Studies in Contemporary Russia

Studies in Contemporary Russia

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Studies in Contemporary Russia is a series of cutting-edge, contemporary studies. These monographs, joint publications and edited volumes branch out into various disciplines, innovatively combining research methods and theories to approach the core questions of Russian modernisation; how do the dynamics of resources and rules affect the Russian economy and what are the prospects and needs of diversification? What is the impact of the changing state-society relationship? How does the emerging welfare regime work? What is the role of Russia in contemporary international relations? How should we understand the present Russian political system? What is the philosophical background of modernisation as a whole and its Russian version in particular? The variety of opinions on these issues is vast. Some see increasingly less difference between contemporary Russia and the Soviet Union while, at the other extreme, prominent experts regard Russia as a 'more or less' normal European state. At the same time new variants of modernisation are espoused as a result of Russian membership of the global BRIC powers. Combining aspects of Western and Soviet modernisation with some anti-modern or traditional tendencies the Russian case is ideal for probing deeper into the evolving nature of modernisation. Which of the available courses Russia will follow remains an open question, but these trajectories provide the alternatives available for discussion in this ground-breaking and authoritative series. The editor and the editorial board of the series represent the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies: Choices of Russian Modernisation.

  • The Politics of Poverty in Contemporary Russia book cover

    The Politics of Poverty in Contemporary Russia

    1st Edition

    By Ann-Mari Sätre

    This book provides an overview of poverty and well-being in Russia. Increasing poverty rates during the 1990s were followed by greater attention to social policies in the 2000s and increased efforts to engage people in socially oriented NGOs and ‘encourage’ them to contribute to the fulfillment of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07 
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  • Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies book cover

    Authoritarian Modernization in Russia

    Ideas, Institutions, and Policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vladimir Gel'man

    Post-Communist Russia is an instance of the phenomenon of authoritarian modernization project, which is perceived as a set of policies intended to achieve a high level of economic development, while political freedoms remain beyond the current modernization agenda or are postponed to a distant…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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    Studies in Contemporary Russia

  • Russia and the EU: Spaces of Interaction book cover

    Russia and the EU

    Spaces of Interaction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Hoffmann, Andrey Makarychev

    The annexation of Crimea in 2014 and Russia’s support for military insurgency in eastern Ukraine undermined two decades of cooperation between Russia and the EU leaving both sides in a situation of reciprocal economic sanctions and political alienation. What is left of previous positive experiences…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31
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    Studies in Contemporary Russia

  • Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia: Television, Cinema and the State book cover

    Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia

    Television, Cinema and the State, 1st Edition

    By Mariëlle Wijermars

    This book examines the societal dynamics of memory politics in Russia. Since Vladimir Putin became president, the Russian central government has increasingly actively employed cultural memory to claim political legitimacy and discredit all forms of political opposition. The rhetorical use of the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia book cover

    Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia

    1st Edition

    By Andrey Starodubtsev

    How do Russian leaders balance the need to decentralize governance in a socially and politically complex country with the need to guarantee political control of the state? Since the early 2000s Russian federal authorities have arranged a system of political control on regional elites and their…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
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  • Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation book cover

    Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katja Lehtisaari, Arto Mustajoki

    In this book the expert international contributors attempt to answer questions such as: How far is it possible to attribute change in contemporary Russia as due to cultural factors? How does the process of change in cultural institutions reflect the general development of Russia? Are there certain…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
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  • The Other Russia: Local experience and societal change book cover

    The Other Russia

    Local experience and societal change, 1st Edition

    By Leo Granberg, Ann-Mari Sätre

    Most recent research seeks to explain contemporary changes in Russia by analysing the decisions of Russian leaders, oligarchs and politicians based in Moscow. This book examines another Russia, one of ordinary people changing their environment and taking opportunities to provoke societal changes in…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15
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  • Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie book cover

    Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism

    Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie, 1st Edition

    By Kaarina Aitamurto

    Rodnoverie was one of the first new religious movements to emerge following the collapse of the Soviet Union, its development providing an important lens through which to view changes in post-Soviet religious and political life. Rodnovers view social and political issues as inseparably linked to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
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