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.
Authors, reviewers, referees and editors for, as well as all other persons sympathetic to, the project Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society are invited to join the series' free LinkedIn networking group at:
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...
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...
A Study of Political Interests, Influence, and Development in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007–2013€39.90ibidem296 PagesBrussels made democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and good governance its top co-operation priorities in the EU Strategy Framework towards Central Asia for 2007–2013. This book examines two interrelated...
Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk
Power and Resistance€39.90ibidem230 PagesIn post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures—and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia’s power....
Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe€39.90ibidem360 PagesThis book dissects—from both philosophical and empirical viewpoints—the peculiar developmental challenges, geopolitical contexts, and dystopic stalemates that post-Soviet societies face during their...
Marlene Laruelle, Peter Rollberg
Market Forces, State Actors, and Political Manipulation in the Informational Environment after Communism€45.90ibidem460 PagesThis collection covers the major trends of the media environment of the post-Communist world and their recent development, with special focus on Russia and the post-Soviet space. The term ‘media environment’...
Alexandra Cotofana, James Nyce
Baltic, Eastern European, and Post-USSR Case Studies€45.90ibidem320 PagesReligion and magic have often played important roles in Baltic, Eastern European, and post- USSR societies like those in Russia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and Estonia. Taken together, the studies...
The Use of Power Resources in U.S. Policies towards Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus 1989–2008€39.90ibidem290 PagesAccording to general Realist premises, after the end of the Cold War, the United States took an interest in remaining the only super power. Accordingly, it was attempting to maintain and manage unipolarity....