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...
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...
Ivan Maistrenko, Peter Dornan, Chris Ford€39.90ibidem406 PagesMuch has been written on the 1917–1920 revolution in Ukraine, on the national movement, the Makhnovists and the Bolsheviks. Yet there were others with a mass following whose role has faded from history...
Gary Hazeldine, A. Salem, David Morgan
Comparative and Sociological Perspectives€34.90ibidem276 PagesHow far have universities in post-Communist states adopted the practices and habits of their branded and consumer-oriented equivalents in the English-speaking world? While not assuming that university...
Eine Fallstudie zur Reform der öffentlichen Verwaltung€34.90ibidem288 PagesDiese Monographie stellt eine tiefgehende Fallstudie des 2014 begonnenen Reformprozesses in der Ukraine dar. Sie diskutiert sowohl die politisch-ökonomischen Rahmenbedingungen als auch die vielfältigen...
Russland und die "Russischsprachigen", 1991-2015€39.90ibidem388 PagesInstrumentalisiert Russland die russischsprachigen Minderheiten in den Nachbarstaaten Lettland, Estland, Georgien und Ukraine zur Verteidigung seiner Position als Großmacht oder für imperiale Zielsetzungen?...
Why and How Ukrainian Social Capital Increased after the Revolution of Dignity€29.90ibidem148 PagesSophie Falsini presents a fascinating analysis of the current state and future prospects of Ukrainian civil society in light of the 2013–2014 events. Since then, the country has been shaken by both socio-political...
Essays on Contemporary Russian, German and Polish History€45.90ibidem250 PagesThe 20th century began with a deep identity crisis of European parliamentarianism, pluralism, rationalism, individualism, and liberalism―and a following political revolt against the West’s emerging...