Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society

Editor: Dr. Andreas Umland

ISSN 1614-3515

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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  1. When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks
    €29.90
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    202 Pages
    This 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...
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  2. Migration as a (Geo-)Political Challenge in the Post-Soviet Space

    Olga R. Gulina

    Migration as a (Geo-)Political Challenge in the Post-Soviet Space

    Border Regimes, Policy Choices, Visa Agendas
    €49.90
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    156 Pages
    Over 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...
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  3. Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine II

    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
    €79.90
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    820 Pages
    The 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...
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  4. Geopolitical Rivalries in the “Common Neighborhood”

    Vasif Huseynov

    Geopolitical Rivalries in the “Common Neighborhood”

    Russia's Conflict with the West, Soft Power, and Neoclassical Realism
    €39.90
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    288 Pages
    This 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...
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  5. Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine I

    Pawel Kowal, Georges Mink, Iwona Reichardt

    Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine I

    Theoretical Aspects and Analyses on Religion, Memory, and Identity
    €79.90
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    800 Pages
    Volume 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...
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  6. The EU’s Impact on Identity Formation in East-Central Europe between 2004 and 2013

    Michal Vit

    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
    €29.90
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    258 Pages
    The 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...
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  7. The Integration Policies of Belarus and Ukraine vis-à-vis the EU and Russia

    Alla Leukavets

    The Integration Policies of Belarus and Ukraine vis-à-vis the EU and Russia

    A Comparative Case Study Through the Prism of a Two-Level Game Approach
    €39.90
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    356 Pages
    The 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...
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  8. Legal Change in Post-Communist States

    Kaja Gadowska, Peter H. Solomon, Jr.

    Legal Change in Post-Communist States

    Progress, Reversions, Explanations
    €39.90
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    340 Pages
    Reformers had high hopes that the end of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union would lead to significant improvements in legal institutions and the role of law in public administration....
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  9. Romania’s Strategic Culture 1990–2014

    Iulia-Sabina Joja

    Romania’s Strategic Culture 1990–2014

    Continuity and Change in a Post-Communist Country’s Evolution of National Interests and Security Policies
    €34.90
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    226 Pages
    Analysis of strategic culture facilitates a comprehensive understanding of a nation’s security identity and patterns of policy conduct. Though strategic culture changes over time, why and how these mutations...
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  10. Language Conflicts in Contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine

    Ksenia Maksimovtsova

    Language Conflicts in Contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine

    A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media
    €54.90
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    514 Pages
    Language 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...
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