The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian and East European Studies.
Europe, Russia and the Liberal World Order International Relations after the Cold War
Soviet Films of the 1970s and Early 1980s Conformity and Non-Conformity Amidst Stagnation Decay
Czech Democracy in the New Millennium
Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia
By J L Black
September 24, 2021
This book presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of Russia and how Russia is likely to develop in the immediate future. Not always sticking to the mainstream narrative, it covers political events including Putin’s constitutional reforms of January 2020 and their likely consequences, ...
By Timofei Bordachev
August 20, 2021
This book analyses Russia-Europe/EU relations by exploring their practical essence and conceptualizing them in terms of the main categories of international relations research. It argues that the liberal world order, established in Cold War days, whereby international relations are underpinned by a...
Edited By Marina Rojavin, Tim Harte
May 31, 2021
This book explores a new character archetype that permeated Soviet film during what became known as the era of Stagnation, a stark period of loneliness, disappointment, and individual despair. This new type of character was neither negative nor positive, but nevertheless systematically undermined ...
By Alicja Curanović
March 05, 2021
This book explores how far messianism, the conviction that Russia has a special historical destiny, is present in, and affects, Russian foreign policy. Based on extensive original research, including analysis of public statements, policy documents and opinion polls, the book argues that a sense of ...
By Stephen K. Wegren
September 22, 2020
This book analyzes the food revolution that has occurred in Russia since the late 1980s, documenting the transformation in systems of production, supply, distribution, and consumption. It examines the dominant actors in the food system; explores how the state regulates food; considers changes in ...
Edited By Katharina Bluhm, Mihai Varga
June 30, 2020
This book explores the emergence, and in Poland, Hungary, and Russia the coming to power, of politicians and political parties rejecting the consensus around market reforms, democratization, and rule of law that has characterized moves toward an "open society" from the 1990s. It discusses ...
Edited By Edith W. Clowes, Gisela Erbslöh, Ani Kokobobo
May 12, 2020
Contemporary Russia is often viewed as a centralised regime based in Moscow, with dependent provinces, made subservient by Putin’s policies limiting regional autonomy. This book, however, demonstrates that beyond this largely political view, by looking at Russia’s regions more in cultural and ...
By Andrew L. Roberts
May 06, 2020
This book assesses the quality of Czech democracy relative to both its postcommunist peers and older EU members. Motivated by the authoritarian tendencies and illiberal outcomes in the postcommunist region, it explores the extent to which the Czech Republic is genuinely an outlier within the region...
By W. John Morgan, Irina N. Trofimova, Grigori A. Kliucharev
April 28, 2020
Civil Society, Social Change and a New Popular Education in Russia is a detailed account of contemporary issues that draws upon recent survey research conducted by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as from secondary published work in both Russian and English. The book...
Edited By Birgit Beumers, Alexander Etkind, Olga Gurova, Sanna Turoma
December 12, 2019
Alongside the Arab Spring, the 'Occupy' anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011–12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia’s case spearheaded by ...
Edited By Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris, Emilia Pawłusz, Oleksandra Seliverstova
December 12, 2019
This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane ...
By Elena Shulzhenko
December 12, 2019
Based on extensive original research, this book explores how far the Soviet pattern of industrial workplace organisation, characterised by a high level of management discretion, authoritarian control and the use of punitive methods on the shop-floor, has been replaced by internationally ...