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  1. 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 October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Future of the Soviet Economic Planning System (Routledge Revivals)

    By David A. Dyker

    First published in 1985, this book offered a fresh analysis of the problems faced by the Soviet economy by focussing on the key issues in the economic planning system. David Dyker considers the available options for reform during the 1980s and the most likely developments. Discussing the origins of...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia

    Western Reform, Byzantium or Messianic Destiny?

    By Bill Bowring

    This book provides a rich examination of Russia’s particular attitude to political liberalism, the rule of law, and rights. In words often cited in contemporary Russia, the former Bolshevik and religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev wrote, in 1911, that ‘Russia is the Third Rome’. This book...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Party Organization and Electoral Volatility in Central and Eastern Europe

    Enhancing voter loyalty

    By Sergiu Gherghina

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Political parties in post-communist countries have very high levels of electoral volatility. In these environments, political factions fail to establish long-term connections with the electorate and thus regularly rise and fall from the political arena. This book provides an organizational...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Russian/Soviet Military Psychiatry 1904-1945

    By Paul Wanke

    Psychiatry, like most professional fields in Russia, gained its legitimacy from its ability to serve the Tsar and later the Bolshevik party. The militarised nature of these governments meant that psychiatry would have to prove its worth to the military. This study will cover Russian/Soviet military...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Russia's Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics

    Edited by William M. Reisinger

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Subnational political units are growing in influence in national and international affairs, drawing increasing scholarly attention to politics beyond national capitals. In this book, leading Russian and Western political scientists contribute to debates in comparative politics by examining Russia’s...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Chechnya at War and Beyond

    Edited by Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Small-Town Russia

    Postcommunist Livelihoods and Identities: A Portrait of the Intelligentsia in Achit, Bednodemyanovsk and Zubtsov, 1999-2000

    By Anne White

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

    This book examines a number of key questions about social change in contemporary Russia - issues such as how people survive when they are not paid for months on end, 'the New Poor', the falling birth rate, why so many Russian men die in middle age, whether regional identities are becoming stronger,...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge