An ethnopolitical conflict in Russia's Republic of Mari El in the 2000s: The study of ethnic politics under the authoritarian turn




The paper presents an analysis of the political confrontation between the new ruling group and the political opposition in the Republic of Mari El, which began in the early 2000s and subsequently erupted into an open ethnopolitical conflict. Based on some theoretical perspectives on conflict and diversity management, the paper analyzes the structural characteristics and the dynamics of the conflict in Mari El. The analysis reveals that authoritarian tendencies in the republic largely contributed to the eruption of the conflict and predetermined the choice of methods of conflict management.




How to Cite

Zamyatin, Konstantin. 2016. “An Ethnopolitical Conflict in Russia’s Republic of Mari El in the 2000s: The Study of Ethnic Politics under the Authoritarian Turn”. Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2016 (63):214–253.