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Andrei Tarasov

Andrei Tarasov

School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy)


Andrei Tarasov is a PhD candidate and an academic tutor at the School of International Studies (University of Trento, Italy). He has a BA with honours in International Relations from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and an MA in International Security from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. He has been a research assistant at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (Moscow) and has worked as an intern for Moscow City Government at the Department for External Economic and International Relations. He has published on separatism and nationalism in Europe with an emphasis on Catalonia and the Basque Country in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals.

Background and education

  • (2019) Master in International Security, Institut Barcelona d' Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
  • (2018) Bachelor in Law, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • (2017) Bachelor in International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics


Research interests

  • Separatism
  • Nationalism
  • Regional parties
  • National identity

Selected publications

  • Tarasov, Andrei.2020.What Leads to Secessionism? Explaining the Rise of Independence Claims in Catalonia.2010–2012 IN Materials of the International Youth Scientific Forum "LOMONOSOV-2020",ISBN 978-5-317-06417-4
  • Belous, Yulia; Tarasov, Andrei

    2020.Factors of Centrifugal Political Tendencies In Spain: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis.Higher School of Economics Research Paper,WP BRP 36/IR/2020Link
  • Tarasov, Andrei.2018.Political and Legal Analysis of the Potential Secession of the Basque Country/ World politics in the XXI century: Logic of transformational changes.Moscow University Press,90 - 108Link