European Politics Catalog 2013

New & Forthcoming Titles

Russian & Post-Communist Politics

  1. Coloured Revolutions and Authoritarian Reactions

    Edited by Evgeny Finkel, Yitzhak M. Brudny

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Between 2000 and 2005, colour revolutions swept away authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes in Serbia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Yet, after these initial successes, attempts to replicate the strategies failed to produce regime change elsewhere in the region. The book argues that...

    Published January 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West

    Edited by Paul B. Rich

    This collection of essays by a series of academic specialists examines the crisis stemming from the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 from a range of standpoints. The chapters probe the geopolitical and strategic dimensions of the crisis as well as the longer term military and...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia

    Legacies and Prospects

    Edited by Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes, Vera Kaplan

    Series: Cummings Center Series

    This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Power and Policy in Putin’s Russia

    Edited by Richard Sakwa

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    The volume provides a retrospective analysis of Putin’s eight years as president between 2000 and 2008. An international group of leading specialists examine Putin’s leadership in an informed and balanced manner. The authors are drawn from Russia itself, as well as from Europe, America and...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Russia's Authoritarian Elections

    Edited by Stephen White

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    Russia is the world’s largest country, and its politics affect the entire international community. Formally, who exercises the power of government is decided, as in Western democracies, by competitive elections that are held at regular intervals. But there have increasingly been doubts about the...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Russia's Foreign Security Policy in the 21st Century

    Putin, Medvedev and Beyond

    By Marcel De Haas

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book examines Russia’s external security policy under the presidencies of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev and beyond.The Russian Federation has developed from a neglected regional power into a self-declared resurgent superpower. Russia’s background in the former Soviet Union as well as close...

    Published June 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Comparative Approach to National Movements

    Miroslav Hroch and Nationalism Studies

    Edited by Alexander Maxwell

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    Miroslav Hroch’s Social Preconditions of National Revival has profoundly influenced the study of nationalism since it first appeared in English translation, particularly because of its famous three-phase model for describing and analyzing national movements in Eastern Europe. Contributors to this...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Russian Imperialism Revisited

    Neo-Empire, State Interests and Hegemonic Power

    By Domitilla Sagramoso

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    By examining Russia’s military, economic, political, and diplomatic policies towards the former Soviet states since 1991, this book assesses whether Russian leaders have been able to discard the country’s imperial legacy....

    To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge