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  • Surviving Post-Socialismby Abel Polese

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    This ebook devotes itself to the issue of ‘Surviving Post-Socialism’, with a particular geographical focus on countries located in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This ebook seeks to contribute to the existing body of literature on surviving post-socialism in general and in particular, across all the... more...

  • Limits of a Post-Soviet Stateby Abel Polese

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Though informed by case studies conducted in Ukraine, this book transcends its country-specific scope. It explains why informality in governance is not necessarily transitory or temporary but a constant in most political systems. The book discusses self-protective mechanisms, responses to incomplete or unfocused policy making, and strategies employed... more...

  • The Informal Post-Socialist Economyby Jeremy Morris; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From smugglers to entrepreneurs, blue-collar workers and taxi drivers, this book deals with the multitude of characters engaged in informal economic practices in the former socialist regions. Going beyond a conception of informality as opposed to the formal sector, its authors demonstrate the fluid nature of informal transactions straddling the crossroads... more...

  • Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spacesby Jeremy Morris; Abel Polese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Informed by in-depth case studies focusing on a wide spectrum of micro and macro post-socialist realities, this book demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of informality and suggests that it is a widely diffused phenomenon, used at all levels of a society and by both winners and losers of post-socialist transition. more...

  • Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Spaceby Rico Isaacs; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Nation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth case studies from countries throughout the post-Soviet... more...

  • The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republicsby Donnacha Ó Beacháin; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    During the first decade of the 21 st century, a remarkable phenomenon swept through the former Soviet Union changing the political, social and cultural landscape. Popularly known as the ‘Colour Revolutions’, these non-violent protests overthrew autocratic regimes in three post-soviet republics: the Georgian Rose Revolution (2003), the Ukrainian Orange... more...

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