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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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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

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Robert Horvath
December 30, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Politicising the Communist Past The Politics of Truth Revelation in Post-Communist Poland

Politicising the Communist Past The Politics of Truth Revelation in Post-Communist Poland

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Aleks Szczerbiak
January 07, 2020

Poland is a particularly interesting case of truth revelation and transitional justice in a post-communist country. This is because of the radical change of trajectory in its approach to dealing with the communist past, and the profound effect this had on Polish politics. The approach moved from '...

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

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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

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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...

Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide

Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide

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Matthias Neumann, Andy Willimott
December 12, 2019

The Russian Revolution of 1917 has often been presented as a complete break with the past, with everything which had gone before swept away, and all aspects of politics, economy, and society reformed and made new. Recently, however, historians have increasingly come to question this view, ...

Russia's Economy in an Epoch of Turbulence Crises and Lessons

Russia's Economy in an Epoch of Turbulence Crises and Lessons

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Vladimir Mau
December 12, 2019

Over the course of the last thirty years post-communist Russia has either been struggling with crises, discussing the lessons learned from past crises, or attempting to trace the contours of future crises. Based on the author’s own experiences and his research over this long period, this book ...

Russian Environmental Politics State, Industry and Policymaking

Russian Environmental Politics State, Industry and Policymaking

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Ellie Martus
December 12, 2019

Protecting the environment is a key issue for Russia, with its vast wilderness areas and its economy’s reliance on extractive industries, which have the potential to cause massive pollution. This book explores how policymaking works in Russia, focusing on the important field of environmental policy...

Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

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Paweł Surowiec, Václav Štětka
December 12, 2019

Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central ...

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