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Studies in Contemporary Russia: Studies in Contemporary Russia

About the Series

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.

17 Series Titles

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Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia Television, Cinema and the State

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

1st Edition

By Mariëlle Wijermars
July 04, 2018

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 ...

Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia

Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia

1st Edition

By Andrey Starodubtsev
December 13, 2017

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 ...

Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation

Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation

1st Edition

Edited By Katja Lehtisaari, Arto Mustajoki
October 05, 2016

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 ...

The Other Russia Local experience and societal change

The Other Russia: Local experience and societal change

1st Edition

By Leo Granberg, Ann-Mari Sätre
September 27, 2016

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...

Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie

Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie

1st Edition

By Kaarina Aitamurto
May 25, 2016

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 ...

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