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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 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 ...

The Economics of Growth in Russia Overcoming the Poverty Trap

The Economics of Growth in Russia: Overcoming the Poverty Trap

1st Edition

By Ararat L. Osipian
May 17, 2023

This book presents theoretical and empirical investigation of economic growth in Russia. The sharp decline in the national production that Russia endured in the 1990s, linked directly to the exhausting and ill-planned transition from the planned economy to the market economy, resulted in Russia ...

Belarus in the Twenty-First Century Between Dictatorship and Democracy

Belarus in the Twenty-First Century: Between Dictatorship and Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Elena Korosteleva, Irina Petrova, Anastasiia Kudlenko
May 12, 2023

This book presents a comprehensive overview of current developments in Belarus. It explores how there has been an upswelling of popular support for the idea that Belarus must change. It highlights how the old regime, aiming to retain the Soviet legacy, reluctant to reform, presiding over worsening ...

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
August 01, 2022

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...

Translating Great Russian Literature The Penguin Russian Classics

Translating Great Russian Literature: The Penguin Russian Classics

1st Edition

By Cathy McAteer
August 01, 2022

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 ...

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
May 30, 2022

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...

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
May 30, 2022

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 ...

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
May 30, 2022

The Putin regime and its propagandists have long claimed to be fighting the heirs of Nazi Germany. From its crackdown on domestic dissent to its aggression on the international stage, the Kremlin has regularly smeared its adversaries as fascists and fascist collaborators. Russia's invasion of ...

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
April 29, 2022

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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