David J Smith University Of Glasgow

David J Smith University Of Glasgow

Professor David Smith

Professor – Alex Nove Chair in Russian and East European Studies (Central and East European Studies)

telephone: 0141 5254
email: David.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Contemporary history, politics and international relations of the Baltic States
  • Nationalism and national identity in CEE and the Former Soviet Union
  • Regionalism in the Baltic Sea Area
  • International politics of the Former Soviet Union
  • International influences on processes of post-communist transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, with particular reference to issues of democratisation, minority rights and ethnic conflict regulation
  • Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia and Latvia


Undergraduate Teaching

  • Central and East European Studies Joint Honours Pr
  • Central and East European Studies Level 1
  • Central and East European Studies Level 2
  • Statehood, Nationality and Identity: The Baltic States since 1918

David J Smith University Of Glasgow

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Thematic Issues in Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Research Methods for Studying Russian and Central and Eastern Europe

Additional information

Able to comment for the media on:

  • Contemporary History, Politics and International Relations of the Baltic States
  • Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia and Latvia
  • Regionalism and Identity Politics in the Baltic Sea Area


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David J Smith University Of Glasgow


Smith, D. J. (2016) Estonia: a model for interwar Europe?Ethnopolitics, 15(1), pp. 89-104.(doi:10.1080/17449057.2015.1101841)

Smith, D. J. (2015) Across the lines: national self-determination in the Baltic between the Russian, German and Allied conceptions. Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis, 31, pp. 155-168.

Smith, D. J. (2015) Transethnic coalition-building: definitions, practices and possibilities. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 14(2), pp. 1-6.

Smith, D. J. (2014) The situation in Ukraine highlights the need for Estonia and Latvia to promote greater integration among their ethnic Russian populations. LSE EUROPP European Politics and Policy Blog,

Smith, D.J. (2013) Non-territorial autonomy and political community in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe.Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 12(1), pp. 27-55.

Smith, D. and Burch, S. (2012) Enacting identities in the EU-Russia borderland: an ethnography of place and public monuments. East European Politics and Societies, 26(2), pp. 400-424. (doi:10.1177/0888325411415403)

Smith, D. J. (2012) In Memoriam: John Hiden 1940–2012.Journal of Baltic Studies, 43(3), iii-iv.(doi:10.1080/01629778.2012.727605)

Smith, D.J. (2008) Woe from stones: commemoration, identity politics and Estonia’s ‘War of Monuments’. Journal of Baltic Studies, 39(4), pp. 419-430. (doi:10.1080/01629770802461191)

Smith, D.J. (2008) The revival of cultural autonomy in certain countries of eastern Europe: were lessons drawn from the inter-war period? [WORKING PAPER]. pp. 77-88.

Burch, S. and Smith, D.J. (2007) Empty spaces and the value of symbols: Estonia’s ‘war of monuments’ from another angle.Europe-Asia Studies, 59(6), pp. 913-936.(doi:10.1080/09668130701489139)

Hiden, J. and Smith, D.J. (2006) Looking beyond the nation state: a Baltic vision for national minorities between the wars.Journal of Contemporary History, 41(3), pp. 387-399.(doi:10.1177/0022009406064646)

Smith, D.J. (2003) ‘The Devil and the deep Blue Sea’: European integration, national identity and foreign policy in post-communist Estonia. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 19(3), pp. 156-177.(doi:10.1080/13523270300660022)

Smith, D.J. (2003) Minority rights, multiculturalism and EU enlargement: the case of Estonia. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 4(1), pp. 1-39.

Smith, D.J. (2002) Framing the national question in central and eastern Europe: a quadratic nexus? Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 2(1), pp. 3-16.(doi:10.1080/14718800208405119)

Smith, D.J. (2002) Narva region within the Estonian Republic: from autonomism to accommodation? Regional and Federal Studies, 12(2), pp. 89-110.