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Joe Ruffell

Profile summary

Professional biography

Joe is based in the Politics and International Studies department researching a project on Albanian communism entitled ‘Why isolation? Party organisation, ideology, and the foreign policy of communist Albania’

Supervisors: Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Professor Jamie Gaskarth.

Research interests

Joe's research interests include formal organisations, dictatorship, political rhetoric, Stalinism, international politics, Albania, and the North Caucasus. His theoretical interests relate to theories of social differentiation, organisation and communication pioneered by the social theorists Niklas Luhmann, Dirk Baecker, and Gregory Bateson, Historical Sociology, and to theories of inter-state interaction.