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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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Demise of the Soviet Communist Party

    By Atsushi Ogushi

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

    This book, based on extensive original research in previously unexplored sources, including the party archives, provides a great deal of new information on the disintegration of the Soviet communist party, in 1991 and the preceding years. It argues that, contrary to prevailing views, the party was...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

    Russia's Power, Oligarchs' Profits and Ukraine's Missing Energy Policy, 1995-2006

    By Margarita M. Balmaceda

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

    Energy has become a major element to Russia's attempts, under Putin, to restore its influence over former Soviet territories and reaffirm itself as the dominant regional power. This book investigates how Russia has manipulated the energy of its neighbours on Russian energy supplies to achieve its...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge