Professor Rodins is a lecturer of Comparative Politics
at the University of Latvia. His research work has focused
on political culture and participation; national identity,
ethnic conflicts and national integration; political elite
in the Russian Federation; and comparative methodology.
Currently he is working on "Political Elites in Russia,
Ukraina, Byelorussia and the Baltic States."
Professor Rodins received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Moscow
Institute of Sociology. He received a NATO Research Fellowship
in 1993 to participate in a project on "Political action
in Baltic States during the transition towards democracy."
Theories of Political Elites. Riga, University of
Latvia, 2003. (In press.)
Introduction to Comparative Politics. Riga, LV. Zvaigzne,
2000. (In Latvian.)
Introduction to Politics. Riga, Zvaigzne ABC, 2000.
"National Identity and the Ways for Democratic Integration
of Latvian Society." University of Oslo, 1997.