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Post-Soviet Politics: Post-Soviet Politics


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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.

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Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space New Tools and Approaches

Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space New Tools and Approaches

1st Edition

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...

Militant Right-Wing Extremism in Putin’s Russia Legacies, Forms and Threats

Militant Right-Wing Extremism in Putin’s Russia Legacies, Forms and Threats

1st Edition

Miroslav Mareš, Martin Laryš, Jan Holzer
October 25, 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...

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

1st Edition

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 ...

Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine

Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine

1st Edition

Felix Jaitner, Tina Olteanu, Tobias Spöri
June 08, 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 ...

The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine A Historical Perspective

The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine A Historical Perspective

1st Edition

Gregory Simons, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Erik Vlaeminck
November 09, 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 ...

Russian Foreign Policy in Eurasia National Interests and Regional Integration

Russian Foreign Policy in Eurasia National Interests and Regional Integration

1st Edition

Lilia Arakelyan
September 15, 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 ...

Russia–EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood Coercion vs. Authority

Russia–EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood Coercion vs. Authority

1st Edition

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 ...

Hegemony, International Political Economy and Post-Communist Russia

Hegemony, International Political Economy and Post-Communist Russia

1st Edition

Owen Worth
April 07, 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 ...

The Central Government of Russia From Gorbachev to Putin

The Central Government of Russia From Gorbachev to Putin

1st Edition

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 ...

Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union

Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union

1st Edition

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...

Taming Nationalism? Political Community Building in the Post-Soviet Baltic States

Taming Nationalism? Political Community Building in the Post-Soviet Baltic States

1st Edition

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 ...

Religion and Identity in Modern Russia The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam

Religion and Identity in Modern Russia The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam

1st Edition

Marietta Stepaniants, Juliet Johnson
November 11, 2016

Focusing on the roles of Russian Orthodoxy and Islam in constituting, challenging and changing national and ethnic identities in Russia, this study takes Tsarist and Soviet legacies into account, paying special attention to the evolution of the relationship between religious teachings and political...

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