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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Alexander Motyl€29.90ibidem312 PagesCombining social science with the multi-disciplinarity of area studies, Alexander Motyl discusses in fifteen essays the malleability and modernity of national identity, the attractions and limits of social...pre-order
Pawel Kowal, Iwona Reichardt, Kateryna Pryshchepa
Archival Records and Historical Sources on the 1990 Revolution on Granite€49.90ibidem412 Pages.
Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989€49.90ibidem495 PagesThis comparative study harks back to the revolutionary year of 1989 and asks two critical questions about the resulting reconfiguration of Europe in the aftermath of the collapse of communism: Why did...
Robert M. Cutler
East-South Relations and the Political Economy of the Communist Bloc, 1971–1991€34.90ibidem206 PagesThis collection of studies investigates the political economy of international relations between the Soviet bloc (the “East”) and the developing world (the “South”), spanning the entire post-Stalin...
A Comparative Analysis of Five Cities in Ukraine€54.90ibidem530 PagesOleksandra Keudel proposes a novel explanation for why some local governments in hybrid regimes enable citizen participation while others restrict it. She argues that mechanisms for citizen participation...
Life Stories of Rural Women from Serbia, Romania, and Hungary, 1920–2020€49.90ibidem484 PagesRural women have not had a formative role in the public histories of Central Eastern Europe. Izabella Agárdi aims to correct that by concentrating on their life stories and their connections to general...
Leonid Luks€45.90ibidem396 PagesIm Oktober 1917 errichteten die Bolschewiki in Russland das erste totalitäre Regime der Moderne, den ersten Staat, der die von Marx und Engels bereits im „Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei“ entwickelte...
Iuliia Barshadska€49.90ibidem436 PagesDer Sieg der Euromaidan-Revolution, russische Anschluss der Krim und Beginn des Krieges im Donbas im Laufe des Jahres 2014 waren Glieder einer sich bis heute fortsetzenden hochkomplexen Ereigniskette....
Jonathan Otto Pohl
The Deportation, Special Settlement, and Mobilization into the Labor Army of Ethnic Germans in the USSR, 1941–1955€34.90ibidem298 PagesThis monograph provides a detailed yet concise narrative of the history of the ethnic Germans in the Russian Empire and USSR. It starts with the settlement in the Russian Empire by German colonists in...
Ideological Creativity in Post-Soviet Societies€49.90ibidem388 PagesThe recent history of post-Soviet societies is heavily shaped by the successor nations’ efforts to geopolitically re-identify themselves and to reify certain majorities in them. As a result of these...