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De Facto States in Eurasia

De Facto States in Eurasia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tomáš Hoch, Vincenc Kopeček
July 22, 2019

This book explores the phenomenon of de facto states in Eurasia, states such as, for example, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. It examines how they are formed, what sustains them and how their differing development trajectories have unfolded. It argues that most...

Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities

Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities

1st Edition

Richard C.M. Mole
January 22, 2019

Despite Soviet Russia having been one of the first major powers to decriminalise homosexual acts between men, attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in contemporary Russia and the other post-Soviet states have become increasingly hostile, with the introduction of...

Law and Power in Russia: Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices

Law and Power in Russia: Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices

1st Edition

Håvard Bækken
December 05, 2018

This book explores the issue of selective law enforcement, arguing that the manipulation of the legal system by powerful insiders is a distinctive feature of Putinism, reflecting both its hybrid authoritarianism and Russian legal culture. Based on extensive research including interviews with the...

Putin's Third Term as Russia's President, 2012-18

Putin's Third Term as Russia's President, 2012-18

1st Edition

Larry Black
November 27, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of Putin’s third term as Russia’s president. It covers political, international relations, economic and social issues, and provides a balanced assessment of Putin’s successes and failures. These include the conflict in Ukraine, the...

The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe

The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Ognian Shentov
October 25, 2018

This book is about the use of economic and state capture levers for achieving political clout. It details how Moscow has been able to exploit governance deficits and influence decision-making in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe through a range of economic means. The comparative country...

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia

1st Edition

W. John Morgan, Irina N. Trofimova, Grigori A. Kliucharev
September 20, 2018

Civil Society, Social Change and a New Popular Education in Russia is a detailed account of contemporary issues that draws upon recent survey research conducted by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as from secondary published work in both Russian and English. The book...

New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe

New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe

1st Edition

Katharina Bluhm, Mihai Varga
August 23, 2018

This book explores the emergence, and in Poland, Hungary, and Russia the coming to power, of politicians and political parties rejecting the consensus around market reforms, democratization, and rule of law that has characterized moves toward an "open society" from the 1990s. It discusses ...

The Russian Economy under Putin

The Russian Economy under Putin

1st Edition

Torbjörn Becker, Susanne Oxenstierna
August 13, 2018

This book presents a comprehensive view of the state of the Russian economy under President Putin. It considers the extent of Russia’s integration in the world economy, where Russia’s exports of oil and gas are a key factor, discusses Russia’s internal challenges, including changing demographics,...

The City in Russian Culture

The City in Russian Culture

1st Edition

Pavel Lyssakov, Stephen M Norris
April 26, 2018

Cities are constructed and organized by people, and in turn become an important factor in the organization of human life. They are sites of both social encounter and social division and provide for their inhabitants “a sense of place”. This book explores the nature of Russian cities, outlining the...

Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market: Twenty-five years of transition since the fall of communism

Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market: Twenty-five years of transition since the fall of communism

1st Edition

Giovanni Razzu
April 20, 2018

Under communism there was, in the countries of Eastern Europe, a high level of gender equality in the labour market, particularly in terms of high participation rates by women. The transition from communism has upset this situation, with different impacts in the different countries. This book...

Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

1st Edition

Anna-Liisa Heusala, Kaarina Aitamurto
April 10, 2018

Russia has a very large pool of economic migrants, up to 25% of the workforce according to some estimates. Although many migrants, many from former Soviet countries which are now independent, entered Russia legally, they frequently face bureaucratic obstacles to legal employment and Russian...

Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture

Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture

1st Edition

Vlad Strukov, Helena Goscilo
April 10, 2018

Among the many successes of the Soviet Union were inaugural space flight—ahead of the United States—and many other triumphs related to aviation. Aviators and cosmonauts enjoyed heroic status in the Soviet Union, and provided supports of the Soviet project with iconic figures which could be used to...

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