Citizenship, Territoriality, and Post-Soviet Nationhood

The Politics of Birthright Citizenship in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova

  • Maxim Tabachnik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Battle Between Blood and Territory: Academic, Historical and Institutional Setting

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  3. The Politics of Unconditional Jus Soli in the Post-Soviet States with Frozen Conflicts

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  4. Making Sense of the Findings

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About this book


This book seeks to understand the politics of nationalism in the buffer zone between Russia and the West: Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova, as well as Russia itself. It problematizes the official ways of defining the nation, and thus citizenship, in the light of “frozen” ethno-territorial conflicts and broader geopolitical discrepancies between Russia and the West. The author analyzes the politics of birthright citizenship policy in these countries and rejects the assumed connection between territorial nation-building and liberal democracy. The project will interest academics and graduate students in the fields of comparative and post-Soviet politics, nationalism, and citizenship, and international relations policy professionals.    

Maxim Tabachnik is Lecturer at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.


Russia Soviet Post-Soviet Moldova Georgia Azerbaijan Citizenship

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxim Tabachnik
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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