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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This is the first book to explore the phenomenon of glamour and celebrity in contemporary Russian culture, ranging across media forms, disciplinary boundaries and modes of inquiry, with particular emphasis on the media personality. The book demonstrates how the process of ?celebrification? in Russia coincides with the dizzying pace of social change... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
This book investigates the roots of ethnic separatism in the Russian Federation and post-Soviet Georgia. It considers why regional leaders in both countries chose violent or non-violent strategies to achieve their political, economic, and personal goals. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00
The unique geopolitical characteristics of the North Caucasus has made it a site of conflict for thousands of years. It was, in many ways, the testing and training grounds for today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Understanding this volatile region is especially important now in light of President Obama's effort to "reset" the relationship between... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia even further into turmoil. This dramatic break with the Soviet past has left Russia politically fragmented and riddled with corruption, its people with little hope for the future. In a fascinating account for anyone interested in Russia's current political struggles,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00
Geir Hønneland discusses some of the big questions in social science: What is identity? What is the role of identity and narrative in the study of international relations? The location is the Kola Peninsula, the most heavily militarized area of the world during the Cold War, now set to become Europe's next big oil playground. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Russia's vast energy reserves, and its policies towards them have enormous importance in the current geopolitical landscape. This important book examines Russia's energy policies on the national, interregional and global level. It pays particular attention to energy policy actors ranging from state, federal and regional actors, to energy companies... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95
Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, he has used Russia?s energy might as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country?s future.Former BBC... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Much of the former Soviet bloc has become a destination for new Chinese migrants. Throughout Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Chinese migrants are engaged in entrepreneurial activities, primarily as petty merchants of consumer goods in unsteady economies. This book situates these migrants within the broader context of Chinese globalization... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99
Seit der Annahme der Ostseestrategie im Jahre 2009 durch den Europäischen Rat kommt dem Ostseeraum innerhalb der Europäischen Union besondere Aufmerksamkeit zu. Stefan Ewert entwickelt einen Index, mit dessen Hilfe die These des region-building-Ansatzes überprüft werden kann, nach der Hochschulen im Prozess der Regionalisierung im Ostseeraum eine... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Bringing together leading scholars from Russia and outside experts on Russia, this book looks at the difference between the image Russia has of itself and the way it is viewed in the West. It discusses the historical, cultural and political foundations that these images are built upon, and goes on to analyse how contested these images are, and their... more...