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Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series


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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.

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Russia's Food Revolution: The Transformation of the Food System

Russia's Food Revolution: The Transformation of the Food System

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen K. Wegren
September 22, 2020

This book analyses 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...

New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe

New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe

1st Edition

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 ...

Russia's Regional Identities: The Power of the Provinces

Russia's Regional Identities: The Power of the Provinces

1st Edition

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...

Czech Democracy in the New Millennium

Czech Democracy in the New Millennium

1st Edition

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...

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia

1st Edition

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...

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema: Styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema: Styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR

1st Edition

Birgit Beumers, Eugenie Zvonkine
December 12, 2019

This book, based on extensive original research, examines how far the collapse of the Soviet Union represented a threshold that initiated change or whether there are continuities which gradually reshaped cinema in the new Russia. The book considers a wide range of films and film-makers and explores...

Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist

Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist

1st Edition

Lena Jonson, Andrei Erofeev
December 12, 2019

This book explores how artistic strategies of resistance have survived under the conservative-authoritarian regime which has been in place in Russia since 2012. It discusses the conditions under which artists work as the state spells out a new state cultural policy, aesthetics change and the state...

Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods

Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods

1st Edition

Marina Rojavin, Tim Harte
December 12, 2019

This book illuminates and explores the representation of women in Soviet cinema from the late 1950s, through the 1960s, and into the 1970s, a period when Soviet culture shifted away, to varying degrees, from the well-established conventions of socialist realism. Covering films about working...

Reforming the Russian Industrial Workplace: International Management Standards meet the Soviet Legacy

Reforming the Russian Industrial Workplace: International Management Standards meet the Soviet Legacy

1st Edition

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...

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

1st Edition

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...

Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

1st Edition

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...

De Facto States in Eurasia

De Facto States in Eurasia

1st Edition

Tomáš Hoch, Vincenc Kopeček
July 19, 2019

This book explores the phenomenon of de facto states in Eurasia: states such as Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. It examines how they are formed, what sustains them, and how their differing development trajectories have unfolded. It argues that most of these de...

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