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  1. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 2nd 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 14th 2012 by Routledge