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. The Effects and Implications of Kazakhstan’s Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards
    €29.90
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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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Spezialist in Sibirien

    Rudolf Wolters

    Spezialist in Sibirien

    Faksimile der 1933 erschienenen ersten Ausgabe
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    346 Pages
    1932 unterschrieb der junge deutsche Architekt Rudolf Wolters einen Vertrag mit der Berliner Vertretung des sowjetischen Volkskommissariats für Eisenbahntransport über eine Arbeitsverpflichtung in der...
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  8. Das Schachbrett der Macht

    Peter Kaiser

    Das Schachbrett der Macht

    Die Handlungsspielräume eines sowjetischen Funktionärs unter Stalin am Beispiel des Generalsekretärs des Komsomol Aleksandr Kosarev (1929-1938)
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    1202 Pages
    Am 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...
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  9. Latvia - A Work in Progress?

    David J. Smith, Marina Germane

    Latvia - A Work in Progress?

    100 Years of State- and Nationbuilding
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    332 Pages
    A quarter century after the formation of the Popular Front and a decade since joining the EU, processes of state- and nation-building in Latvia are still on-going. Issues such as citizenship, language...
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  10. Towards a New Russian Work Culture

    Vladimir Karacharovskiy, Ovsey Shkaratan, Gordey Yastrebov

    Towards a New Russian Work Culture

    Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society?
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    256 Pages
    This innovative book offers a fresh perspective on the national work culture of Russia and the substantial role foreign institutional and cultural impact has had in shaping it. Russia's contemporary work...
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