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.
All SPPS volumes are peer-reviewed.
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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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Mykhailo Minakov, Alexander Etkind
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
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
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€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
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...
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
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...
Kaja Gadowska, Peter H. Solomon, Jr.
Progress, Reversions, Explanations€39.90ibidem340 PagesReformers 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....
Continuity and Change in a Post-Communist Country’s Evolution of National Interests and Security Policies€34.90ibidem226 PagesAnalysis 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...
Andrei Rogatchevski, Yngvar B. Steinholt , Arve Hansen, David-Emil Wickström
Popular Music and Recent Russia-Ukraine Relations€34.90ibidem258 PagesThis multi-authored monograph consists of the sections: “Pop Rock, Ethno-Chaos, Battle Drums, and a Requiem: The Sounds of the Ukrainian Revolution”, “The Euromaidan’s Aftermath and the Genre of...