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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Ukraine’s Fateful Years 2013–2019: Vol. II: The Annexation of Crimea and the War in Donbas
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Decentralization and Multilevel Elections in Ukraine
Reform Dynamics and Party Politics in 2010–2021€29.90ibidem220 PagesThe post-2014 decentralization policy is consolidating the center-periphery relations in Ukraine. Already before 2014, domestic policymakers had been drafting proposals for local amalgamation and an increase...
National Questions: Theoretical Reflections on Nations and Nationalism in Eastern Europe€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...
Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe
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Pawel Kowal, Iwona Reichardt, Kateryna Pryshchepa
Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemprary Ukraine III
Archival Records and Historical Sources on the 1990 Revolution on Granite€49.90ibidem412 PagesThe third instalment of this multi-volume project presents a selection of archival sources from the time of Ukraine’s Revolution on Granite in October 1990. They include telegrams sent to participants...
Constructing the Limits of Europe
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
Soviet and Post-Soviet Foreign Policies I
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How Patronal Networks Shape Opportunities for Local Citizen Participation in a Hybrid Regime
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...
On the Verge of History
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...
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