Chapter 12. Case Study – Ramzan Kadyrov in Chechnya: Authoritarian Leadership in the Caucasus

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. John Russell

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch12

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Russell, J. (2010) Case Study – Ramzan Kadyrov in Chechnya: Authoritarian Leadership in the Caucasus, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • Ramzan Kadyrov in Chechnya - authoritarian leadership in Caucasus;
  • Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Chechnya - merging ‘needs’ of countrymen with his and others ‘greed’;
  • Ramzan, first and last ‘King of Chechnya’ - remembered for authoritarian rule;
  • elements of creed exploited by Kadyrov in Chechnya;
  • notion of Chechen ‘nation’, demanding rights of ‘nationhood’ - relatively modern concept;
  • war of four conflicts - Russo-Chechen war, ‘counterterrorist operation’;
  • Russia, modern state - emphasis on use of ‘hard’ military strategies in asymmetric battle;
  • Kadyrov in Chechnya - attracting into kadyrovtsy large numbers of armed Chechens;
  • Chechenization promises to deliver the Chechens - ridding their territory of Russian ‘occupation’;
  • no repeat in Russia of terror attacks - of such scale as Budennovsk, Dubrovka or Beslan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Strong Men in High Places

  • The Need, Greed (and Creed) Matrix

  • A War of Four Conflicts

  • The Battle for Minds and Hearts

  • Aims and Strategies

  • Kadyrov's Violent Politics

  • Conclusion

  • References