Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society
Editor: Dr. Andreas Umland
ISSN 1614-3515 (print)
ISSN 2940-5718 (online)
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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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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Misperceptions of Foreign Challenges in Times of War, 2014–2015 With a foreword by Paul D’Anieri€24.90ibidem312 PagesThis book investigates the making of Ukraine’s foreign policy towards the European Union and Russia between February 2014 and February 2015. To contextualize the events of the first year of the Russian-Ukrainian...
Domestic Power Struggles and War of National Survival in 2014–2022€34.90ibidem340 PagesUkraine is a misfit among post-communist states, being neither a respectable, stable democracy nor an autocracy. Nor does it sit well as a patronal political system, like other post-Soviet regimes, since...
Essays on Kremlin Propaganda in Europe and the Neighbourhood, 2020-2023 Foreword by Nathalie Loiseau€20.00ibidem214 PagesPolitical warfare is a grey area between peace and war. It involves a diverse array of methods and instruments that go beyond traditional diplomacy and soft power but stops short of open kinetic conflict...
Bias and Prejudice in Journalistic, Expert, and Academic Analyses of East European, Russian and Eurasian Affairs€34.90ibidem394 PagesWestern academics, experts, and journalists specializing in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia have grappled with two fundamental analytical crises in connection with the 1991 disintegration of the USSR...
The Causes of the 2014 Outbreak of War in Ukraine’s DonbasWith a Foreword by Hiroaki Kuromiya€29.90ibidem330 Pages
The war in Ukraine did not start on 24 February 2022. It began eight years earlier in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. In his new book, Jakob Hauter investigates the escalation of violence in...
A Comparative Exploration€29.90ibidem240 PagesThis timely book provides a comprehensive, multi-dimensional and comparative analysis of political uncertainty. It is innovative in introducing the notions of inter-institutional, verbally induced, and...
A Comparative Analysis Through the Prism of a Two-Level Game Approach€39.90ibidem426 PagesAfter the break-up of the Soviet Union, the escalating rivalry between the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood created major economic, political and security challenges for the two states that...
With a foreword by John Paul Himka and David R. Marples€59.90ibidem680 PagesThis book investigates state-building, distorted identities, and separatism in the Republic of Moldova. It presents research on the historical preconditions and spread of the secessionist movement in Transnistria,...
€49.90ibidem458 PagesUkraine is again—since its annexation of Crimea in February 2014 and the ongoing war in the Donbass—the stage of the largest crisis in Europe since the end of the Cold War. When it comes to understanding...