Ms Dinara Pisareva

Ms Dinara Pisareva

Position: PhD Student
School and/or Centres: School of Politics & International Relations


Location: HA 1190


2016 - Master of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland 2014 – Bachelor of International Relations with Honours, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan.

Thesis topics

External Authoritarian Promotion: The Case of Russia in Its Neighborhood Brief description: Over the past decade, world has witnessed a major ‘democratic rollback’ and consolidation of authoritarianism in several regions of the world which raises urgent questions about factors hindering democratisation. This project will make an original contribution to the growing debate on external factors in authoritarian promotion. It will explore Russia’s role as an anti-democratic actor in its immediate neighbourhood.  The main research question is to what extent does Vladimir Putin’s Russia act as an anti-democratic force in the former Soviet Union (FSU) by countering democratic developments and providing support for authoritarian actors.   Thesis Supervisor:   Dr. Svitlana Chernykh

Dinara's reasearch intersts include: post-communist politics democratization Russian foreign policy colour revolutions Central Asia

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