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  1. Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era

    By Natalya Chernyshova

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

    After decades of turmoil and trauma, the Brezhnev era brought stability and an unprecedented rise in living standards to the Soviet Union, enabling ordinary people to enjoy modern consumer goods on an entirely new scale. This book analyses the politics and economics of the state’s efforts to...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Russia as a Great Power

    Dimensions of Security Under Putin

    Edited by Jakob Hedenskog, Vilhelm Konnander, Bertil Nygren, Ingmar Oldberg, Christer Pursiainen

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

    After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Post-Communist Poland – Contested Pasts and Future Identities

    By Ewa Ochman

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

    This book explores the reinterpretations of Poland’s past which have been undertaken by Polish national and local elites since the fall of communism. It focuses on remembrance practices and traces the de-commemorating of communism to examine the ways in which collective remembering and forgetting...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Khrushchev in the Kremlin

    Policy and Government in the Soviet Union, 1953–64

    Edited by Jeremy Smith, Melanie Ilic

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

    This book presents a new picture of the politics, economics and process of government in the Soviet Union under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. Based in large part on original research in recently declassified archive collections, the book examines the full complexity of government, including...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Civil Society in Putin's Russia

    By Elena Chebankova

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

    Unlike other books on civil society in Russia which argue that Russia’s civil society is relatively weak, and that democratisation in Russia went into reverse following Vladimir Putin’s coming to power, this book contends that civil society in Russia is developing in a distinctive way. It shows...

    Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Communist Youth League and the Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1917-1932

    By Matthias Neumann

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

    The study of Soviet youth has long lagged behind the comprehensive research conducted on Western European youth culture. In an era that saw the emergence of youth movements of all sorts across Europe, the Soviet Komsomol was the first state-sponsored youth organization, in the first communist...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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