Dr. Karen Dawisha

Professor and Director, Havighurst Center for Russion and Post-Soviet Studies
Karen Dawisha

PHONE: 513-529-3383
OFFICE: 114 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: dawishkl@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D. (Econ) London School of Economics
  • B.A. University of Lancaster, England, in Politics and Russian, with Honors

Selected Publications

  • “Is Russia’s Foreign Policy that of a Corporatist-Kleptocratic Regime?” Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 4, October-December 2011.

  • “Soviet Studies, National Security and the Production of ‘Useful’ Knowledge,” Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2010, pp. 1158-1163.

  • “Political Learning in Early Postcommunist Elections,” East European Politics and Societies, co-authored with Stephen Deets, November 2006

  • “Communism as a Lived System of Ideas in Contemporary Russia,” East European Politics and Societies, Summer2005

  • “The Question of Questions: Was the Soviet Union Worth Saving” Slavic Review, Fall 2004

  • “How to Build a Democratic Iraq,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2003

  • “Electocracies and the Hobbesian Fishbowl of Postcommunist Politics,” East European Politics and Societies, March 1999

  • The Consolidation of Democracy in East Central Europe. Cambridge University Press, 1997

  • Politics, Power and the Struggle for Democracy in South-East Europe. Cambridge University Press, 1997

  • Conflict, Cleavage and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Cambridge University Press, 1997

  • Democratic Changes and Authoritarian Reactions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Cambridge University Press, 1997

  • The International Dimension of Post Communist Transitions in Russia and the New States of Eurasia, M.E. Sharpe, 1997

  • The End of Empire? The Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective, M.E. Sharpe, coedited with Bruce Parrott, 1996

  • Making of Foreign Policy in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. M.E. Sharpe, coedited with Adeed Dawisha, 1995

  • Russia and the New States of Eurasia: The Politics of Upheaval. Cambridge University Press, coauthored with Bruce Parrott, 1994

  • “U.S.-Soviet Relations,” Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. Congress, 1990

  • Eastern Europe, Gorbachev and Reform: The Great Challenge.Cambridge University Press,1989, 2nd ed., 1990

  • “US-Soviet Relations,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. Congress, 1988

  • The Kremlin and the Prague Spring. California University Press, 1984

  • “The U.S.S.R. and the Middle East: Superpower in Eclipse?” Foreign Affairs, Winter 1982/83

  • The Soviet Union in the Middle East: Politics and Perspectives. Holmes and Meier for the Royal Institute for International Affairs, 1982

  • Soviet East-European Dilemmas: Coercion, Competition, and Consent Holmes and Meier for the Royal Institute for International Affairs, 1981

  • Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and Its Consequences for British Policy. Fifth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, House of Commons Session 1979-80 (responsible, as specialist adviser on Soviet policy, for drafting the report), 267 pp.

  • Soviet Foreign Policy Toward Egypt. Macmillan, 1979

Work in Progress

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