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Soviet Union. Russia. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Elections and Democracy after Communism?by Erik Herron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book uses elections as a vehicle to explain the unanticipated outcomes of post-Soviet politics. It assesses how the behavior of voters, candidates and government officials is influenced by the Soviet legacy and rational calculations of self-interest and is the first to address elections across post-Soviet space. more...

  • Governance-Strukturen in der regionalen Umweltpolitik Russlandsby Johannes Schuhmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    ?Am Beispiel der Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung (UVP) greift Johannes Schuhmann die Frage auf, wie der Konflikt zwischen Ökonomie und Ökologie im nicht-demokratischen System Russlands gelöst wird. Dabei zeigt er, dass auch unter den Bedingungen eines sich zunehmend in Richtung Autokratie entwickelnden politischen Systems Konflikte durch horizontale... more...

  • Age of Anxiety, Theby Mark Galeotti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The geography of Russia -- vast, unwieldy, exposed -- and her tragic history of foreign invasion have created an overriding sense of military vulnerability amongst her leaders that, after the horrors of the Second World War, amounted almost to paranoia. This important study of the years since Brezhnev shows how this obsession with national security... more...

  • Art and Protest in Putin's Russiaby Lena Jonson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Pussy Riot protest, and the subsequent heavy handed treatment of the protestors, grabbed the headlines, but this was not an isolated instance of art being noticeably critical of the regime. As this book, based on extensive original research, shows, there has been gradually emerging over recent decades a significant counter-culture in the art world... more...

  • The Bolsheviks in Powerby Alexander Rabinowitch

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    A major contribution to the historiography of the world in the 20th century, The Bolsheviks in Power focuses on the fateful first year of Soviet rule in Petrograd. It examines events that profoundly shaped the Soviet political system that endured through most of the 20th century. Drawing largely from... more...

  • The Case for Left Wing Nationalismby Stephen Maxwell

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Spanning four politically and socially tumultuous decades, Stephen Maxwell's writings explore the origins and development of the modern Scottish Nationalist movement. As an instrumental member of the SNP and a life-long socialist, Maxwell's work provides an engaging contemporary insight into the debate over Scottish independence, setting out a clear... more...

  • The Crisis of Russian Democracyby Richard Sakwa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    An original analysis of Russian politics, reflecting on the underlying features of Russia's political system since 1991. more...

  • Cultural Diversity in Russian Citiesby Cordula Gdaniec

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    Cultural diversity - the multitude of different lifestyles that are not necessarily based on ethnic culture - is a catchphrase increasingly used in place of multiculturalism and in conjunction with globalization. Even though it is often used as a slogan it does capture a widespread phenomenon that cities must contend with in dealing with their increasingly... more...

  • Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policyby Mr Mikhail A Molchanov; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bridging foreign policy analysis and international political economy, this volume offers a new look at the problem of agency in comparative regional integration studies. It examines evolving regional integration projects in the Eurasian space, defined as the former Soviet Union countries and China, and the impact that Russian foreign policy has had... more...

  • KGB Lexiconby Vasili Mitrokhin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    In this volume Mitrokhin presents two dictionaries produced by the KGB itself to define their activities in both offensive and defensive intelligence work. The translated documents tell the story of the KGB's methods and targets and should interest the general public as well as the specialist. more...