Identity and Integration of Russian Speakers in the Baltic States: A Framework for Analysis

  title={Identity and Integration of Russian Speakers in the Baltic States: A Framework for Analysis},
  author={Ammon Cheskin},
  pages={72 - 93}
  • A. Cheskin
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Sociology
  • Ethnopolitics
Abstract Following a review of current scholarship on identity and integration patterns of Russian speakers in the Baltic states, this article proposes an analytical framework to help understand current trends. Rogers Brubaker's widely employed triadic nexus is expanded to demonstrate why a form of Russian-speaking identity has been emerging, but has failed to become fully consolidated, and why significant integration has occurred structurally but not identificationally. By enumerating the… 

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