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  • Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federationby Dr Cameron Ross; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Over the period December 2011-July 2013 a tidal wave of mass protests swept through the Russian Capital and engulfed scores of cities and regions. Civil society, it appeared, had at last woken up. This fascinating book examines the rise and fall of the non-systemic opposition and the role of the systemic political opposition during this turbulent... more...

  • Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewaltby Kai Struve

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This study investigates acts of anti-Semitic violence committed by Germans and Ukrainians in several dozen locations in Western Ukraine. The study?s broad consideration of contexts ? the Holocaust, Soviet crimes, and Ukrainian state formation ? leads to a new view of these events. The work is sure to become an indispensable resource in... more...

  • Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialitiesby George R. Lamplugh

    UPA 2015; US$ 89.99

    This work picks up the story of the evolution of Georgia political parties where Lamplugh left it in his first book, Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (1986), carrying the story through 1845, by which date parties in Georgia actually mirrored those at the national level. more...

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Timur Dadabaev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public... more...

  • The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Knowby Serhy Yekelchyk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    When guns began firing again in Europe, why was it Ukraine that became the battlefield? Conventional wisdom dictates that Ukraine's current crisis can be traced to the linguistic differences and divided political loyalties that have long fractured the country. However this theory only obscures the true significance of Ukraine's recent civic... more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Stephen K. Wegren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 48.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.... more...

  • 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...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    This fully updated book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin?s three wars, placing t he Second Chechen War, the war with Georgia of 2008, and the war with Ukraine of 2014?2015 in their broader historical context. Readable and clearly argued, this study is essential for understanding the dynamics of Putin?s regime. more...

  • Strategic Partners: Russian-Chinese Relations in the Post-Soviet Eraby Jeanne Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Russia's foreign policy experience in the first post-Soviet decade was marked by disappointments as well as surprising turns. Expectations that Russia would join the Western powers as an equal partner were frustrated, while relations with the People's Republic of China warmed considerably. Today, Russia's relationship with China is an important component... more...

  • Borderlandby Anna Reid

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine?s tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin?s famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land.... more...