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Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian and East European Studies.

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11-20 of 61 results in Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
  1. Russian Cultural Anthropology after the Collapse of Communism

    Edited by Albert Baiburin, Catriona Kelly, Nikolai Vakhtin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    In Soviet times, anthropologists in the Soviet Union were closely involved in the state’s work of nation building. They helped define official nationalities, and gathered material about traditional customs and suitably heroic folklore, whilst at the same time refraining from work on the reality of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Post-Soviet Russian Orthodox Church

    Politics, Culture and Greater Russia

    By Katja Richters

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    In recent years, the Russian Orthodox Church has become a more prominent part of post-Soviet Russia. A number of assumptions exist regarding the Church’s relationship with the Russian state: that the Church has always been dominated by Russia’s secular elites; that the clerics have not sufficiently...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Religious Factor in Russia's Foreign Policy

    By Alicja Curanović

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines how religion interacts with Russian foreign policy, arguing that religion is an important and neglected factor in shaping Russia’s outlook towards international relations. It surveys the importance of religion in Russian social life - past and present - and considers the range of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

    Development processes and policy challenges

    Edited by Grzegorz Gorzelak, John Bachtler, Maciej Smętkowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012

    The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

    By J. L. Black

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Lenin's Terror

    The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence

    By James Ryan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book explores the development of Lenin’s thinking on violence throughout his career, from the last years of the Tsarist regime in Russia through to the 1920s and the New Economic Policy, and provides an important assessment of the significance of ideological factors for understanding Soviet...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Lucian N. Leustean

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Eastern Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it examines both Orthodox and Oriental churches from the end of the Cold War up to the...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Believing in Russia - Religious Policy after Communism

    By Geraldine Fagan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of religious policy in Russia since the end of the communist regime, exposing many of the ambiguities and uncertainties about the position of religion in Russian life. It reveals how religious freedom in Russia has, contrary to the widely held view, a...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012

    The First Georgian Republic and its Successors

    Edited by Stephen F. Jones

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    When most of Eastern Europe was struggling with dictatorships of one kind or another, the Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-1921) established a constitution, a parliamentary system with national elections, an active opposition, and a free press. Like the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918,...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge