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.
Media and Masculinities in Contemporary Russia Constructing Non-heteronormativity
Regional Leadership in Post-Soviet Eurasia The Strategies of Russia, China, and the European Union
Innovation and Modernisation in Contemporary Russia Science Towns, Technology Parks and Very Limited Success
Stalin’s Early Cold War Foreign Policy Southern Neighbours in the Shadow of Moscow, 1945-1947
By Andis Kudors
November 24, 2023
This book explores Russia’s relations with Latvia, arguing that Latvia, with a higher proportion of Russian speakers than other Baltic states, is especially vulnerable to Russia’s “sharp power”. The book highlights how authoritarian and totalitarian regimes are unable to exercise soft power based ...
By Olga Andreevskikh
August 18, 2023
Based on extensive original research, this book examines the extent to which media in Russia upholds the Russian government’s stance on sexuality. It considers the Russian government’s policies designed to uphold "traditional sexuality", reveals the strategies of resistance used by Russian media ...
By Robert Chenciner, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov
July 25, 2023
Dagestan: History, Ethnography, Identity provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of Dagestan, a strategically important republic of the Russian Federation which borders Chechnya, Georgia and Azerbaijan, and its people. It outlines Dagestan’s rich and complicated history, from 5th c ACE ...
By Timofei Bordachev
May 31, 2023
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...
By J. L. Black
May 31, 2023
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 Irina Busygina, Svetlana Krivokhizh
May 22, 2023
This book explores power in international relations, in a world characterized by the growing competition of major powers for smaller nations. Focusing on the major powers and smaller countries of Eurasia, it argues that power in international relations is different from coercion and is rather a ...
By Stefan Hedlund
April 28, 2023
Why did Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine come as such a surprise to the West? This is a key question considered by this reflective and wide-ranging book. The book argues that Russia and the West were playing different games: while Russia under Putin had become obsessed with using hard power to ...
By Marina Rojavin, Tim Harte
January 09, 2023
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
September 26, 2022
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 Imogen Sophie Kristin Wade
July 29, 2022
This book examines how technological modernisation and innovation policies have been implemented in Russia from the Soviet era to the present day. It discusses how since about 2000 the Russian state has attempted to address the country’s excessive dependence on natural resources by implementing an ...
By Jamil Hasanli
July 14, 2022
Immediately after the Allied WW2 victory in Europe, claims were made by the Soviet Union over the eastern regions of Turkey, to secure direct control over the Bosporus, Dardanelles, and Turkish Straits. The detailed study of the international components of these events, featuring the veiled ...
By Agnieszka Legucka, Robert Kupiecki
July 05, 2022
This book examines the ways in which Russia and Belarus use disinformation, "weaponised" historical narratives, and the politics of memory for domestic and foreign policy purposes, utilising these factors to justify aggressive foreign policy in defensive terms and, domestically, for legitimating ...