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Introduction

  • Kjetil DuvoldEmail author
  • Sten Berglund
  • Joakim Ekman
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Abstract

The first section of the ‘Introduction’ is devoted to the Soviet legacy of the Baltic states. The Soviet occupation was harsh, involving a radical transformation of political, economic and cultural life. Even today, staggering numbers of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians can report a family history of deportations, imprisonment and executions. The second section outlines the drastic demographic shift to the detriment of the majority populations, which accompanied the flow of migrant workers from Russia and other Soviet republics into the region. The chief focus of this book is on political culture, and the third section provides a snapshot of the theoretical frameworks underpinning the book, before the rest of the chapters are introduced, together with the survey data applied in the text; two of them initiated and undertaken by the book authors in 2014 and 2015.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalarna UniversityFalunSweden
  2. 2.Örebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  3. 3.Södertörn UniversityStockholmSweden

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