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Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

. Political actors in Russia have also seen threats to key interests in such developments as, for example, illegal immigration, unconstrained media, non-traditional religious groups, and far-right political movements. The process of securitisation is analysed across the key areas of Russia’s domestic politics in order to gain a deep understanding of factors driving policy formation in contemporary Russia. This is particularly pertinent since the rise of to power of Vladimir Putin in 2000. Putin has often been portrayed as bringing the approach of his former employers

in Securitising Russia
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

frequently described as ‘bogus’ or ‘illegal’, and linked with terrorism, violent crime or AIDS (Greenslade 2005). Support for far-right political parties, such as the British National Party, has risen in some parts of the country. Racism and violent racist attacks are more common in some dispersal locations outside London. Kenyan asylum seeker, Kamwaura Nygothi, documents her experiences in Middlesborough for example, where, she states, ‘Every moment for me is fear’ (Nygothi 2004). Muslim women (representing the overwhelming majority of women asylum seekers and refugees)3

in Refugee women in Britain and France
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

This section provides, in the style of a dictionary, details of the political careers of significant West European politicians, especially those who have been head of their country’s government or head of state.

in The politics today companion to West European Politics