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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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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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...
A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media€54.90ibidem514 PagesLanguage policy and usage in the post-communist region have continually attracted wide political, media, and expert attention since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. How are these issues politicized...
Slavomir Michalek, Michal Stefansky
The Cold War and Its Influence on Czechoslovakia (1945–1968)€45.90ibidem420 PagesCzechoslovakia played an important role within the Soviet bloc, yet its history remains under-researched. This monograph blends historical analysis of the superpowers’ foreign policies with an assessment...
Thomas D. Grant
Essays on Chechnya and the Baltic States€45.90ibidem452 PagesThe region that once comprised the Soviet Union has been the scene of crises with serious implications for international law. Some of these, like the separatist conflict in Chechnya, date to the time of...
Thomas D. Grant
Essays on Ukraine, Intervention, and Non-Proliferation€45.90ibidem530 PagesThis volume deals with legal issues concerning Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in the Donbas, so-called ‘frozen conflicts’ and ‘hybrid warfare,’ the use of courts and tribunals...
The Roles and Functions of Boards of Directors€29.90ibidem192 PagesDespite increasing attention towards Russia’s economy and capital market, corporate governance norms of Russian public firms are rarely analyzed. This project presents and interprets evidence regarding...