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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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...
Evolving Designs as a Transformative Practice in Nagorno-Karabakh and Syria€34.90ibidem290 PagesConflict Resolution holds the promise of freeing approaches and policies with regard to politics of identity from the fatalistic grip of realism. While the conceptual literature on identity and conflicts...
Sociological Studies in the Making of the Post-Soviet Citizen€29.90ibidem202 PagesThis book is a comprehensive study of the social roots of citizen raising in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of governmental patriotic programs in recent decades, discusses how the Soviet...
The Effects and Implications of Kazakhstan’s Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards
A Resource Dependence Perspective€29.90ibidem144 PagesDespite having an underdeveloped supporting infrastructure and limited resources, Kazakhstan was the first CIS country to require IFRS in 2004 for banks, and in 2005 for all public companies. What were...
Sociographic Essays on the Post-Soviet Infrastructure for Alternative Healing Practices€39.90ibidem290 PagesThis volume deals with one of the most understudied aspects of everyday life in Russian society. Its main heroes are the providers of goods and services to whom people turn for healthcare instead of official...
Evidence from Russia’s Presidential Election Campaigns of 2000 and 2008€39.90ibidem304 PagesFocusing on the case of Russia during Putin’s first two presidential terms, this book examines media manipulation strategies in electoral authoritarian regimes. Which instruments and approaches do incumbent...
Between Capture and Commercialization€29.90ibidem186 PagesNatalya Ryabinska calls into question the commonly held opinion that the problems with media reform and press freedom in former Soviet states merely stem from the cultural heritage of their communist (and...
Alexandra Cotofana, James Nyce
Historic and Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Alternative Spirituality€39.90ibidem212 PagesReligion and magic have played important roles within Eastern European societies where social reality and socio-political balance may differ greatly from those in the West. Although often thought of as...
Timm Beichelt, Susann Worschech
Networks and Ties that Influence(d) Contemporary Ukraine€29.90ibidem280 PagesThe Euromaidan protests of 2013–2014 and their ambivalent aftermath underscored why and how Ukraine remains a state between the East and West European pathways. The uprising and following events illustrated...
Die Handlungsspielräume eines sowjetischen Funktionärs unter Stalin am Beispiel des Generalsekretärs des Komsomol Aleksandr Kosarev (1929-1938)€59.90ibidem1202 PagesAm späten Abend des 22. Februar 1939 verkündeten drei Richter des Militärkollegiums des Obersten Gerichtes der UdSSR mit müden Stimmen und ausdruckslosen Gesichtern ihr Urteil: Todesstrafe mit sofortigem...