Carnegie Mellon University

Analyzing Putin's Regime and the "New Kremlinology" 

with Dr. Alexander Baturo

Friday, February 10, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Zoom Lecture- Regis
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Join us for a lecture with Dr. Alexander Baturo, Associate Professor of Government at Dublin City University, that will focus on Vladimir Putin's regime and discuss how Putin acquired personal power (personalization) throughout his rule. Dr. Baturo dives into these ideas in his book, The New Kremlinology: Understanding Regime Personalization in Russia (2021) and will share an analysis on this during our lecture as well as discuss relevant issues regarding Putin's regime and regional politics. Dr. Baturo is an expert on comparative democratization, the politics of authoritarian regimes, and post-Soviet politics. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. 

Alexander Baturo is an Associate Professor of Government at Dublin City University, Ireland. His research is focused on comparative democratization, the politics of authoritarian regimes, and post-Soviet politics. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. He has published Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits (University of Michigan Press) in 2014, which won the Political Science Association of Ireland’s Brian Farrell book prize in 2015; The Politics of Presidential Term Limits (Oxford University Press) in 2019, and The New Kremlinology: Understanding Regime Personalization in Russia
(Oxford University Press) in 2021. Alexander’s work has been cited, inter alia, in the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Tages Anzeiger. He held visiting fellowships at the University of Leiden, Essex University, the Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania and the Australian National University. Prior to his academic career he worked for Freedom House.