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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How Informality Replaces, Renegotiates, and Reshapes Governance in Contemporary Ukraine€34.90ibidem258 PagesThis book illustrates why and how informality in governance is not necessarily transitory or temporary, but a constant in most systems of the world. The difference between various administrative structures...
The Resource-Based Economy and Estate-Based Social Structure of Contemporary Russia€34.90ibidem220 PagesThis monograph discloses the estate-based social structure of contemporary Russia by way of outlining the principles of the USSR's peculiar estate system, and explaining the new social estates of post-Soviet...
Readings of a Russian Nationalist Myth€34.90ibidem292 PagesThis in-depth analysis discloses the sources, contents, and implications of post-Soviet Russian messianism. Since its rediscovery 150 years ago, writers ranging from Western critics of Moscow’s foreign...
The Illusions of Donors and the Disillusion of Beneficiaries€34.90ibidem262 PagesThis book is an in-depth analysis of some unexpected consequences of international aid for transition in a post-communist state. Examining the reform efforts of relations between Kiev and the regions of...
A Key U.S. Negotiator’s Memoirs on the Development of the CSCE into the OSCE€24.90ibidem210 PagesThe Helsinki Final Act of the 1975 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) set the rules for legitimate changes in national frontiers: They must be accomplished by peaceful means and agreement....
Alexander Sergunin, Valery Konyshev
Hard or Soft Power?€29.90ibidem192 PagesIn this timely book, the authors provide a detailed analysis of Russia's national interests in the Arctic region. They assess Russia's domestic discourse on the High North's role in the system of national...
Russian-Speakers and their Social Relationships in London in the 21st Century€29.90ibidem172 PagesThis timely book offers an integrative and critical approach to the conceptualization of diversity of social ties in contemporary urban migrant populations. It explores the informal relationships of migrants...
How a Small, Landlocked Country Ran Maritime Business During the Cold War€29.90ibidem296 PagesThis book offers a comprehensive history of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company (C. O. S.) from its beginning in the late 1940s until the fall of communism. Owned by the Czechoslovak state, C. O. S.'s...
The Challenge of Post-Communism in the Early 21st Century€29.90ibidem234 PagesThe violent protests that shook Bulgaria in recent years were fueled by a widespread belief that, after 25 years of transition, a new base for the political process is required. In this important new study,...
Eine rollentheoretische Untersuchung russischer Außenpolitik am Beispiel der Zusammenarbeit mit den USA nach 9/11 und des Georgienkrieges von 2008€39.90ibidem308 PagesBetreibt Russland eine imperialistische Außenpolitik? Oder lässt es sich eher als pragmatische Großmacht beschreiben – und wenn ja, warum? Mit dem Zusammenbruch der UdSSR löste sich der Nexus zwischen...