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Graham Edward Smith (deceased): Curriculum Vitae

Graham Edward Smith (deceased): Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth & Nationality:

21st January 1953; British.

Education, Degrees and other qualifications:

1965-69: Wallace Hall Academy, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1969-71: Dumfries College of Technology
1971-75: University of Strathclyde: BA (Geography)
1975-78: University of Glasgow, Institute of Russian and East European Studies, Ph.D (Latvian nationalism)
1989: M.A. Cambridge University

Languages:

  • Russian (part of B.A. degree): excellent comprehension and good speaking skills;
  • Latvian: good comprehension and speaking skills;
  • German: good comprehension and speaking skills;
  • Lithuanian: basic comprehension.

Career history and other appointments:

1978-79: Research Associate, Institute of Russian and East European Studies, University of Glasgow. (Project: The Social and Economic Development of the Soviet Baltic Republics, Financed by Stiftungen Volkswagen)
1978: Visiting Research Associate, University of Toronto
1979-80: Temporary Lecturer in Geography, CCAT.
1981ff: Lecturer in Geography, University of Cambridge;
1981ff: Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge;
1983-84: Director of Studies in Geography, Pembroke College, Cambridge
1983-84: Director of Studies in Geography, New Hall, Cambridge
1984-92: Director of Studies in Geography, Clare College
1985-86: Director of Studies in Geography, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
1985-86;1990-94: Tutor, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1985ff: Director of Studies in Geography, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1986ff: Member of the Committee for Russian, East European and Soviet Studies at Cambridge University (CAMCREES)
1987-91: Advisory Panel, Soviet environmental policies and Practices, Institute of Soviet and East European Studies, University of Glasgow
1988: Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.
1990ff: St. Petersburg /Leningrad University Exchange Selection Committee, Cambridge University
1990ff: Manager of the A.J. Presland (Languages)Fund, Cambridge University
1990: Visiting Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Politics and Law, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn.
1992: Visiting Professor, Institute of Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
1992-93: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
1994ff: Director, The Post-Soviet States Research Programme, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
1994-96: Chair of Geographical Tripos, Part 1A
1989-91: Committee for Cambridge University Careers Service Syndicate

Publications

(A) Books

  1. Planned Development in the Socialist World (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 1989), 116pp. hb & pb.
  2. The Nationalities Question in the Soviet Union, editor, (Longman, London and New York, 1990). 389pp. hb & pb.
  3. The Baltic States. The National Self-Determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania , editor, (The Macmillan Press, London and St. Martin's Press, New York, 1994), hb (1994) and pb (1996). 214pp.
  4. Human Geography. Society, Space and Social Science, jointly edited with Derek Gregory and Ron Martin, (The Macmillan Press, London and University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota, 1994). 294pp. hb and pb. (also Portugese language edition, Rio De Janerio, 1996).
  5. Federalism. The Multi-Ethnic Challenge, editor, (Longman, London and New York, 1995), 314pp. hb and pb.
  6. The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States, editor, (Longman, London and New York, 1996 ), 524pp. hb and pb.
  7. Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Borderlands . The Politics of National Identities, co-authored, with Vivien Law, Andrew Wilson, Annette Bohr (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998). 293pp. hb and pb. [lead co-author]
  8. The Post-Soviet States. Mapping the Politics of Transition (Edward Arnold: London, in press, 1998), 360pp. hb and pb

(B). Articles and chapters in books

  1. 'The impact of modernisation on the Latvian Soviet Republic', Co-Existence. An International Journal 16 (1979) 45-64.
  2. 'Political geography and the theoretical study of the East European Nation', Indian Journal of Political Science 40:2 (1979) 59-83.
  3. 'The social and geographic structure of the population of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1918-40', Acta Baltica 19/20 (1979/80) 118-181.
  4. 'The need for a new Soviet population policy', Geography 66:2 (1981) 124-28.
  5. 'Political geography' (with Richard Muir), Teaching Politics 10:3 (1981) 304-23.
  6. 'The Baltic peoples', in Archie Brown, et al (eds), The encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1981).
  7. 'The nationalities problem in the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania', Acta Baltica 21 (1982) 143-77.
  8. 'Rethinking Soviet population policy', Area 15:2 (1983) 137-143.
  9. 'Political geography, politics and the state', Social Sciences Research Journal 8:1/2 (1983) 1-27.
  10. 'Einige Hinweise zur Geographischen Lag', in Eric Boettcher and Alec Nove (eds), Die Soziale und Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung der Baltischen Nationen (Westfalische Wilhelms Universität, Münster, 1984).
  11. 'Die Demographische struktur und Ihre Veränderungen Zwischen 1918-40', in Eric Boettcher and Alec Nove (eds), Die Soziale und Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung der Baltischen Nationen (Wesfalische Wilhems Universität, Münster, 1984).
  12. 'Das Problem der Erhaltung der nationalen identität', in Eric Boettcher and Alec Nove (eds) Die soziale und Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung der Baltsichen Nationen (Westfalische Wilhelms Universistät, Munster, 1984).
  13. 'Political geography', in R L Robins (ed.), Introducing political science. Themes and concepts in studying politics (Longman, London, 1985) 216-47.
  14. 'Ethnic nationalism in the Soviet Union: territory, cleavage and control Environment and Planning C. Government and Policy 3:1 (1985) 49-73.
  15. 'Nationalism, regionalism and the state', Environment and Planning C. Government and Policy 3:1 (1985) 3-9.
  16. 'Communism', Consociationalism', 'Geopolitics', 'Imperialism', 'Nation', 'Nationalism', 'Regionalism', 'Socialism', 'Territoriality', in Ron Johnston, Derek Gregory and David Smith (eds), The Dictionary of Human Geography, 2nd edition, (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1986) 60-61, 68, 216-17, 311, 312-14, 400-01, 439-40, 482-83.
  17. 'Ethnoregional societies, developed socialism and the Soviet ethnic intelligentsia', in Ron Johnston, David Knight and Eleanor Kofman (eds), Nationalism, Self-determination and Political Geography (Croom Helm, London, 1988) 166-88.
  18. Contributions to The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, in A. Bullock, O. Stollybrass & S. Trombley, 2nd edition,(Fontana, London, 1988) 358 and 850
  19. 'Privilege and place in Soviet society', in Derek Gregory and Rex Walford (eds), Horizons in Human Geography (Macmillan, London, 1989) 320-40.
  20. 'Gorbachev's greatest challenge: perestroika and the national question', Political Geography Quarterly 18:1 (1989) 7-20.
  21. 'Administering ethnoregional stability: The Soviet state and the nationalities question', in Colin Williams and Eleanor Kofman (eds), Community Conflict, Partition and Nationalism (Routledge, London, 1989) 224-51.
  22. 'The Soviet Union', in Peter Taylor (ed.) World Government (Oxford University Press, New York) 1990) 160-169.
  23. 'The Soviet federation: from corporatist to crisis politics', in Michael Chisholm and David Smith (eds) Shared Space: Divided Space. Essays in conflict and territorial organisation (Unwin Hyman, London, 1990) 84-105.
  24. 'The Latvians', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Nationalities Question in the Soviet Union (Longman, London and New York, 1990) 54-71.
  25. 'Nationalities Policy from Lenin to Gorbachev', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Nationalities Question in the Soviet Union (Longman, London and New York, 1990) 1-20.
  26. 'Back to the future: perestroika and the restructuring of the Soviet economy', Geography 75:3 (1990) 271-73.
  27. 'The state, nationalism and the nationalities question in the Soviet republics', in Catharine Merridale and Chris Ward (eds), Perestroika. The Historical Perspective (Edward Arnold, London, 1991) 202-16.
  28. 'The Soviet Union: a confederal treaty?', Oxford Analytica (March,1991) 8-9.
  29. 'The post-independent Latvian state', Oxford Analytica (September,1991) 13-15.
  30. 'Soviet endgames. Nationalities and the End of the Soviet Union', Politics Review 1:4 (1992) 19-22.
  31. 'Ends, geopolitics and transitions', in Ron Johnston (ed.), The Challenge for Geography. Changing World, Changing Discipline (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1993) 76-99.
  32. 'Northern Eurasia: The shock of capitalism', in Stuart Corbridge (ed.), The World Economy (Oxford University Press, New York, 1993) 160-169.
  33. 'Eastern Europe: From Marx to the Market', in Stuart Corbridge (ed.) The World Economy (Oxford University Press, New York, 1993) 152-59.
  34. 'Nations and National Self-Determination', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Baltic States. The National Self-Determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Macmillan, London, 1994) 1-12.
  35. 'The Resurgence of Nationalism', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Baltic States. The National Self-determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Macmillan, London, 1994) 121-43.
  36. 'Statehood, Ethnic Relations and Citizenship' (with Aadne Aasland and Richard Mole), in Graham Smith (ed.), The Baltic States. The National Self-Determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Macmillan, London, 1994) 181-205.
  37. 'Human geography, social change and social science' (with Derek Gregory and Ron Martin), in D. Gregory, R. Martin and G. Smith (eds), Human Geography. Society, Space and Social Science (Macmillan, London, 1994) 1-18.
  38. 'Political theory and human geography', in Derek Gregory, Ron Martin and Graham Smith (eds), Human Geography. Society, Space and Social Science (Macmillan, London, 1994) 54-77.
  39. 'Central planning', 'collective', 'communism', 'consociationalism', 'geopolitics', 'geopolitik', 'heartland', 'imperialism', 'nation', 'nation-state', 'nationalism', 'regionalism', 'socialism'. In Ron Johnston, Derek Gregory and David Smith (eds), The Dictionary of Human Geography, (3rd edition, Basil Blackwell, London, 1994) 59;72;80;88;228-230;231;243;274-75;404-05;405-407;517;568-70.
  40. 'The Baltic peoples', in Archie Brown, Michael Kaser and Gordon Smith (eds), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994).
  41. 'Ethnic Relations in the New States', in Denis Shaw (ed.) The Post-Soviet Republics (Longman, London, 1995) 34-45.
  42. 'Mapping the Federal Condition: Ideology, Political Practice and Social Justice', in Graham Smith (ed.) Federalism. The Multiethnic Challenge (Longman: London, 1995 ) 1-28.
  43. 'Federation, defederation and refederation. From the Soviet Union to Russian Statehood', in Graham Smith (ed.) Federalism. The Multiethnic Challenge (Longman:London, 1995) 170-201.
  44. 'Ghettoisation and the Holocaust: Budapest 1944'.(with Tim Cole), Journal of Historical Geography 21:3 (1995) 300-318.
  45. 'The ethno-politics of federation without federalism', in David Lane (ed.), Russia in Transition. Politics, Privatisation and Inequality (Longman, London, 1995) 31-52.
  46. 'Whither Russian federalism? The centre, ethnoregionalism and transition', Antropologia 9 (March, 1995) 81-102.
  47. 'The Nationalities Question in the Soviet Union', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States (Longman, London, 1996) 2-22.
  48. 'Latvia and the Latvians', in Graham Smith (ed.), The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States (Longman, London, 1996) 147-169.
  49. 'Moldova and the Moldovans' (with Jonathan Eyal), in Graham Smith (ed.), The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States (London, Longman, 1996) 223-244.
  50. 'When Nations Challenge and Nations Rule: Estonia and Latvia as Ethnic Democracies', International Politics 33:1 (1996) 25-41.
  51. 'Russia, ethnoregionalism and the politics of federation', Ethnic and Racial Studies 19:2 (1996) 391-410.
  52. 'The Ethnic Democracy Thesis and the Citizenship Question in Estonia and Latvia', Nationalities Papers 24:2 (1996) 57-93.
  53. 'Federalising Russia: The reconstitution of centre-local relations', in Helge Blakkisrud (ed.), Centre and periphery in Russian Politics (NUPI, Oslo, 1997) 41-63.
  54. 'The Russian Diaspora: Identity, Citizenship and Homeland', in Michael Bradshaw (ed.), Geography and Transition in the Post-Soviet Republics (London, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1997) 73-88.
  55. 'Rethinking the Post-Soviet Russian Diaspora: The Potential for Political Mobilisation in Eastern Ukraine and North-East Estonia' (with Andrew Wilson), Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies) 49:5 (1997) 845-864.
  56. 'Russia's Politics of Multicultural Recognition', Peace Review, A Transnational Quarterly 10:2 (1998) 165-72.
  57. 'Russia, Multiculturalism and Federal Justice', Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies) 50:8 (1998)
  58. 'Instrumentalisation de la diaspora' (with A.Wilson), Problemes politiques et sociaux 809 9 September, 19980 44-46.
  59. 'Sustainable federalism, democratistation and distributive justice', in Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds), Multicultural Citizenship. Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999).
  60. 'Homelands recodified: Postcolonialism, the Post-Soviet states and the Russian diapsora', in Derek Gregory and Dan Clayton (eds), Colonialism, Postcolonialism and the Production of Space (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1999).
  61. 'Balkanisation', 'central planning', 'collective', 'communism', 'consociationalism', 'democracy', 'ethnic cleansing' ,''ethnic democracy', 'geopolitics', 'geopolitik', 'heartland', 'nation', 'nation-state', 'nationalism', 'post-soviet states', 'regionalism', 'socialism', in Ron Johnston, Derek Gregory, Geraldine Pratt, David Smith and Michael Watts, (eds) The Dictionary of Human Geography (4th edition, Basil Blackwell, London, 1999).
  62. 'Transnational politics and the politics of the Russian Diaspora', Ethnic and Racial Studies 22:3 (1999)

