UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Licia Cianetti

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Supervisors: Dr Allan Sikk and Dr Seán Hanley

Email: l.cianetti@ucl.ac.uk

Present status: PhD candidate

Working title of thesis: Minorities and Power: The democratic representation of the Russian-speakers in Estonia and Latvia.

Research: My research deals with the political representation of Russian-speaking minorities in Latvia and Estonia. I investigate the minority’s substantive representation through the comparative analysis of specific policy-making processes at the state level and at the level of the two capital cities. My research contributes to the academic debate on ethnic politics and minority representation, proposing a focus on issues of power distribution and quality of democracy.