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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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Business Culture in Putin's Russia

Business Culture in Putin's Russia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By John Kennedy
September 29, 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...

The Donbas Conflict in Ukraine Elites, Protest, and Partition

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Governing the Soviet Union's National Republics The Second Secretaries of the Communist Party

Governing the Soviet Union's National Republics: The Second Secretaries of the Communist Party

1st Edition

By Saulius Grybkauskas
November 30, 2020

Second Secretary of the Central Committee of a Soviet republic does not sound a very important position, but as this book shows it was an extremely important role, one that helped hold the Soviet Union together and helped to keep it going for so long. The key was that Second Secretaries were both ...

From German Königsberg to Soviet Kaliningrad Appropriating Place and Constructing Identity

From German Königsberg to Soviet Kaliningrad: Appropriating Place and Constructing Identity

1st Edition

By Jamie Freeman
November 11, 2020

This book explores how the Soviet Union, after capturing and annexing the German East Prussian city of Königsberg in 1945 and renaming it Kaliningrad, worked to transform the city into a model of Soviet modernity. It examines how the Soviets expelled all the remaining German people, repopulated the...

The Making of Kropotkin's Anarchist Thought Disease, Degeneration, Health and the Bio-political Dimension

The Making of Kropotkin's Anarchist Thought: Disease, Degeneration, Health and the Bio-political Dimension

1st Edition

By Richard Morgan
October 09, 2020

This book argues that the Russian thinker Petr Kropotkin’s anarchism was a bio-political revolutionary project. It shows how Kropotkin drew on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European and Russian bio-social-medical scientific thought to the extent that ideas about health, sickness, ...

The Russian State and Russian Energy Companies, 1992–2018

The Russian State and Russian Energy Companies, 1992–2018

1st Edition

By Ingerid M. Opdahl
June 30, 2020

The Russian State and Russian Energy Companies analyses the development of relations between the state and five major energy companies, and how this shaped Russia’s foreign policy in the post-Soviet region. The book argues that the development of Russia’s political economy mattered for foreign ...

Oil and the Economy of Russia From the Late-Tsarist to the Post-Soviet Period

Oil and the Economy of Russia: From the Late-Tsarist to the Post-Soviet Period

1st Edition

By Nat Moser
December 12, 2019

This book examines the development of the Russian economy from tsarist times to the present through the lens of the oil industry. It considers the role of the state, business-state relations, foreign participation, enterprise performance and technology. Besides providing much rich detail on the ...

Political Catholicism and Euroscepticism The Deviant Case of Poland in Comparative Perspective

Political Catholicism and Euroscepticism: The Deviant Case of Poland in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Bartosz Napieralski
December 12, 2019

This book explores the phenomena of both Political Catholicism and the growth of Euroscepticism across Eastern and Western Europe. It focuses in particular on Political Catholicism in Poland, but sets this in its wider European context. It examines the nature of Political Catholicism as a political...

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