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  • Russiaby Neil Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Over the last hundred years, Russia has undergone a succession of failed projects of state construction - from Tzarist modernisation to Soviet state socialism to liberal democratic market capitalism. This new book introduces these vastly different projects and explains their failure in order to illuminate the common problems of balancing social and... more...

  • The Political Economy of Russiaby Neil Robinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 31.99

    This timely book explores Russia?s political development since the collapse of the USSR and how inextricably it has been bound up with economic change. Assessing the legacies of the Soviet period, leading scholars trace the evolution of Russia?s political economy and how it may develop as bitter battles continue to be waged over property and state... more...

  • Institutions and Political Change in Russiaby Dr Neil Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    For a decade Russia has been building a new political order. This collection of essays offers a progress report on this effort, recording the projects for institutional reform, their successes and their many failures. Institutions covered include the presidency, the State Duma, regional government, the judiciary, the 'power ministries', the foreign... more...

  • State-Buildingby Aidan Hehir; Neil Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This study brings together internationally renowned academics to provide a detailed insight into the theory and practice of state-building. State-building is one of the dominant themes in contemporary international relations. This text addresses both the theoretical logic behind state-building and key practical manifestations of this phenomenon.... more...

  • Authoritarian Backlashby Professor Thomas Ambrosio; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Authoritarian Russia has adopted five strategies to preserve the Kremlin's political power: insulate, bolster, subvert, redefine and coordinate. Thomas Ambrosio examines each of these in turn, all of which seek to counter or undermine regional democratic trends both at home and throughout the former Soviet Union. Policies such as these are of great... more...

  • Public Opinion and the Making of Foreign Policy in the 'New Europe'by Dr Nathaniel Copsey; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    By drawing a new boundary between the EU and its eastern neighbours, the European Union has since 1989 created a frontier that has been popularly described in the frontier states as the new 'Berlin Wall'. This book is the first comparative study of the impact of public opinion on the making of foreign policy in two Eastern European states on either... more...

  • The Politics of Security in Modern Russiaby Dr Mark Galeotti; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The Putin era saw a striking 'securitization' of politics, something that he has bequeathed to his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev. The omens from the early days of the Medvedev presidency have been mixed, marked both by less confrontational rhetoric towards the West and by war with Georgia and continued re-armament. Has the Medvedev generation... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politicsby Todd Landman; Neil Robinson

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 93.00

    The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics brings together the theoretical, methodological and substantive elements of comparative politics into one volume. more...

  • Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in the South Caucasusby Dr Ohannes Geukjian; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book examines the underlying factors of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the South Caucasus from 1905 to 1994, and explores the ways in which issues of ethnicity and nationalism contributed to that conflict. The author examines the historiography and politics of the conflict, and the historical, territorial and ethnic dimensions which contributed... more...

  • The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russiaby Dr Agnia Grigas; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Since the 1990s, Baltic-Russian relations have been amongst the most contentious on the European continent. Energy security concerns, historical legacies, and the status of Russian minorities have all proved key flash points. Baltic-Russian relations have been described as a 'litmus test' of Russia's willingness to leave behind its imperialist ambitions;... more...