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Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Speaker(s): Dr Ben Noble
All are welcome to this event, which is running as part of the Criminology, Politics and Sociology Seminar Series 2021-22.
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This week we welcome, Dr Ben Noble, Associate Professor of Russian Politics at University College London, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He conducts research on legislative politics, authoritarianism, and Russian domestic politics. He has published work in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Russian Politics, and the Journal of European Public Policy.
Who is Alexei Navalny? Poisoned in August 2020 and transported to Germany for treatment, the politician returned to Russia in January 2021 in the full glare of the world media. His immediate detention at passport control set the stage for an explosive showdown with Vladimir Putin. But Navalny means very different things to different people. To some, he is a democratic hero. To others, he is betraying the Motherland. To others still, he is a dangerous nationalist. This book explores the many dimensions of Navalny's political life, from his pioneering anti-corruption investigations to his ideas and leadership of a political movement. It also looks at how his activities and the Kremlin's strategies have shaped one another. Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? (Hurst and Oxford University Press) – co-authored by Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, and Ben Noble – makes sense of this divisive character, revealing the contradictions of a man who is the second most important political figure in Russia – even when behind bars. In order to understand modern Russia, you need to understand Alexei Navalny.
Other events in this series
Wednesday 12 January: The paradigm shift and migrant integration: Is something rotten in the state of Denmark?
Wednesday 2 February: New Perspectives on Diaspora
Wednesday 23 March: Media representations in Russia
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Contact: Dr Dogus Simsek
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