DOI)000736029100001 ()2-s2.0-85121878335 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2022-01-04 Skapad: 2022-01-04 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-02-05Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2021). From high hopes to mundane reality: Swedish perspectives on post-Communist Europe 30 years on. In: Ostap Kushnir; Oleksandr Pankieiev (Ed.), Meandering in Transition: Thirty years of reform and identity in post-communist Europe (pp. 229-248). Lanham: Lexington Books
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>From high hopes to mundane reality: Swedish perspectives on post-Communist Europe 30 years on
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Meandering in Transition: Thirty years of reform and identity in post-communist Europe / [ed] Ostap Kushnir; Oleksandr Pankieiev, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021, s. 229-248Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this chapter is to provide a Swedish perspective on the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in eastern Europe. The most evident contrast when comparing Sweden in 1990 and 2020, was that the country was now a committed, even if also somewhat disillusioned, member of the European Union. Little remained of the so-called policy of neutrality that had been so cherished during the times of the Cold War. The euphoria of the early 1990s, those brief years when everything seemed possible, was clearly gone. The years when Sweden had been a relentless champion promoting enlargements of the European Union as the standard recipe for ensuring peace and democracy in Europe had come and then waned considerably. The European Partnership had largely brought disappointing results. Whereas optimism about general developments used to be almost unbridled in official Sweden by the end of the Cold War, disillusionment seemed to reign ever since the mid-2010s, when moves toward illiberal democracy, populism and Russian violations of international law defined much of the order of the day in Europe. Grey and somber realities characterized for the most part the everyday, and it was left to the Swedish government to deal with this in its practical policies.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021
Nyckelord
Sweden, post-communism, Eastern Europe, Russia, development, identity, perceptions
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-45244 (URN)978-1-7936-5074-0 (ISBN)978-1-7936-5075-7 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2021-08-26 Skapad: 2021-08-26 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-02-26Bibliografiskt granskad
Berglund, C., Gotfredsen, K. B., Hudson, J. & Petersson, B. (Eds.). (2021). Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present. Lund: Universus Press
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present
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2021 (Engelska)Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This book brings together a strong and international team of linguists, historians, and social and political scientists renowned for their expertise on North and South Caucasus. Their contributions paint a compelling picture of the region’s contested past and highlight some of the enduring challenges still confronting it. Taken together, the ten chapters of the book enhance our understanding of the region’s ancient languages, shed light on historical events of crucial significance, and uncover mechanisms behind political conflict and cooperation in the tinderbox that is the Caucasus.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Lund: Universus Press, 2021. s. 248
Nyckelord
Caucasus, Languages, Societies
Nationell ämneskategori
Tvärvetenskapliga studier inom samhällsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Global politik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42311 (URN)978-91-87439-67-4 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2021-05-25 Skapad: 2021-05-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-07-04Bibliografiskt granskad
Petersson, B. (2021). Review: Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? by Dollbaum, Jan Matti, Lallouet, Morvan, Noble, Ben [Review]. Slavonic and East European Review, 99(4), 794-795
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Review: Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? by Dollbaum, Jan Matti, Lallouet, Morvan, Noble, Ben
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Slavonic and East European Review, ISSN 0037-6795, E-ISSN 2222-4327, Vol. 99, nr 4, s. 794-795Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
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Modern Humanities Research Association, 2021
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-47854 (URN)10.1353/see.2021.0095 (DOI)000726757300034 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2021-12-16 Skapad: 2021-12-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-17Bibliografiskt granskad
Projekt
Legitimacy, Urban Planning and Sustainability in Russia and Sweden (LUPSRUSS); Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS), Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)Legitimacy, urban planning and sustainability in Russia and Scandinavia (LUPSRUSS-2)Authoritarian Policy Transfer in Post-Soviet States [21-PR2-0020_OS]; Södertörns högskola
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Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7289-6318

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