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  • Authoritarian Russiaby Vladimir Gel'man

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Russia today represents one of the major examples of the phenomenon of ?electoral authoritarianism? which is characterized by adopting the trappings of democratic institutions (such as elections, political parties, and a legislature) and enlisting the service of the country?s essentially authoritarian rulers. Why and how has the electoral authoritarian... more...

  • Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraftby Allen Lynch

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    Since Russian leader Vladimir Putin assumed power in August 1999, speculation about his character, motives, and plans for Russia?s future has been rampant in the West. A portrait of Putin has emerged in the West that is one-dimensional, ill informed, and diametrically opposed to the image of Putin the majority of Russians hold. Even after he stepped... more...

  • Identities and Politics During the Putin Presidencyby Philipp Casula; Jeronim Perovic; Ivo Mijnssen; Heiko Haumann

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    How could an undemocratic regime manage to stabilise Russia? What is Putin's success formula? What are the symbolic and discursive underpinnings of Russia's new stability? Many outside observers of Russia regarded the authoritarian tendencies during the Putin presidency as a retreat from, or even the end of, democratization. Rather than attempting... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IVby Ingmar Bredies; Andreas Umland; Valentin Yakushik

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    The fourth volume of "Aspects of the Orange Revolution" continues the previous volume's discussion on the impact of foreign actors on Ukrainian politics. It provides both scholarly analyses and first-hand accounts. The collection not only investigates, but also gives voice to, some of those involved in the events of 2004. While most of the volume's... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IIby Bohdan Harasymiw; Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    In Ukraine's presidential elections of 2004, the establishment candidate Viktor Yanukovych had the advantages of a solid regional base, access to administrative resources, dominance in the media, help by Russian spin-doctors, and support of Moscow. Yet the winner was the pro-Western challenger, Viktor Yushchenko. How did Ukrainian voters break through... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution Iby Paul D'Anieri; Taras Kuzio

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    Ukraine's 2004 presidential election was falsified, spurring the Orange Revolution. To many observers, the Orange Revolution was a shock, and the stolen election a recent development. However, both the election fraud and the effort to topple the government of Leonid Kuchma emerged from political dynamics that had appeared in earlier Ukrainian elections.In... more...

  • The 'Change of Signposts' in the Ukrainian Emigrationby Christopher Gilley; Frank Golczewski

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 40.99

    The failure of the attempts to create a Ukrainian state during the 1917-21 revolution created a large Ukrainian émigré community in Central Europe which, due to its experience of fighting the Bolsheviks, developed a decidedly anti-Communist ideology of integral nationalism. However, during the 1920s some in the Ukrainian emigration rejected this doctrine... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Estoniaby Toivo Miljan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Die EU im geopolitischen Wettbewerb mit Russlandby Mariam Bochorishvili

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; Not Available

    ?Mariam Bochorishvili analysiert die Georgienpolitik der EU sowohl aus der akteurszentrierten als auch aus der systemischen Perspektive. Auf der Systemebene stehen Russlands Großmachtpolitik und die Erwartungshaltung an die EU im Mittelpunkt. Auf der Akteursebene werden neben der EU auch einzelne Mitgliedstaaten mit in die Analyse einbezogen. Diese... more...

  • Putin und sein Präsidentby Erik Albrecht

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2011; US$ 15.13

    Russische Wahlen 2012 - der Countdown läuft. Die alles entscheidende Frage: Wer bleibt im Kreml? Wird Medwedew zum aufsteigenden Stern am Moskauer Polithimmel? Oder stößt Putin seine Marionette vom Thron? Den nächsten Präsidenten wählt nicht das russische Volk, sondern ein kleiner Kreis im Kreml. Erik Albrecht schildert den Aufstieg des Juristen Medwedew... more...