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  1. Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership

    Happy Ever After?

    Edited by Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. It attempts to answer some fundamental questions: Was the reward of EU membership worth the sacrifices made? How...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Putin's Preventive Counter-Revolution

    Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and the Spectre of Velvet Revolution

    By Robert Horvath

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

    This book examines the 'preventive counter-revolution,' a programme of reforms and repression that transformed the face of Russian politics during Vladimir Putin's second term as president. Kremlin propagandists hailed this programme as a defence of national sovereignty against Western attempts to...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

    Edited by Vincent Barnett

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

    By Rina Lapidus

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

    This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia

    Edited by Oleh Protsyk, Benedikt Harzl

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the norms and practices of ethnic diversity management in the Russian Federation in the last twenty years. It examines the evolution of the legal framework, the institutional architecture and the policies intended to address the large number of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Power and Legitimacy - Challenges from Russia

    Edited by Per-Arne Bodin, Stefan Hedlund, Elena Namli

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book sheds new light on the continuing debate within political thought as to what constitutes power, and what distinguishes legitimate from illegitimate power. It does so by considering the experience of Russia, a polity where experiences of the legitimacy of power and the collapse of power...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Russia's Identity in International Relations

    Images, Perceptions, Misperceptions

    Edited by Raymond Taras

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

    Bringing together leading scholars from Russia and outside experts on Russia, this book looks at the difference between the image Russia has of itself and the way it is viewed in the West. It discusses the historical, cultural and political foundations that these images are built upon, and goes on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge