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.
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Continuity and Change in a Post-Communist Country’s Evolution of National Interests and Security Policies€34.90ibidem226 PagesAnalysis of strategic culture facilitates a comprehensive understanding of a nation’s security identity and patterns of policy conduct. Though strategic culture changes over time, why and how these mutations...
A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media€54.90ibidem514 PagesLanguage policy and usage in the post-communist region have continually attracted wide political, media, and expert attention since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. How are these issues politicized...
Andrei Rogatchevski, Yngvar B. Steinholt , Arve Hansen, David-Emil Wickström
Popular Music and Recent Russia-Ukraine Relations€34.90ibidem258 PagesThis multi-authored monograph consists of the sections: “Pop Rock, Ethno-Chaos, Battle Drums, and a Requiem: The Sounds of the Ukrainian Revolution”, “The Euromaidan’s Aftermath and the Genre of...
Slavomir Michalek, Michal Stefansky
The Cold War and Its Influence on Czechoslovakia (1945–1968)€45.90ibidem420 PagesCzechoslovakia played an important role within the Soviet bloc, yet its history remains under-researched. This monograph blends historical analysis of the superpowers’ foreign policies with an assessment...
The Roles and Functions of Boards of Directors€29.90ibidem192 PagesDespite increasing attention towards Russia’s economy and capital market, corporate governance norms of Russian public firms are rarely analyzed. This project presents and interprets evidence regarding...
Perceptions of the Nation and Europe in Political Parties of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia€29.90ibidem258 PagesThe Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia share similar experiences in the past, and a swift post-communist integration into the originally West European communities of democratic countries, as their “return...
A Comparative Case Study Through the Prism of a Two-Level Game Approach€39.90ibidem356 PagesThe escalating rivalry between the EU and Russia in their shared neighborhood creates important economic, political, and legal challenges for the lands in between. Belarus and Ukraine have received proposals...
Thomas D. Grant
Essays on Chechnya and the Baltic States€45.90ibidem452 PagesThe region that once comprised the Soviet Union has been the scene of crises with serious implications for international law. Some of these, like the separatist conflict in Chechnya, date to the time of...
Thomas D. Grant
Essays on Ukraine, Intervention, and Non-Proliferation€45.90ibidem530 PagesThis volume deals with legal issues concerning Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in the Donbas, so-called ‘frozen conflicts’ and ‘hybrid warfare,’ the use of courts and tribunals...
Eine diskursanalytische Untersuchung der russlandweiten Debatte über Konzept und Verstaatlichungsprozess der Lagergedenkstätte „Perm’-36“ im Ural€59.90ibidem636 Pages„Perm’-36“ im Ural ist die einzige Gedenkstätte in Russland, die sich auf dem Gebiet eines ehemaligen sowjetischen Straflagers befindet. Nachdem sie im Jahr 2014 von zivilgesellschaftlicher in staatliche...