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Edward W. Walker
Edward W. Walker is Executive Director of the Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies and Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walker’s research has focused on the relationship between beliefs and institutions in the Soviet Union and its successor states, and more broadly on the influence of normative ideas and mythologies on institutional change. He is the author of Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union (2003), as well as articles on Islam and Islamism in post-Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus.