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  1. Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin

    By Erik van Ree

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result...

    Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. National Perspectives on Russia

    European Foreign Policy in the Making?

    Edited by Maxine David, Jackie Gower, Hiski Haukkala

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book presents a ground-breaking comparative study of the bilateral relations of all 27 EU member states with Russia and an assessment of their impact on the EU’s efforts to conduct a coherent and effective policy towards its most important neighbour. While there has been a lot of research on...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Value of Human Life in Soviet Warfare

    By Amnon Sella

    This is a key question for all Western military strategists. If the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high human sacrifice in warfare this obviously puts them at a military advantage. The perceived wisdom, hitherto, is that the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high casualties in battle -...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Memory, Conflict and New Media

    Web Wars in Post-Socialist States

    Edited by Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor, Vera Zvereva

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states – where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism. To this day, former socialist states face the challenge of constructing national identities,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Why Perestroika Failed

    By Peter J Boettke

    Perestroika was acclaimed in the west but brought empty shelves in the east. Why Perestroika Failed argues that this was inevitable because it was not based on a sound understanding of market and political processes. Even if the perestroika programme had been carried out to the full it would have...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Putin and Putinism

    Edited by Ronald J. Hill, Ottorino Cappelli

    After two terms as president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin handed over to his hand-picked successor Dmitri Medvedev on 7 May 2008, and became prime minister. As president, Putin moved swiftly and effectively to overcome the chaotic legacy of his predecessor, post-Soviet Russia’s first...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System

    Edited by Susanne Oxenstierna

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    During the early 2000s the market liberalization reforms to the Russian economy, begun in the 1990s, were consolidated. But since the mid 2000s economic policy has moved into a new phase, characterized by more state intervention with less efficiency and more structural problems. Corruption, weak...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism

    'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

    By Volha Piotukh

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with ‘new humanitarianism in general, as well as...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge