Edward W. Walker is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), emphasizes the role of the institutions and the mythologies of Soviet federalism and nationality policy in the breakup of the Soviet Union. He is the editor of a posthumous volume of writings by Mark Saroyan, Minorities, Mullahs, and Modernity: Reshaping Community in the Former Soviet Union (1997), and he has written and taught on problems of Soviet and post-Soviet ethno-politics and ethnic conflict; problems of federalism, secession, and nationalism; religion and the state; the Chechen conflict; Islamist movements in the successor states, and geopolitics in post-Soviet space.
Research Expertise and Interest
comparative politics, Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Caucasus, Soviet, post-Soviet