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J. Paul Goode

McMillan Chair in Russian Studies and Associate Professor

Degrees:PhD (University of Oxford), MA (University of Wisconsin-Madison), MPhil (University of Oxford), BA (University of Texas-Austin)

J. Paul Goode is an Associate Professor and McMillan Chair of Russian Studies at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. His current research broadly focuses on nationalism and authoritarianism in Russia and the former Soviet states.

Professor Goode is Editor-in-Chief of Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Associate Editor of Nationalities Papers. He also serves on the editorial boards for Russian Politics and Social Science Quarterly and the advisory board for Nations and Nationalism. He is a longstanding member of the Program Committee and the advisory board for the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Previously he served as Convenor of the Research Group on Nationalism, Populism, and Radicalism at the University of Bath and was founding Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism and Coordinator for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He also served on the international advisory board for the Department Development Partnership Program of European University at St. Petersburg.

Current Research Projects

  • Everyday nationalism and pandemic politics
  • Artificial intelligence, autocracy, and identity
  • Banal nationalism and autocratization

Selected Recent Books related to European and Russian Studies:

J. Paul Goode. The Decline of Regionalism in Putin’s Russia: Boundary Issues. Routledge, 2011.

Selected Recent Articles and Book Chapters Relating to European and Russian Studies:

Guest Edited Special Issues

“Everyday Nationalism in World Politics,” Nationalities Papers 48, no. 6 (2020).

“Observing Autocracies from the Ground Floor.” Social Science Quarterly 97, no. 4 (2016).

“New Frontiers in the Comparative Study of Ethnic Politics and Nationalism.” Social Science Quarterly 96, no. 3 (2015).

Selected Articles

J. Paul Goode. “Becoming Banal: Incentivizing and Monopolizing the Nation in Post-Soviet Russia.” Ethnic and Racial Studies (forthcoming).

J. Paul Goode, David R. Stroup, and Elizaveta Gaufman. “Everyday Nationalism in Unsettled Times: In Search of Normality during Pandemic.” Nationalities Papers (forthcoming).

Marlene Laruelle, Mikhail Alexseev, Cynthia Buckley, Ralph S. Clem, J. Paul Goode, Ivan Gomza, Henry E. Hale, et al. “Pandemic Politics in Eurasia: Roadmap for a New Research Subfield.” Problems of Post-Communism (forthcoming).

J. Paul Goode. “Patriotism without Patriots? Perm΄-36 and Patriotic Legitimation in Russia.” Slavic Review 79, no. 2 (2020): 390–411.

J. Paul Goode. “Russia’s Ministry of Ambivalence: The Failure of Civic Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Russia.” Post-Soviet Affairs 35, no. 2 (2019): 140–60.

J. Paul Goode. “Love for the Motherland (or Why Cheese Is More Patriotic than Crimea).” Russian Politics 1, no. 4 (2016): 418–49.

J. Paul Goode and David R. Stroup. “Everyday Nationalism: Constructivism for the Masses.” Social Science Quarterly 96, no. 3 (2015): 717–39.

Ariel I. Ahram and J. Paul Goode. “Researching Authoritarianism in the Discipline of Democracy.” Social Science Quarterly 97, no. 4 (2016): 834–49.

J. Paul Goode. “Eyes Wide Shut: Democratic Reversals, Scientific Closure, and the Study of Politics in Eurasia.” Social Science Quarterly 97, no. 4 (2016): 876–93.

J. Paul Goode. “Legitimacy and Identity in Russia’s Gubernatorial Elections.” Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 3, no. 1 (2014): 59–82.

J. Paul Goode. “Nationalism in Quiet Times: Ideational Power and Post-Soviet Electoral Authoritarianism.” Problems of Post-Communism 59, no. 3 (2012): 6–16.

J. Paul Goode. “Redefining Russia: Hybrid Regimes, Fieldwork, and Russian Politics.” Perspectives on Politics 8, no. 4 (2010): 1055–75.

J. Paul Goode. “The Puzzle of Putin’s Gubernatorial Appointments.” Europe-Asia Studies 59, no. 3 (2007): 365–99.

J. Paul Goode. “The Push for Regional Enlargement in Putin’s Russia.” Post-Soviet Affairs 20, no. 3 (2004): 219–57.

Selected Chapters in Edited Books

J. Paul Goode. “Everyday Patriotism and Ethnicity in Today’s Russia.” In Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–2017, edited by Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud, 258–81. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2018.

J. Paul Goode. “Humming Along: Public and Private Patriotism in Putin’s Russia.” In Everyday Nationhood: Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism, edited by Michael Skey and Marco Antonsich, 121–46. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

J. Paul Goode. “Vladimir Putin.” In The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, edited by Joel Krieger, 2:292–96. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

J. Paul Goode. “The Rise and Fall of Regionalism in Russia.” The Territories of the Russian Federation 2011, 3–16. New York: Routledge, 2011.

J. Paul Goode. “Russia’s Gubernatorial Elections: A Postmortem.” Institutions, Ideas and Leadership in Russian Politics, 43–66. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

J. Paul Goode. “The Evolution of the Gubernatorial System in Post-Soviet Russia.” The Territories of the Russian Federation 2009, 3–16. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Selected Press and Professional Publication

“Russia and Digital Surveillance in the Wake of COVID-19.” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, May 4, 2020.

“Russia’s 2018 Presidential Election: Did Uncompetitive Elections Make Putin a Lame Duck?” IPR Blog, April 4, 2018.

“Управление Патриотизмом: Как Власть «помогает» Россиянам Понять Мир.” РБК, August 16, 2016.

“Everyday Patriotism and Putin’s Foreign Policy.” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, July 12, 2016.

“России Брексит Не Поможет.” ИноСМИ.Ru, June 30, 2016.

“Russia’s Leaders Are Happy about Brexit, but It Won’t Help the Regime Much at Home.” The Monkey Cage, June 29, 2016.

“How New Is Putin’s ‘Atmosphere of Hate’?” The Monkey Cage, April 3, 2015.

“The Question to Ask about Boris Nemtsov’s Murder Is Not Who but Why?” The Monkey Cage, March 3, 2015.