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Professor Ronald J Hill


Emeritus Fellow


Current status
  • Professor Hill retired as Professor of Comparative Government in September 2007, a position to which he was appointed in 1991
Research Interests
  • Russian, Soviet, East and Central European politics
Teaching Interests
  • Russian society and politics
  • East European politics
Previous Appointments and Distinctions
  • Junior Lecturer, Lecturer, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Senior Associate Member, St. Antony's College, Oxford (1979)
  • Visiting Fullbright Professor, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (1981-82)
  • Associate of Institute for Soviet and East European Studies, University of Glasgow (1988)
  • Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies
  • General Editor, Studies of Communism in Transition (Edward Elgar Publishers)
  • Style and Managing Editor, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics
  • Editor, Irish Slavonic Studies
  • General Editor, ICCEES Warsaw Congress Proceedings (Macmillan Publishing)
Editorial Boards
  • Russian Government and Law
  • Soviet Political Elites: The Case of Tiraspol (London: Martin Robertson and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977)
  • Soviet Politics, Political Science and Reform (Oxford: Martin Robertson and Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980)
  • The Soviet Communist Party (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1981; 3rd edn 1986; co-author)
  • The Soviet Union: Politics, Economics and Society (London: Pinter, 1985; 2nd edn. 1989)
  • Communist Politics Under the Knife: Surgery or Autopsy? (London: Pinter, 1990)
  • Gorbachev and Perestroika: Towards a New Socialism? (Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1990; co-editor)
  • Beyond Stalinism: Communist Political Evolution (London: Cass, 1992; editor)
  • Modern Irish Democracy: Essays in Honour of Basil Chubb (Blackrock: Irish Academic Press, 1993; co-editor)
  • Putin and Putinism (London: Routledge, 2009; co-editor)
Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews
  • More than 80 published articles and chapters on various aspects of politics


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Last updated: Oct 10 2014