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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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...
A Comparative Case Study Through the Lenses of a Two-Level Games 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...
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...
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...
John B. Dunlop, Andreas Umland
An Exploration of Russia’s “Crime of the 21st Century”€34.90ibidem208 PagesThe book provides a detailed description of “the Russian crime of the twenty-first century” as well as a thorough examination of the eighty sessions of the nine-month-long trial (during 2016-2017)...
George Soroka, Tomasz Stepniewski
Revisiting Domestic and Regional Security€34.90ibidem224 PagesWhen public protests first began in Ukraine at the end of 2013, the failed promise of the Orange Revolution was still fresh in the minds of many Ukrainians. However, unlike in the aftermath of 2004/2005,...
Building Bridges or Digging Trenches?€29.90ibidem196 PagesEven before the Ukrainian crisis, neither Russia nor the EU were content with their relationship. Despite economic interdependence, strategic partnership, official declarations of belonging culturally...
Marina M. Lebedeva
From the Soviet Past to the Post-Cold-War Present€34.90ibidem216 PagesRecently, a renewed international interest in Russia as a world political actor has emerged. Against this background, it is useful to better understand how international relations and foreign affairs are...