Vestnik – Issue 11, Summer 2012

Vestnik was launched by SRAS in 2004 as one of the world’s first online academic journals focused on showcasing student research. We welcome and invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject related to the broad geographic area outlined above is accepted. If you have written solid research eligible for publication according to the guidelines listed here, please submit it.

In this, its eleventh issue, Vestnik brings you a wide range of articles on diverse subjects. Two articles focus on economic issues. The Varieties of Capitalism Dichotomy (and Beyond) in Post-Communist States analyzes the economic models adopted by post-Soviet states. How Does Income Affect Suicide Rates? gives a fascinating examination of how income levels correspond to suicide rates in Russia.

Two other articles are more political in nature. United Russia: A House Divided looks at the history of United Russia, Russia’s ruling party, as well as its current place in Russian politics, and the future challenges it stands to face. “Against All”: Protest Voting in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan takes a statistical look at voting patterns in the recent Kyrgyz elections.

Lastly, A Sovereign Surge, Not a Soviet Resurgence: The Mutualism of Eurasian Reintegration takes a wide look at look at the economics, politics, and international implications for the Eurasian Economic Union and other efforts made at Eurasian integration.

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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2012-06-26 – How Does Income Affect Suicide Rates?

2012-06-26 – United Russia: A House Divided

2012-06-26 – “Against All”: Protest Voting in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

2012-06-26 – A Sovereign Surge, Not a Soviet Resurgence: The Mutualism of Eurasian Reintegration

2012-06-19 – The Varieties of Capitalism Dichotomy (and Beyond) in Post-Communist States

About the Author

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad and Challenge Grant scholarship writing programs.