14th Edition

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2014

ISBN 9781857437010
Published December 11, 2013 by Routledge
812 Pages

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Book Description

Europa's comprehensive survey of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

New for 2014:

  • a new essay on opposition movements in Russia, discussing the associations of the prominent anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalnyi with both liberalism and nationalism
  • analysis of recent political developments in Russia at both the federal and regional level
  • a detailed discussion of the period of political power-sharing in Georgia between President Mikheil Saakashvili and the Government of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
  • expanded directory coverage of the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria, and of the autonomous territories of Crimea, Gagauz-Yeri and Naxçıvan
  • brand new essays providing expert analysis of the recent political history of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

General Survey

Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance, including: the politics of energy in the Caspian Sea region; the economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; poverty and social welfare; the politics of the South Caucasus, and the politics of water in Central Asia.

Country Surveys

Chapters on each country, containing:

  • essays on its recent history and economy, and a chronology of events
  • an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators
  • a comprehensive directory of the most significant political, commercial and cultural institutions
  • a bibliography of books concerned with the country's history, politics and economy

Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

  • biographical information on more than 150 leading political figures in the region

Regional Information

  • a directory of major international organizations and research institutes concerned with the region
  • select bibliographies of books and periodicals

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Survey.  Opposition Movements in Contemporary Russia. The Economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Politics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region. Politics of the South Caucasus. Politics of Water in Post-Soviet Central Asia. Poverty and Social Welfare in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. The Rise and Fall of Regionalism in Russia. Appendix: The Religions of the Region. Part 2: Country Surveys.  Armenia. Azerbaijan. Belarus. Georgia. Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan. Moldova. The Russian Federation. Tajikistan. Turkmenistan. Ukraine. Uzbekistan.  Part 3: Who's Who of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.  Part 4: Regional Information.  Regional Organizations. Research Institutes. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Bibliography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations.

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"... an important new guide to the region."
– Reference Reviews