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State-Building, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights in Post-Soviet Space
Thirty Years Looking Back




ISBN 9781032055381
Published May 10, 2022 by Routledge
204 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited book analyses the issues of state-building, the rule of law and good governance, and human rights in the post-Soviet space after 30 years from the USSR dissolution.

In doing so, it assesses the presence (or absence) and the level of influence of the Soviet legacies in the constructed political and legal systems of the post-Soviet republics. Assessing whether individual’s interests are protected in theory and practice, the book conceptualizes the legacies that the Soviet Union left in the post-Soviet space after 30 years of disintegration.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of human rights, governance, democratization studies, post-Soviet and Russia studies, and more widely to comparative politics, political economy, humanitarian studies and political history.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Graham

1. Soviet Union Dissolution and 30 Years of Independence: Introduction and Perspective

Lucia Leontiev and Punsara Amarasinghe

Part 1: State-building Process in the Aftermath of Soviet Union Dissolution: The Challenges of Democratic Statehood Building with a memory and a legacy

2. The Four Stages of State Rebuilding in the Baltic States Since 1990

Karlis Bukovskis

3. Dynamics of the Democratic Process in the Republic of Belarus in the post-Soviet Period

Grigorу А. Vasilevich and Tatiana S. Maslovskaya

4. Evolution of Governance in the Kyrgyz Republic: Thirty Years in Transition

Aijan Sharshenova

Part 2: Rule of Law and Good Governance in post-Soviet Space: Challenges and Opportunities

5. Democratization and Political Transformation in Georgia: Cutting the Soviet Union Ties

Ketevan Kukava

6. Rule of Law in Moldova: Illusion or Reality?

Dumitrita Bologan

7. Rule of Law and Good Governance in Armenia: On the Law and Praxis

Asbed Kotchikian

Part 3: On the Law and Practice of Human Rights in the post-Soviet Space: Progress and Discontents

8. Soviet Union’s Legacy in Laws, Institutions and Practice of Human Rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Kamal Makili-Aliyev

9. Post-Socialist Perception of Human Rights in Russia

Sergei A. Belov

10. Human Rights in the Post-Soviet Central Asia

Sergey Sayapin

11. A Union or, rather, a Dis-Union of Nations? Legacies of Soviet ‘nationality policies’ and their influence on law and practice in the post-Soviet states

Artem Galushko

12. Three decades of EU’s human rights promotion in post–Soviet countries: Success story or wasted effort?

Karina Shyrokykh and Kateryna Busol

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Editor(s)

Biography

Lucia Leontiev is a PhD candidate at Institute of Law, Politics and Development of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, Italy and Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Punsara Amarasinghe is a PhD researcher at Institute of Law, Politics and Development at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, Italy.