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  1. The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

    The End of Transition?

    By Colin C. Williams, John Round, Peter Rodgers

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book’s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Privatization and Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s

    By Carol Scott Leonard, David Pitt-Watson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Few economic events have caused such controversy as the privatization process in Russia. Some see it as the foundation of political and economic freedom. For others it was economics gone wrong, and ended in "Russians stealing money from their own country". As Russia reasserts itself, and its new...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Gorbachev and Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    By Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this book examines Soviet foreign policy towards Southeast Asia in the context of the transformation of the perestroika era in the Soviet Union, beginning in 1985 and ending in 1989 with the Soviet partial withdrawal from Cam Ranh Bay. Leszek Buszynski considers Gorbachev’s...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Soviet Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    By Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1986, focuses on the activity of the Soviet Union in Southeast Asia and the effects of Soviet policy on the region since 1969. In particular, Leszek Busynski examines the rivalry between the Soviet Union and China, Soviet presence in Vietnam, and the responsive efforts...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia

    Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

    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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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

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