The last decade has seen rapid and fundamental change in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Although there has been considerable academic comment on these changes over the years, detailed empirical and theoretical research on the transformation of the post-Soviet space is only just beginning to appear as new paradigms are developed to explain change. Post-Soviet Politics is a series focusing on the politics of change in the states of the former USSR. The series publishes original work that blends theoretical development with empirical research on post-Soviet politics. The series includes work that progresses comparative analysis of post-Soviet politics, as well as case study research on political change in individual post-Soviet states. The series features original research monographs, thematically strong edited collections and specialized texts. Uniquely, this series brings together the complete spectrum of work on post-Soviet politics, providing a voice for academics world wide.
Russia and EU in the New World Disorder Revisiting Sovereignty and Balance of Power in the study of Russian Foreign Policy
Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine
Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union
By Aziz Elmuradov
November 04, 2022
This book makes an original contribution to Russia-EU literature by analysing constructions and trans-formations of the Russian ‘self’ in relation to the European ‘other’. It provides an orientation towards understanding Russian foreign policy discourse under Putin and offers a thorough analysis of...
By Rico Isaacs, Abel Polese
July 25, 2019
Nation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth...
By Miroslav Mareš, Martin Laryš, Jan Holzer
November 15, 2018
Militancy continues to be characteristic of many supporters of the Russian far right, encompassing a belligerent rhetoric, a strong perception of participants as political warriors and often the use of physical violence. How serious a threat does Russian militant right-wing extremism pose to Russia...
By Gerhard Besier, Katarzyna Stoklosa
August 14, 2018
Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing ...
By Felix Jaitner, Tina Olteanu, Tobias Spöri
June 04, 2018
The breakup of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new states and territorial conflicts of different levels of intensity. Scrutinising the post‐Soviet period, this volume offers explanations for both the frequency and the intensity of crises in the region. This book argues that the societies ...
By Gregory Simons, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Erik Vlaeminck
November 10, 2017
Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between the end of the cold war and the crisis of 2014, the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production, plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large-scale poverty ...
By Lilia Arakelyan
September 14, 2017
How has Russia increased its strength and power over the last 15 years? By what means did the Kremlin bring Armenia back into its orbit? Why did Azerbaijan and Georgia try to avoid antagonizing Moscow? Can we conclude that Russia has restored its sphere of influence in Eurasia? Employing a ...
By Irina Busygina
July 27, 2017
Examining Russia–EU relations in terms of the forms and types of power tools they use, this book argues that the deteriorating relations between Russia and the EU lie in the deep differences in their preferences for the international status quo. These different approaches, combined with economic ...
By Owen Worth
April 28, 2005
This illuminating book explores the neo-Gramscian school of international political economy and their conceptualization of global hegemony, and furthers these by looking at how the often fragmented society of post-Communist Russia can provide insight into the nature and workings of neo-liberal ...
By Iulia Shevchenko
May 16, 2017
Placing the development of the Soviet and Russian central governments in theoretical context, this work breaks new ground in the study of contemporary Russian politics. Iulia Shevchenko's creative treatment of the principal-agent model offers fresh insight into the institutional origins of change ...
By Jonathan Wheatley
February 27, 2017
Jonathan Wheatley examines the tortuous process of regime change in Georgia from the first pro-independence protests of 1988 to the aftermath of the so-called Rose Revolution in 2004. It is set within a comparative framework that includes other transition countries, particularly those in the former...
By Dovile Budryte
August 09, 2005
Revisiting the process of political community building in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, this book analyzes the roles that international actors have played in these processes and assesses the unintended consequences of this involvement. The study differs from other works on ethnic minorities and ...