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  1. Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood

    Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow

    By Julia Langbein

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Regulatory reforms in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood countries are not as sluggish as often perceived. Rule enforcement is happening despite the presence of domestic veto players who favour the status quo, the lack of EU membership perspective and the presence of Russia as an alternative governance...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Vernaculars of Communism

    Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Petre Petrov, Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    The political revolutions which established state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were accompanied by revolutions in the word, as the communist project implied not only remaking the world but also renaming it. As new institutions, social roles, rituals and behaviours emerged, so...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies

    Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism

    By William Jefferies

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    In 1991 "Communism" collapsed. The cold war was over and the West had won. Whole cities, Moscow, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest, whole countries indeed, were privatised for nothing or next to nothing. This was probably the greatest expansion of the world market in history....

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Citizenship, Civil Society and Development

    Interconnections in a Global World

    Edited by Tiina Kontinen, Henri Onodera

    The book investigates the intersection of citizenship, civil society, and development in today’s global world. The multi-disciplinary collection considers the notion of citizenship in connection with the neoliberal development agendas, participation, security discourses and legal environments. The...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Russia's Security Policy under Putin

    A critical perspective

    By Aglaya Snetkov

    Series: CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

    This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations

    By Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Orientalism – the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" – applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times,...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    Series: Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Law and the Making of the Soviet World

    The Red Demiurge

    By Scott Newton

    This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs; and, as this book shows, one that is surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. Drawing on a...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev (Routledge Revivals)

    Prospects for Reform

    By David A. Dyker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gorbachev’s accession to General Secretary promised great changes to the Soviet Union and its relationship with the rest of the world. This book, first published in 1987, discusses the problems faced by Gorbachev when he entered office and how he planned to tackle them. Gorbachev was a figure of...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. What is Asia to Us? (Routledge Revivals)

    Russia's Asian Heartland Yesterday and Today

    By Milan Hauner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1990, considers the uneasy relationship between Russia and Soviet Central Asia. Chapters examine both the significance of Asia to the Russian mind and the place that Asia has occupied in Russian geopolitical thinking in the last hundred years, showing that outbreaks of...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge