Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

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The Routledge Europe-Asia Studies Series focuses on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former ‘communist bloc’ of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. As well as providing contemporary analyses it explores the economic, political and social transformation of these countries and the changing character of their relationships with the rest of Europe and Asia.

  • Authoritarian Powers: Russia and China Compared book cover

    Authoritarian Powers

    Russia and China Compared

    Edited by Stephen White, Ian Mcallister, Neil Munro

    The statistics detailing the socioeconomic growth of Russia and China are impressive. On some projections, China will be the world’s largest economy by 2050, and Russia will be the sixth largest. Yet despite this impressive record of economic growth, a striking feature of both countries is the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
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  • Geoffrey Swain: Against the Grain book cover

    Geoffrey Swain

    Against the Grain

    Edited by Terry Cox

    Acclaimed historian, and retired Alec Nove Chair in Russian and East European History at the University of Glasgow, Geoffrey Swain, has written extensively on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe during the twentieth century, in particular on Russia during the Civil War; Latvia during the first…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15 
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  • Russian Modernisation: Structures and Agencies book cover

    Russian Modernisation

    Structures and Agencies

    Edited by Markku Kivinen, Terry Cox

    Russia’s post-Soviet modernisation is complex and subject to changing interpretations among Russian political leaders and observers of Russia. This has created serious problems for understanding Russia and the changes it is currently undergoing. With this in mind, a new Finnish Centre of Excellence…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
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  • The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe book cover

    The Ukraine Conflict

    Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe

    Edited by Derek Averre, Kataryna Wolczuk

    It is not hyperbole to suggest that the foundations of post-cold war security in Europe have been badly damaged by the conflict in Ukraine since 2014. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine appear to have created a ‘simmering’ conflict, which may take years to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
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  • The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Ramona Coman, Luca Tomini

    The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe brings together scholars specialising in the study of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the major issues in the democratic make-up of the EU’s new member states. The book covers the main dimensions of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • State against Civil Society: Contentious Politics and the Non-Systemic Opposition in Russia book cover

    State against Civil Society

    Contentious Politics and the Non-Systemic Opposition in Russia

    Edited by Cameron Ross

    Over the period December 2011-July 2013, a tidal wave of mass protests swept through the Russian capital and engulfed scores of cities and regions. These demonstrations came as a great shock to the Russian political establishment. After decades of passive acceptance of the status quo, it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Self-Determination after Kosovo book cover

    Self-Determination after Kosovo

    Edited by Annemarie Peen Rodt, Stefan Wolff

    Kosovo embodies a key moment in the international practice of dealing with secessionist self-determination conflicts. For the first time, outside of the colonial context, and excepting Bangladesh in 1971, an entity's declaration of independence has been widely, albeit not universally, recognised.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Elites and Identities in Post-Soviet Space book cover

    Elites and Identities in Post-Soviet Space

    Edited by David Lane

    The dissolution of the communist system led to the creation of new states and the formation of new concepts of citizenship in the post-Soviet states of Central and Eastern Europe. The formation of national identity also occurred in the context of the process of increasing economic and political…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans book cover

    EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

    Edited by Florian Bieber

    This volume examines how European institutions, the European Union in particular through its policy of conditionality, have shaped the post-conflict reconstruction of the Western Balkans. From state-building to democratization and environmental policies, this book explores whether and in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe book cover

    Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe

    Edited by Terry Cox

    This book presents a selection of recent research on the events and developments of 1989 in Eastern Europe. It offers a mix of detailed examinations of the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe, thoughtful and considered appraisals of developments, and ‘middle-range’ theoretical discussions of patterns…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
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  • Explaining Policy Change in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood book cover

    Explaining Policy Change in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood

    Edited by Julia Langbein, Tanja Borzel

    This edited volume discusses and challenges the conventional wisdoms dominating the scholarship on policy change in the EU's Eastern neighbourhood countries. Drawing upon new empirical evidence underpinning the contributions to this volume, the authors argue that compliance with, or convergence to,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Civil Society and Social Capital in Post-Communist Eastern Europe book cover

    Civil Society and Social Capital in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

    Edited by Terry Cox

    This book presents a selection of recent research on the general theme of civil society and social capital. In particular, it brings together in one volume a selection of articles that have helped to take the debate forward on the relation between social capital and democratisation and on the role…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • New Media in New Europe-Asia book cover

    New Media in New Europe-Asia

    Edited by Jeremy Morris, Natalya Rulyova, Vlad Strukov

    This volume offers an in-depth investigation of the role of new media in the political, social and cultural life in the region of Europe-Asia. By focusing on new media, which is understood primarily as internet-enabled networked social practice, the book puts forward a political and cultural…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13
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  • Many Faces of the Caucasus book cover

    Many Faces of the Caucasus

    Edited by Nino Kemoklidze, Cerwyn Moore, Jeremy Smith, Galina Yemelianova

    Studies of the Caucasus in the West have been dominated by issues of security and ethnic conflict based on Eurocentric theoretical paradigms. By contrast, this volume offers contributions from researchers working within a range of disciplines, including history, social anthropology, sociology…

    Hardback – 2014-04-03
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  • Transition Economies after 2008: Responses to the crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe book cover

    Transition Economies after 2008

    Responses to the crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Martin Myant, Jan Drahokoupil

    The economic crisis of 2008, starting from the US banking crisis, affected economic and political development in varied ways around the world. This edited volume examines the impact of the crisis on Eastern Europe and Russia, and the resulting policy responses. Taken as a whole, the economies of…

    Hardback – 2014-03-07
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  • Russia and the World: The Internal-External Nexus book cover

    Russia and the World

    The Internal-External Nexus

    Edited by Natasha Kuhrt

    This volume brings together analyses of key domestic, foreign and security policy issues during the Putin and Medvedev administrations. Indeed, the chapters demonstrate the extent to which domestic and foreign policy issues are inextricably linked, in particular in the domain of security, whether '…

    Hardback – 2013-04-12
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  • The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood book cover

    The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood

    Edited by Jackie Gower, Graham Timmins

    The conflict in South Ossetia in the summer of 2008 and the Ukrainian energy crisis in early 2009 served to highlight the tensions that continue to influence EU-Russia relations in regard to the region comprising the former republics of the Soviet Union or the ‘shared neighbourhood’. This book…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
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  • 1948 and 1968 – Dramatic Milestones in Czech and Slovak History book cover

    1948 and 1968 – Dramatic Milestones in Czech and Slovak History

    Edited by Laura Cashman

    This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history – the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 – and in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the 1989 ‘Velvet Revolution’. Given the ultimate…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
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  • Symbolism and Power in Central Asia: Politics of the Spectacular book cover

    Symbolism and Power in Central Asia

    Politics of the Spectacular

    Edited by Sally N. Cummings

    With the collapse of communism, post-communist societies scrambled to find meaning to their new independence. Central Asia was no exception. Events, relationships, gestures, spatial units and objects produced, conveyed and interpreted meaning. The new power container of the five independent states…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
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  • Globalisation, Freedom and the Media after Communism: The Past as Future book cover

    Globalisation, Freedom and the Media after Communism

    The Past as Future

    Edited by Birgit Beumers, Stephen Hutchings, Natalia Rulyova

    This book examines the fate of post-Soviet press freedom and media culture in the context of the growing impact of globalisation. To understand the complicated situation that has arisen with respect to these issues in post-Soviet space is impossible without collaboration between political…

    Paperback – 2012-01-01
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  • Power and Policy in Putin’s Russia book cover

    Power and Policy in Putin’s Russia

    Edited by Richard Sakwa

    The volume provides a retrospective analysis of Putin’s eight years as president between 2000 and 2008. An international group of leading specialists examine Putin’s leadership in an informed and balanced manner. The authors are drawn from Russia itself, as well as from Europe, America and…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
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  • Russia's Authoritarian Elections book cover

    Russia's Authoritarian Elections

    Edited by Stephen White

    Russia is the world’s largest country, and its politics affect the entire international community. Formally, who exercises the power of government is decided, as in Western democracies, by competitive elections that are held at regular intervals. But there have increasingly been doubts about the…

    Hardback – 2011-10-31
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  • Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev book cover

    Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

    Edited by Cameron Ross

    Many authors have alluded to the unique nature of Russia’s dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition still far from completed that is of no less importance, the need to reconfigure central-regional relations…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31
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  • Perceptions of the European Union in New Member States: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    Perceptions of the European Union in New Member States

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Gabriella Ilonszki

    The book explores the views of elites alongside those of the wider population in the European Union. The chapters place the new member states – and the potential candidate Serbia – on the map of Europe in this context for the first time. The volume's comparative method goes beyond the standard old…

    Hardback – 2010-03-25
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  • Challenging Communism in Eastern Europe: 1956 and its Legacy book cover

    Challenging Communism in Eastern Europe

    1956 and its Legacy

    Edited by Terry Cox

    Marking the 50th anniversary of events in 1956, that were a major turning point in the history of communist-ruled Eastern Europe, this book contains a selection of some of the most recent research on those momentous events and their memory and legacy. The book contains edited contributions from…

    Hardback – 2008-03-19
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