Geir & H. Blakkisrud (eds.)
The Centre-Periphery Relations in Russia - The case of the Northwestern regions.
Ashgate, 2001. 245 p. ISBN 0 7546 1576 6
This book adresses the the attempts at regionalization that have taken place in Russia since the break-up of the Soviet Union, particularly focusing on the power balance between Moscow and the north-western periphery. Its cross-field approach is unique, covering both legal, political and economic aspects of the centre-region relations. Reporting first-hand experiences from the fisheries, offshore hydrocarbon resources and military sectors, it provides an essential analysis of a fundamental, yet largely unexplored issue in Russian politics.
"... an excellent treatment of a subject fundamental to Russia's post-communist development A distinctive feature is the illuminating study of offshore resource issues and of the problems of Russia's North West. The book will be invaluable, not only to specialists on regional issues,but to all researchers and policy analysts concerned with contemporary Russia. " Professor Philip Hanson, University of Birmingham, UK.