Paul Goode


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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 willing to work with students interested in Russian or post-Soviet politics, particularly those working on topics related to nationalism or authoritarianism. Students must have language proficiency 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 2004 2019

Russia’s Ministry of Ambivalence: The Failure of Civic Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Russia

Goode, J., 5 Feb 2019, In : Post-Soviet Affairs. 35, 2, p. 140-160 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

state formation

Everyday Patriotism and Ethnicity in Today’s Russia

Goode, J., 31 Jan 2018, Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–2017. Blakkisrud, H. & Kolsto, P. (eds.). Edinburgh, U. K.: Edinburgh University Press, p. 258-281

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Humming Along: Public and Private Patriotism in Putin's Russia

Goode, J., 19 Oct 2017, Everyday Nationhood: Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism. Skey, M. & Antonsich, M. (eds.). Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 121-146

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Everyday Patriotism and Putin's Foreign Policy

Goode, J., 6 Feb 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

foreign policy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Eyes wide shut: democratic reversals, scientific closure, and the study of politics in Eurasia

Goode, J. P., 28 Nov 2016, In : Social Science Quarterly. 97, 4, p. 876-893

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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