Comparative Politics, post-Communist region
Professor Shevel's research and teaching focus on the post-Communist
region surrounding Russia and issues such as nation- and
state-building, the politics of citizenship and migration, memory
politics, and the influence of international institutions on
democratization. She is the author of
Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist
Europe (Cambridge 2011), which examines how the politics of national
identity and strategies of the UNHCR shape refugee admission
policies in the post-Communist region, leading countries to be more
or less receptive to refugees. The book received the 2012 American
Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) book prize. At present,
Professor Shevel is working on a new book project - comparative
study of the sources of citizenship policies in new post-Communist
states. Articles based on this project were published in
Comparative Politics in 2009, and in Post-Soviet Affairs
in 2012. Oxana Shevel's research has also appeared in the East
European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, Slavic Review,
Political Science Quarterly, Nationality Papers, and in edited
Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe, (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
"The Politics of Citizenship Policy in Post-Soviet Russia," Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 1 (January-March 2012), pp. 111-147.
"The politics of memory in a divided society: a comparison of post-Franco Spain and post-Soviet Ukraine." Slavic Review, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Spring 2011): 137-164.
"Russian nation-building from Yeltsin to Medvedev: ethnic, civic, or purposefully ambiguous?" Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 63, No. 1 (March 2011): 179-202.
"The post-Communist diaspora laws: Beyond the "good civic vs. bad ethnic" nationalism dichotomy." East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (February 2010): 159-187.
"The Politics of Citizenship Policy in New States." Comparative Politics, Vol. 41, No. 3 (April 2009): 273-291
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