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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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....
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...
A Sociological, Institutional, and Economic Analysis of a Nation-State in the Making€45.90ibidem496 PagesUkraine drew significant media attention after the 2013–2014 Revolution of Dignity and the subsequent undeclared war waged by Russia. However, the nature of these events and their impact on the social,...
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....
Cooperation with Europarties and Its Impact on Party Development in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine 2004–2015€39.90ibidem264 PagesBrussels’s idea of a “wider Europe” implies that Europeanisation is not limited to EU member states. The EU can, so it claims, also exert impact beyond its borders. One of the channels of external...
Eine komparative Analyse der Performanz staatlicher Antikorruptionsmaßnahmen im Hochschulsektor am Beispiel universitärer Aufnahmeprüfungen€45.90ibidem520 PagesSeit dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion ist Korruption ein Alltagsphänomen postsowjetischer Gesellschaften. Besonders betroffen ist der Bildungssektor. Doch was sind die Ursachen dieser Bildungskorruption,...
Michal Vit, Magdalena M. Baran
Studies on the Building of Nation-States and Their Cooperation in the 20th and 21st Century€45.90ibidem466 PagesThis volume compares different regional perspectives on the national and democracy-building aims of individual states. It confronts discourses about national states to regional perspectives on the past...