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Routledge Europe-Asia Studies


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The Routledge Europe-Asia Studies Series focuses on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former ‘communist bloc’ of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. As well as providing contemporary analyses it explores the economic, political and social transformation of these countries and the changing character of their relationships with the rest of Europe and Asia.

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The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe

The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe

1st Edition

Derek Averre, Kataryna Wolczuk
February 14, 2019

It is not hyperbole to suggest that the foundations of post-cold war security in Europe have been badly damaged by the conflict in Ukraine since 2014. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine appear to have created a ‘simmering’ conflict, which may take years to...

Activist Citizenship in Southeast Europe

Activist Citizenship in Southeast Europe

1st Edition

Adam Fagan, Indraneel Sircar
August 29, 2018

This volume explores recent episodes of progressive citizen-led mobilisation that have spread across Southeast Europe over the past decade. These protests have allowed citizens the opportunity to challenge prevailing notions of citizenship and provided the chance to redress what is perceived to be...

Transition Economies after 2008: Responses to the crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe

Transition Economies after 2008: Responses to the crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Martin Myant, Jan Drahokoupil
August 23, 2018

The economic crisis of 2008, starting from the US banking crisis, affected economic and political development in varied ways around the world. This edited volume examines the impact of the crisis on Eastern Europe and Russia, and the resulting policy responses. Taken as a whole, the economies of...

Many Faces of the Caucasus

Many Faces of the Caucasus

1st Edition

Nino Kemoklidze, Cerwyn Moore, Jeremy Smith, Galina Yemelianova
August 23, 2018

Studies of the Caucasus in the West have been dominated by issues of security and ethnic conflict based on Eurocentric theoretical paradigms. By contrast, this volume offers contributions from researchers working within a range of disciplines, including history, social anthropology, sociology...

Russia's Authoritarian Elections

Russia's Authoritarian Elections

1st Edition

Stephen White
August 23, 2018

Russia is the world’s largest country, and its politics affect the entire international community. Formally, who exercises the power of government is decided, as in Western democracies, by competitive elections that are held at regular intervals. But there have increasingly been doubts about the...

Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

1st Edition

Cameron Ross
August 23, 2018

Many authors have alluded to the unique nature of Russia’s dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition still far from completed that is of no less importance, the need to reconfigure central-regional relations...

Authoritarian Powers: Russia and China Compared

Authoritarian Powers: Russia and China Compared

1st Edition

Stephen White, Ian Mcallister, Neil Munro
December 19, 2017

The statistics detailing the socioeconomic growth of Russia and China are impressive. On some projections, China will be the world’s largest economy by 2050, and Russia will be the sixth largest. Yet despite this impressive record of economic growth, a striking feature of both countries is the...

Geoffrey Swain: Against the Grain

Geoffrey Swain: Against the Grain

1st Edition

Terry Cox
November 21, 2017

Acclaimed historian, and retired Alec Nove Chair in Russian and East European History at the University of Glasgow, Geoffrey Swain, has written extensively on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe during the twentieth century, in particular on Russia during the Civil War, Latvia during the first...

Russian Modernisation: Structures and Agencies

Russian Modernisation: Structures and Agencies

1st Edition

Markku Kivinen, Terry Cox
October 02, 2017

Russia’s post-Soviet modernisation is complex and subject to changing interpretations among Russian political leaders and observers of Russia. This has created serious problems for understanding Russia and the changes it is currently undergoing. With this in mind, a new Finnish Centre of Excellence...

The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective

The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Ramona Coman, Luca Tomini
June 16, 2017

The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe brings together scholars specialising in the study of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the major issues in the democratic make-up of the EU’s new member states. The book covers the main dimensions of...

State against Civil Society: Contentious Politics and the Non-Systemic Opposition in Russia

State against Civil Society: Contentious Politics and the Non-Systemic Opposition in Russia

1st Edition

Cameron Ross
June 07, 2017

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. These demonstrations came as a great shock to the Russian political establishment. After decades of passive acceptance of the status quo, it...

Self-Determination after Kosovo

Self-Determination after Kosovo

1st Edition

Annemarie Peen Rodt, Stefan Wolff
May 31, 2017

Kosovo embodies a key moment in the international practice of dealing with secessionist self-determination conflicts. For the first time, outside of the colonial context, and excepting Bangladesh in 1971, an entity's declaration of independence has been widely, albeit not universally, recognised....

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