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  • Limits of a Post-Soviet Stateby Abel Polese

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Though informed by case studies conducted in Ukraine, this book transcends its country-specific scope. It explains why informality in governance is not necessarily transitory or temporary but a constant in most political systems. The book discusses self-protective mechanisms, responses to incomplete or unfocused policy making, and strategies employed... more...

  • The Informal Post-Socialist Economyby Jeremy Morris; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From smugglers to entrepreneurs, blue-collar workers and taxi drivers, this book deals with the multitude of characters engaged in informal economic practices in the former socialist regions. Going beyond a conception of informality as opposed to the formal sector, its authors demonstrate the fluid nature of informal transactions straddling the crossroads... more...

  • Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spacesby Jeremy Morris; Abel Polese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Informed by in-depth case studies focusing on a wide spectrum of micro and macro post-socialist realities, this book demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of informality and suggests that it is a widely diffused phenomenon, used at all levels of a society and by both winners and losers of post-socialist transition. more...

  • Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Spaceby Rico Isaacs; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Nation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth case studies from countries throughout the post-Soviet... more...

  • The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republicsby Donnacha Ó Beacháin; Abel Polese

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    During the first decade of the 21 st century, a remarkable phenomenon swept through the former Soviet Union changing the political, social and cultural landscape. Popularly known as the ‘Colour Revolutions’, these non-violent protests overthrew autocratic regimes in three post-soviet republics: the Georgian Rose Revolution (2003), the Ukrainian Orange... more...

  • Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Lifeby Abel Polese; Jeremy Morris; Emilia Paw?usz; Oleksandra Seliverstova

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane practices is a meaningful and useful way of understanding... more...

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