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  1. The Legacy of Soviet Dissent

    Dissidents, Democratisation and Radical Nationalism in Russia

    By Robert Horvath

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. State Building in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian parliament, 1990-2003

    By Sarah Whitmore

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book examines the development of the Ukrainian parliament - the Verkhovna Rada - from before Ukraine's independence in 1991 to the present. It shows how the parliament transformed itself from a provincial republican Soviet to the national legislature of a sovereign state and from a nominal,...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. East European Diasporas, Migration and Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Ulrike Ziemer, Sean P. Roberts

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Following the demise of the USSR in 1991, and the ensuing collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, widespread population movements took place across Central and Eastern Europe. Whole nations disappeared and (re)-emerged and diasporic transnational ties and belonging have experienced a...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Putin's Preventive Counter-Revolution

    Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and the Spectre of Velvet Revolution

    By Robert Horvath

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book examines the 'preventive counter-revolution,' a programme of reforms and repression that transformed the face of Russian politics during Vladimir Putin's second term as president. Kremlin propagandists hailed this programme as a defence of national sovereignty against Western attempts to...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Limits of Russian Democratisation

    Emergency Powers and States of Emergency

    By Alexander Domrin

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Written by an established scholar in the field, this text examines the nature of emergency powers and their use in the Russian constitution. It explores the use of such powers in Russian history, comparing the Russian situation with those that exist in other countries and discussing the...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The EU-Russia Borderland

    New Contexts for Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Heikki Eskelinen, Ilkka Liikanen, James W. Scott

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were high hopes of Russia’s "modernisation" and rapid political and economic integration with the EU. But now, given its own policies of national development, Russia appears to have ‘limits to integration’. Today, much European political discourse again...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Russian Transformations

    Challenging the Global Narrative

    Edited by Leo McCann

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    The transition of Russia to a 'developed market economy' has been slower, more contradictory and less predictable than expected. This book examines contemporary Russian socio-economic development, and explores the degree to which Russian experiences can be incorporated into current social science...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Democracy versus Modernization

    A Dilemma for Russia and for the World

    Edited by Vladislav Inozemtsev, Piotr Dutkiewicz

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book seeks to "re-think democracy." Over the past years, there has been a tendency in the global policy community and, even more widely, in the world’s media, to focus on democracy as the "gold standard" by which all things political are measured. This book re-examines democracy in Russia and...

    Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Russia's Identity in International Relations

    Images, Perceptions, Misperceptions

    Edited by Raymond Taras

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    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...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism

    Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere

    By Frances Nethercott

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, and again during the Gorbachev and Yel’tsin eras, the issue of individual legal rights and freedoms occupied a central place in the reformist drive to modernize criminal justice. While in tsarist Russia the gains of legal scholars and activists in...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge