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Research interests

My current research examines how nationalism provides legitimacy and support for authoritarian regimes. While most studies of authoritarianism focus on ruling elites and how they maintain power, I am more interested in the ways they secure popular legitimacy. Using a combination of in-depth interviews and focus groups with a wide range of Russian citizens, I examine the ways that the state’s patriotic ideology is perceived and manipulated in daily social interaction. There is a vast difference between state patriotism and the ways that ordinary Russians imagine and act upon patriotism. Contrary to survey research that finds a vast patriotic majority in support of Vladimir Putin, my research reveals that many people privately dissent but similarly perceive the rest of the country as loyally patriotic.  Beyond the Russian case, my work on ‘everyday nationalism’ as concept and approach aims to tap into powerful social dimensions of citizenship and migration, populism and legitimacy, peace and conflict, and religion and belonging.  

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interesting in working with students interested in Russian or post-Soviet politics, particularly those working on topics related to nationalism or authoritarianism. Students should have language proficiency for working with primary sources and be committed to conducting fieldwork.

Education/Academic qualification

Politics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

1 Sep 200020 May 2005

Political Science, Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1 Sep 199731 Dec 1999

Russian and East European Studies, Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford

1 Sep 199530 Jun 1997

Plan II, Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas

1 Sep 199031 May 1995

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Research Output

Becoming Banal: Regime Legitimation and Contention in Russia

Goode, P., 12 Jun 2018.

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The Practice of Everyday Patriotism

Goode, P., 7 Apr 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Beyond Patronage: Perm-36 and Patriotic Legitimation in Russia

Goode, P., 9 Nov 2017, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Patriotism without Patronage, or Patriotism without Patriots? Perm-36 and Ideational Power in Post-Soviet Russia

Goode, P., 22 Jun 2017, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper