Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society
Editor: Dr. Andreas Umland
Founded in 2004 and refereed since 2007, SPPS makes available, to the academic community and general public, affordable English-, German- and Russian-language scholarly studies of various empirical aspects of the recent history and current affairs of the former Soviet bloc from the late Tsarist period to today. It publishes approximately 15-20 volumes per year, and focuses on issues in transitions to and from democracy such as economic crisis, identity formation, civil society development, and constitutional reform in CEE and the NIS. SPPS also aims to highlight so far understudied themes in East European studies such as right-wing radicalism, religious life, higher education, or human rights protection.
All SPPS volumes are peer-reviewed.
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The Series Editor:
Andreas Umland, M.Phil. (Oxford), Dr.Phil. (FU Berlin), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm, Senior Expert at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future in Kyiv, and Associate Professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
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Decommunization and Multivocality in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine€39.90ibidem328 PagesOn 8 December 2013, Ukraine’s central Lenin monument in Kyiv was pulled down. In the following months, in what became known as the “Leninfall,” Ukraine swept away hundreds of communist monuments,...pre-order
Eleonora Narvselius, Julie Fedor
Memories, Cityscapes, People€49.90ibidem426 PagesBuilt on up-to-date field material, this edited volume suggests an anthropological approach to the palimpsest-like milieus of Wrocław, Lviv, Chernivtsi, and Chişinău. In these East-Central European...pre-order
A Historical and Theological Investigation into Eastern Christianity between Unity and Plurality€49.90ibidem388 PagesThe Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) faced various iterations of modernization throughout its history. This conflicted encounter continues in the ROC’s current resistance against—what it perceives as—Western...
A Spatial Perspective on Kyiv, Minsk, and Moscow€39.90ibidem382 PagesUrban space is an important part of the political environment—a place where people congregate to discuss, deliberate, and interact with each other. In times of great public discontent, people often turn...
Problems of Legitimacy and Succession in Russia€34.90ibidem224 PagesUsing the Russian president’s major public addresses as the main source, Bo Petersson analyzes the legitimization strategies employed during Vladimir Putin’s third and fourth terms in office. The argument...
Lincoln E. Flake
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Demise of Religious Pluralism€34.90ibidem282 PagesFreedom of religious expression and assembly has never been under greater threat in post-Soviet Russia. The infamous Yarovaya Law of 2016 has made good on previous legislative endeavors to curtail the...
A Strategic Challenge in the Past and Future€39.90ibidem284 PagesThe Kremlin has sought to establish an exclusive Russian sphere of influence in the nations lying between Russia and the EU, from Georgia in 2008 to Ukraine in 2014 and Belarus in 2020. It has extended...
Dimensions and Interpretations of the Donbas Conflict in 2014–2020€34.90ibidem236 PagesThis volume of collected papers takes stock of what has become known about the war in eastern Ukraine’s Donets Basin (Donbas) between April 2014 and mid-2020. It provides an introduction to the conflict...
Daria Isachenko, Mykhailo Minakov, Gwendolyn Sasse
Nation-Building and State-Failure after Communism€34.90ibidem260 PagesThe USSR’s dissolution resulted in the creation of not only fifteen recognized states but also of four non-recognized statelets: Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Transnistria. Their polities...
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow€45.90ibidem396 PagesThe contributions gathered in this fascinating collection, in which scholars from a diverse range of disciplines share their perspectives on Russian covert activities known as Russian active measures,...