(C). Reports and Working Papers

(Arising mainly out of the Institute of Peace Studies Project, Washington DC, 1992-94)

  1. The Baltic States. From Colonialism to Post-Colonialism, Working Paper No. 1, 1993 (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 21pp.
  2. with A. Aasland, Ethnic Relations in the Baltic States, Working Paper No 2, 1993, (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 17 pp.
  3. The Nationalist challenge. Ethnoregional movements in the Baltic States. Working Paper No.3, 1993 (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 25pp.
  4. with R Mole, Estonia's transition to independence: ethno-political perspectives, Working Paper, No. 4, 1993, (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 19 pp.
  5. with R. Mole, Lithuania's transition to independence: ethno-political perspectives, Working Paper, No 5, 1993 (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 24 pp.
  6. with R. Mole, The citizenship debates in the Baltic States, Working Paper No. 6, 1993 (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 21pp.
  7. with A. Aasland and R. Mole, The Russian minorities in the Baltic States: Results of a Survey of Ethnic Attitudes in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Working Paper ,No. 7, 1993, (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 91pp.
  8. with A. Aasland and R. Mole, Statehood, ethnic relations and citizenship in the Baltic States, Working Paper, No. 9, 1993, (Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), 33 pp.
  9. Nationality and Citizenship in the Baltic States. Report to the Institute of Peace Studies, Washington DC (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 1994 ), 274pp.
  10. The Russians in Estonia and Latvia: Diaspora or Stranded Minority? The Baltic States. Conference Proceedings and Report of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Faculty of Political Science, University of Oslo (Instittutt for statsvitenskap og Uternriksdepartment, Oslo, 1998), pp. 42-51

Research Interests

  1. Nationalism, ethnoregional politics and political theory. The theory and practice of conflict management as it affects deeply-divided ethnic polities. Normative political theory , multiculturalism and distributive justice.
  2. The politics of nation- and state-building in the Post-Soviet states; regional and separatist movements in the borderland states, especially the Russian diaspora;
  3. Ethnic politics and and the politics of citizenship in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  4. Local, regional and federal politics in Russia. The politics of the new regional political elites. Russian federal politics and comparative federal theory.
  5. The Holocaust city: ghettoisation and the politics of the Jewish ghetto in eastern-central Europe during World War 11.

Recently awarded research grants

1987-88 The Leverhulme Trust, for research into 'The political writings of Friedrich Ratzel' (£3,500)
1988-89 The British Academy, for research into 'The new popular movements in the Soviet Baltic republics' (£4,000)
1990-91 Nuffield Foundation, for research into 'Nationality and Citizenship in the Soviet Baltic Republics' (£3,000)
1992-93 The Leverhulme Trust, research fellowship and grant, for research into 'Ethnic citizenship in the post independent Baltic States' (£11,500)
1992-94 Institute for Peace Studies, Washington DC, for research into 'Citizenship and the Russian communities in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania' (£40,000)
1992-93 Scandinavian Studies Fund, University of Cambridge, for research into 'The Baltic States and Scandinavian models of social democracy' (£1,100)
1993-98 Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Two research fellowship appointments (one senior,the other junior), connected to The College's Post Soviet States Research Programme (to value of £185,000), plus £6000 primer money to set up computing and office facilities for the Programme.
1994 Economic and Social Science Research Council, to complete research project on 'The Holocaust and ghettoisation policy in Budapest and other Hungarian cities, March - November, 1944', (£2,500).
1994-98 The Leverhulme Trust (with A Wilson) for research into 'Regional separatist and autonomist movements in the Post-Soviet states' (£102,000)
1995-96 The Scandinavian Studies Fund and The Brita Mortensen Fund, University of Cambridge, for research into 'Scandinavian models of ethnic pluralism and minority rights in Estonia' ((£1,200).
1999-2002 Economic and Social Science Research Council (with J. Painter), 'Regional governance and citizenship in the EU: catalonia, Scotland, S.Poland and NE Estonia' (£125,000).
1999-2000 The Leverhulme Trust, 'The Russian diaspora in the post-soviet borderlands: Kazakstan, Ukraine and Estonia' (£37,000).

Public service, consultancy and other

1989- 93: Consultant and contributor, Oxford Analytica
1995ff: Editorial Board of the journal , Space and Polity
1995ff: British Foreign and Comminwealth Office: Advisory, including briefing HM Ambassador Elect to Latvia
1997ff: Editorial Board of the journal , National Identities
1988ff: BBC1 and BBC2 Programmes, including documentaries on Russia and Eastern Europe.
1998: Advisory on the Baltic States, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Referee for the following grant awarding bodies: Economic and Social Science Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, The Nuffield Foundation.