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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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41-50 of 55 results in Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
  1. The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics

    Successes and Failures

    Edited by Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Abel Polese

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    During the first decade of the 21st century, a remarkable phenomenon swept through the former Soviet Union changing the political, social and cultural landscape. Popularly known as the ‘Colour Revolutions’, these non-violent protests overthrew autocratic regimes in three post-soviet republics: the...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia

    By Armine Ishkanian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This volume considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It argues that, contrary to the expectations of Western aid donors, who promoted civil society on the assumption that democratization would follow from the...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Poland's EU Accession

    By Sergiusz Trzeciak

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines the process of Poland’s accession negotiations to the European Union between 1998-2003. An empirical study based on Robert Putnam’s two-level game model, it charts the influence and role of key domestic actors and groups on the negotiations especially in three critical,...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Felix B. Chang, Sunnie T. Rucker-Chang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Much of the former Soviet bloc has become a destination for new Chinese migrants. Throughout Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Chinese migrants are engaged in entrepreneurial activities, primarily as petty merchants of consumer goods in unsteady economies. This book situates these migrants...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union

    Edited by Galina M. Yemelianova

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This is the first comprehensive and comparative examination of Islamic radicalisation in the Muslim regions of the former Soviet Union since the end of Communism. Since the 1990s, the ex-Soviet Muslim Volga-Urals, Caucasus and Central Asia have been among the most volatile and dynamic zones of...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Russian Military Reform

    A Failed Exercise in Defence Decision Making

    By Carolina Vendil Pallin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines reform of the Russian military since the end of the Cold War. It explores the legacy of the Soviet era, explaining why - at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union - radical reform was long overdue in the wake of changing military technology, new economic and political realities...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia

    By Brian P. Bennett

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Church Slavonic, one of the world's historic sacred languages, has experienced a revival in post-Soviet Russia. Blending religious studies and sociolinguistics, this is the first book devoted to Church Slavonic in the contemporary period. It is not a narrow study in linguistics, but uses Slavonic...

    Published April 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Russian Television Today

    Primetime Drama and Comedy

    By David MacFadyen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Examining the role of dramatized narratives in Russian television, this book stresses the ways in which the Russian government under Putin use primetime television to express a new understanding of what it means to be Russian, answering key questions of national identity for modern Russians in...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Caucasus - An Introduction

    By Frederik Coene

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The Caucasus is one of the most complicated regions in the world: with many different peoples and political units, differing religious allegiances, and frequent conflicts, and where historically major world powers have clashed with each other. Until now there has been no single book for those...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Rebuilding of Greater Russia

    Putin's Foreign Policy Towards the CIS Countries

    By Bertil Nygren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book describes the strategies used by President Putin from 2000 onwards to recreate 'Greater Russia', that is a Russia that controls most of the territory of the former Soviet Union. It shows the subtlety of the means of control, often through creating economic dependencies in the 'near...

    Published June 1st 2010 by Routledge