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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Russland in Transition
Geopolitik zwischen Raum, Identität und Machtinteressen€45.90ibidem368 PagesEin Großteil der russischen Elite ist bislang nicht in einer post-geopolitischen Welt angekommen. Diese Diskrepanz ist ein wesentlicher Grund dafür, dass die öffentliche Russlanddebatte in Deutschland...
The EU’s Impact on Identity Formation in East-Central Europe between 2004 and 2013
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...
Oleksandr Zabirko, Jakob Mischke
Protestbewegungen im langen Schatten des Kreml
Aufbruch und Resignation in Russland und der Ukraine€34.90ibidem292 PagesDas politische Geschehen im postsowjetischen Raum ist immer wieder von Protestwellen geprägt. Ob nun die Massenkundgebungen auf dem Bolotnaja-Platz in Moskau sowie in anderen russischen Städten 2011–2012...
Mykhailo Minakov, Alexander Etkind
Ideology After Union
Political Doctrines, Discourses, and Debates in Post-Soviet Societies€45.90ibidem450 PagesThe recent history of post-Soviet societies is often described in terms of the transition metaphor. Images of movement as well as changing places and situations were foundational for the social conceptualization...
Olga R. Gulina
Migration as a (Geo-)Political Challenge in the Post-Soviet Space
Border Regimes, Policy Choices, Visa Agendas€49.90ibidem156 PagesOver the last three decades, migration management in the newly independent states which emerged from the ruins of the USSR in 1991 has become a tool for staking out zones of influence, a winning slogan...
Pawel Kowal, Iwona Reichardt, Georges Mink, Adam Reichardt
Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine II
An Oral History of the Revolution on Granite, Orange Revolution, and Revolution of Dignity€79.90ibidem796 PagesThe second part of this multi-volume project assembles a series of recollections and debates on the Ukrainian revolutions of 1990, 2004, and 2013–2014. After an introduction to the methodology of oral...
Li Bennich-Björkman, Sergiy Kurbatov
When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks€29.90ibidem202 PagesThis captivating volume brings together case studies drawn from four post-Soviet states—Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. The collected papers illustrate how the events that started in 1985 and...
Sanna Turoma, Kaarina Aitamurto, Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover
Religion, Expression, and Patriotism in Russia
Essays on Post-Soviet Society and the State€34.90ibidem240 PagesThe 2010s saw an introduction of legislative acts about religion, sexuality, and culture in Russia, which caused an uproar of protests. They politicized areas of life commonly perceived as private and...
Geopolitical Rivalries in the “Common Neighborhood”
Russia's Conflict with the West, Soft Power, and Neoclassical Realism€39.90ibidem288 PagesThis timely book analyses ‘soft power’ in the light of neoclassical realist premises as part of the foreign policy toolkit of great powers to expand their sphere of influence. Vasif Huseynov argues...
Pawel Kowal, Georges Mink, Iwona Reichardt
Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine I
Theoretical Aspects and Analyses on Religion, Memory, and Identity€79.90ibidem800 PagesVolume One of Three Revolutions presents the overall research and discussions on topics related to the revolutionary events that have unfolded in Ukraine since 1990. The three revolutions referred to in...