Selected Chapters

‘Nation-building and elections in an unrecognised state: the case of Abkhazia’, in Rico Isaacs and Abel Polese eds. Nation-Building and Identity in the post-Soviet Space: New tools and approaches (Routledge,  London and New York, 2016), pp. 206–225.

‘Elections without recognition: presidential and parliamentary contests in Abkhazia and Nagorny Karabakh’ in Laurence Broers, Alexander Iskandaryan and Sergey Minasyan (eds). The Unrecognised Politics of De Facto States in the Post-Soviet Space (Caucasus Institute, / International Association for the Study of the Caucasus / Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, 2015) pp. 86-116.

‘Elections and Political Communication’ in Mark O’Brien and Donnacha Ó Beacháin (eds.) Political Communication in Ireland, Liverpool University Press (2014) pp. 25-44.

‘The Role of the EU and the OSCE in Promoting Security and Cooperation in the South Caucasus and Moldova’ in Ayca Ergun and Hamlet Isaxanli (eds) Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU, Black Sea Region and the Southern Caucasus (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, IOS Press, 2013) pp. 42-57

‘’Rocking the vote’: new forms of youth organisations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union’, in Charles Walker and Svetlana Stephenson (eds), Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, London and New York, 2012)


“Faking It: Neo-Soviet Electoral Politics in Central Asia” in Ralph Jessen, Hedwig Richter (eds) Voting for Hitler and Stalin: Elections is Twentieth Century Dictatorships (Campus / Chicago University Press, 2011)

Roses and Tulips: Dynamics of Regime Change in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. Stephen White and David Lane (eds.) Rethinking the ‘Coloured Revolutions’ (Routledge, London and New York, 2010) pp. 199-228.

From Roses to Bullets: The rise and decline of post-Soviet colour revolutions. (with Abel Polese) in Totalitarianism and Transformation: Central and Eastern Europe between Socialist Legacy and Democratic Transformation (Totalitarismus und Transformation Defizite der Demokratiekonsolidierung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 2009), pp63-100.

“The Necessary Lie: Political Parties and Elections in Central Asia” in David Louis Dusseault (ed.) The Commonwealth of Independent States: Form and Substance (Kikimora/Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, 2007) pp. 269-298

“Transformation of Social Status: Ethnic Russians in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan” in Sarah Amsler, Balihar Sanghera and Tanya Yarkova (eds.) Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches (Peter Lang, Oxford and New York, 2007) pp. 111-134

“Kazakhization” and Language Policy in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan’ [in Russian] in Vitaly Merkushev (ed.) Political Science and State Power in Russia and the Newly Independent States (Eurasian Political Science Network/Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, 2005) pp. 68-84.

“Political Culture” in Vanessa Ruget (Ed.) A Political Science Reader for Central Asian Students (Civic Education Project, Bishkek, 2005), pp. 115-126.

“Authoritarian and Totalitarian Regimes” in Vanessa Ruget (Ed.) A Political Science Reader for Central Asian Students (Civic Education Project, Bishkek, 2005), pp. 41-54.

“Power without Passion: The Deradicalization of European Political Parties”. in Carol Harrington, Ayman Salem and Tamara Zurabishvili eds. After Communism: Critical Perspectives on Society and Sociology, (Peter Lang, Oxford and New York, 2004), pp. 141-154.