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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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The Political Economy of Hungarian Authoritarian Populism Capitalists without the Right Kind of Capital

The Political Economy of Hungarian Authoritarian Populism: Capitalists without the Right Kind of Capital

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Samuel Rogers
August 22, 2024

This book emphasises the importance of state-business relations and external capital for structuring and strengthening authoritarian populism in Hungary. It argues these capitalist relations are crucial to understanding the economic aspects of this ideology, which has developed in the country since...

Modern Russian Cinema as a Battleground in Russia's Information War

Modern Russian Cinema as a Battleground in Russia's Information War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Alexander Rojavin, Helen Haft
August 01, 2024

This book explores how modern Russian cinema is part of the international information war that has unfolded across a variety of battlefields, including social media, online news, and television. It outlines how Russian cinema has been instrumentalized, both by Kremlin allies and its detractors, to ...

The Russian Revolution of 1917 - Memory and Legacy

The Russian Revolution of 1917 - Memory and Legacy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Carol S. Leonard, Daniel Orlovsky, Jurej Petrov
July 30, 2024

The way in which the Russian Revolution of October 1917 is regarded and commemorated has changed considerably over time, and is a contentious subject, well demonstrated by the absence of any official commemoration in Russia in 2017, a huge contrast to the very large celebrations which took place in...

Russia's Regional Museums Representing and Misrepresenting Knowledge about Nature, History and Society

Russia's Regional Museums: Representing and Misrepresenting Knowledge about Nature, History and Society

1st Edition

By Sofia Gavrilova
May 27, 2024

This book presents the results of extensive research into the very interesting phenomenon of local museums—kraevedschskyi museums—in Russia’s regions. It outlines how numerous such museums are, how long they have existed, what they display, and how this has changed, or not, from Soviet times up to ...

Putinism – Post-Soviet Russian Regime Ideology

Putinism – Post-Soviet Russian Regime Ideology

1st Edition

By Mikhail Suslov
February 23, 2024

A key question for the contemporary world: What is Putin’s ideology? This book analyses this ideology, which it terms “Putinism”. It examines a range of factors that feed into the ideology – conservative thought in Russia from the nineteenth century onwards, Russian and Soviet history and their ...

Conservatism and Memory Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

Conservatism and Memory Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Katalin Miklóssy, Markku Kangaspuro
September 25, 2023

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

Edited By Li Bennich-Björkman, Saulius Grybkauskas
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World Recursive Nationhood

Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World: Recursive Nationhood

1st Edition

By Stephen Hutchings
September 25, 2023

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

By Ben Phillips
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Religious Life in the Late Soviet Union From Survival to Revival (1960s-1980s)

Religious Life in the Late Soviet Union: From Survival to Revival (1960s-1980s)

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Martin, Nadezhda Beliakova
August 18, 2023

This book presents the first large overview of late Soviet religiosity across several confessions and Soviet republics, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Based on a broad range of new sources on the daily life of religious communities, including material from regional archives and oral history, it shows...

Business Culture in Putin's Russia

Business Culture in Putin's Russia

1st Edition

By John Kennedy
May 31, 2023

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

By Daria Platonova
May 31, 2023

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 ...

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