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BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies


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This series is published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies). The series comprises original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies in humanities and social science subjects.

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Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World Recursive Nationhood

Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World: Recursive Nationhood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephen Hutchings
January 31, 2022

This book presents a new perspective on how Russia projects itself to the world. Distancing itself from familiar, agency-driven International Relations accounts that focus on what ‘the Kremlin’ is up to and why, it argues for the need to pay attention to deeper, trans-state processes over which the...

Siberian Exile and the Invention of Revolutionary Russia, 1825–1917 Exiles, Émigrés and the International Reception of Russian Radicalism

Siberian Exile and the Invention of Revolutionary Russia, 1825–1917: Exiles, Émigrés and the International Reception of Russian Radicalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ben Phillips
December 31, 2021

Over the course of the nineteenth century Siberia developed a fearsome reputation as a place of exile, often imagined as a vast penal colony and seen as a symbol of the iniquities of autocratic and totalitarian Tsarist rule. This book examines how Siberia’s reputation came about and discusses the ...

Conservatism and Memory Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

Conservatism and Memory Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Katalin Miklóssy, Markku Kangaspuro
December 14, 2021

This book discusses the diverse practices and discourses of memory politics in Russia and Eastern Europe. It argues that currently prevailing conservativism has a long tradition, which continued even in Communist times, and is different to conservatism in the West, which can accommodate other ...

Moscow and the Non-Russian Republics in the Soviet Union Nomenklatura, Intelligentsia and Centre-Periphery Relations

Moscow and the Non-Russian Republics in the Soviet Union: Nomenklatura, Intelligentsia and Centre-Periphery Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Li Bennich-Björkman, Saulius Grybkauskas
December 14, 2021

This book examines what came to determine the local power and character of the Communist party-state at the level of the national non-Russian republics. It discusses how, although the Soviet Union looked centralised and monolithic to outsiders, local party-states formed their own fiefdoms and had ...

Business Culture in Putin's Russia

Business Culture in Putin's Russia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By John Kennedy
November 11, 2021

This book examines how Russia’s entrepreneurs operate in a business environment beset with risk and uncertainty. The challenges they may encounter include an unreliable judicial system, insecure property rights, arbitrary interference from officials, as well as corruption, harassment, suspicion and...

Ideology and Social Protests in Eastern Europe Beyond the Transition's Liberal Consensus

Ideology and Social Protests in Eastern Europe: Beyond the Transition's Liberal Consensus

1st Edition

By Veronika Stoyanova
September 30, 2021

This book argues that the recent political mobilizations in Eastern Europe have been underpinned by a class struggle between a more conservative and a more radical line of contention. The latter line, the book contends, is designed by and for subaltern groups whose anti-systemic programme calls for...

Inside the East European Planned Economy State Planning, Factory and Manager

Inside the East European Planned Economy: State Planning, Factory and Manager

1st Edition

By Voicu Ion Sucala
September 30, 2021

This book puts forward a new perspective on the planned economies of communist Eastern Europe, demonstrating in detail how economic practice in such countries was shaped by the interplay among planners, managers and Party apparatchiks. Based on extensive original research, including interviews with...

The Donbas Conflict in Ukraine Elites, Protest, and Partition

The Donbas Conflict in Ukraine: Elites, Protest, and Partition

1st Edition

By Daria Platonova
September 28, 2021

This book examines why, when the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014, fighting broke out in the Donets’k region, whereas it did not in Kharkiv city, despite the city, like the Donets’k region, being geographically proximate to Russia and similar in ethnic and linguistic make up. Based on ...

Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe Power, Institutions and Mobile Actors in Transnational Space

Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: Power, Institutions and Mobile Actors in Transnational Space

1st Edition

Edited By Rano Turaeva, Rustamjon Urinboyev
May 27, 2021

This book explores the daily survival strategies of people within the context of failed states, flourishing informal economies, legal uncertainty, increased mobility, and globalization, where many people, who are forced by the circumstances to be innovative and transnational, have found their ...

Translating Great Russian Literature The Penguin Russian Classics

Translating Great Russian Literature: The Penguin Russian Classics

1st Edition

By Cathy McAteer
January 04, 2021

Launched in 1950, Penguin’s Russian Classics quickly progressed to include translations of many great works of Russian literature and the series came to be regarded by readers, both academic and general, as the de facto provider of classic Russian literature in English translation, the legacy of ...

Building Communism and Policing Deviance in the Soviet Union Residential Childcare, 1958–91

Building Communism and Policing Deviance in the Soviet Union: Residential Childcare, 1958–91

1st Edition

By Mirjam Galley
December 31, 2020

This book examines, through a detailed study of Soviet residential childcare homes and boarding schools, the much wider issues of Soviet policies towards deviance, social norms, repression, and social control. It reveals how through targeting children whose parents could not or did not take care of...

Putin's Fascists Russkii Obraz and the Politics of Managed Nationalism in Russia

Putin's Fascists: Russkii Obraz and the Politics of Managed Nationalism in Russia

1st Edition

By Robert Horvath
December 24, 2020

This book examines the relationship between the Putin regime and Russkii Obraz, a neo-nazi organization that became a major force on Russia's radical nationalist scene in 2008-10. It shows how Russkii Obraz’s rise was boosted by the regime’s policy of ‘managed nationalism,’ which mobilised radical ...

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