Ritically assess how far Soviet federalism and nationalities policy resolved the nationalities question between 1917 and 1991?
essay should be 1500 words long (word limit
excludes footnotes and bibliography,which
must be appended). The qualities looked for will be: breadth of reading and use of
academic sources, awareness of the context of the topic, quality and clarity of argument, links
with the wider issues involved and appropriate referencing.
For the synoptic essay, when answering the question you should aim to demonstrate your
breath of understanding of the functioning and contradictions of the Soviet system and the
main academic debates.
Richard Sakwa, (1998), Soviet Politics in Perspective
, 2nd ed., Routledge, chapter 15
Connor, W. (1992), i??Soviet Policies Toward the Non-Russian Peoples in Theoretic and Historical Perspectivei?? in Motyl. A (ed), The Post-Soviet Nations: Perspectives on the Demise of the USSR, NY: Columbia University Press, pp.30-49*
Smith, G. (ed) (1996), The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States, L: Longman, ch.1*.
Zaslavsky, V. i??Success and collapse: traditional Soviet nationality policyi??, in Bremmer, I and Taras, R. (eds)(1993) Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States, Cambridge: CUP, Ch.2*
Smith, J. (2013), Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR , CUP, esp. chs.3-5, 9-10
You should aim to locate other relevant sources
using databases like IBSS and Academic Search Complete