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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99
Informal relations have been one of the major research topics of the social sciences since the 1990s. In order to allow for meaningful comparisons between different combinations of the positive and negative effects of informal relations on democratic representation, this book focuses on post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe as a particular region... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman?s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and fight for Inna?s life. Swimming in the Daylight chronicles Inna?s struggle to shed her refusnik status and to be granted a visa to travel to America,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 52.00
This newly revised and expanded second edition of The Soviet Union Today provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Soviet reality. Written by thirty experts, the book is divided into eight general sections: history, politics, the armed forces, the physical context, the economy, science and technology, culture, and society. The individual... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2001; US$ 17.99
In 1991, Lori Cidylo shocked her Ukrainian Polish-born parents when she told them she was leaving her reporter's job on an upstate New York newspaper to live and work in the rapidly dissolving Soviet Union. For six years she lived on a shoe-string budget in Moscow, in tiny, run-down apartments, struggling with broken toilets and indifferent landlords... more...
Politics, Paradigms, and Intelligence Failures: Why So Few Predicted the Collapse of the Soviet UnionTaylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Washington's failure to foresee the collapse of its superpower rival ranks high in the pantheon of predictive failures. The question of who got what right or wrong has been intertwined with the deeper issue of "who won" the Cold War. Like the disputes over "who lost" China and Iran, this debate has been fought out along ideological and partisan lines,... more...
The International Politics of Eurasia: v. 10: The International Dimension of Post-communist Transitions in Russia and the New States of EurasiaTaylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
Moscow?s ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran underwent dramatic fluctuations following Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini?s triumphant return to Tehran in 1979. After a prolonged implosion, they fitfully expanded, shaped not only by the rush of current events but by centuries of ingrained practices and prejudices. By summer 2006, as Iran forged ahead... more...