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. Bildungskorruption in Russland und der Ukraine

    Eduard Klein

    Bildungskorruption in Russland und der Ukraine

    Eine komparative Analyse der Performanz staatlicher Antikorruptionsmaßnahmen im Hochschulsektor am Beispiel universitärer Aufnahmeprüfungen
    €45.90
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    520 Pages
    Seit dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion ist Korruption ein Alltagsphänomen postsowjetischer Gesellschaften. Besonders betroffen ist der Bildungssektor. Doch was sind die Ursachen dieser Bildungskorruption,...
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  2. Transregional versus National Perspectives on Contemporary Central European History

    Michal Vit, Magdalena M. Baran

    Transregional versus National Perspectives on Contemporary Central European History

    Studies on the Building of Nation-States and Their Cooperation in the 20th and 21st Century
    €45.90
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    466 Pages
    This 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...
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  3. Conflict Resolution Beyond the International Relations Paradigm

    Philip Gamaghelyan

    Conflict Resolution Beyond the International Relations Paradigm

    Evolving Designs as a Transformative Practice in Nagorno-Karabakh and Syria
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    290 Pages
    Conflict 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...
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  4. Patriotic Education in Contemporary Russia

    Anna Sanina

    Patriotic Education in Contemporary Russia

    Sociological Studies in the Making of the Post-Soviet Citizen
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    202 Pages
    This 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...
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  5. The Effects and Implications of Kazakhstan’s Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards
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    144 Pages
    Despite 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...
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  6. Informal Healthcare in Contemporary Russia

    Yulia Krasheninnikova

    Informal Healthcare in Contemporary Russia

    Sociographic Essays on the Post-Soviet Infrastructure for Alternative Healing Practices
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    290 Pages
    This 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...
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  7. The Instrumentalisation of Mass Media in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

    Nozima Akhrarkhodjaeva

    The Instrumentalisation of Mass Media in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

    Evidence from Russia’s Presidential Election Campaigns of 2000 and 2008
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    304 Pages
    Focusing 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...
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  8. Ukraine's Post-Communist Mass Media

    Natalya Ryabinska

    Ukraine's Post-Communist Mass Media

    Between Capture and Commercialization
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    186 Pages
    Natalya 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...
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  9. Religion and Magic in Socialist and Postsocialist Contexts [Part I]

    Alexandra Cotofana, James Nyce

    Religion and Magic in Socialist and Postsocialist Contexts [Part I]

    Historic and Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Alternative Spirituality
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    212 Pages
    Religion 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...
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  10. Transnational Ukraine?

    Timm Beichelt, Susann Worschech

    Transnational Ukraine?

    Networks and Ties that Influence(d) Contemporary Ukraine
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    280 Pages
    The 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...
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