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Freedom of Expression in Russia's New Mediasphere

Freedom of Expression in Russia's New Mediasphere

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mariëlle Wijermars, Katja Lehtsaari
November 01, 2019

In recent years the Russian government has dramatically expanded its restrictions on the internet, while simultaneously consolidating its grip on traditional media. The internet, however, because of its transnational configuration, continues to evade comprehensive state control and offers ever new...

Tolstoy's Political Thought: Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now

Tolstoy's Political Thought: Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
September 24, 2019

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political issues, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed 'Christian anarchism'. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoy’s political thought....

Memory, the City and the Legacy of World War II in East Central Europe: The Ghosts of Others

Memory, the City and the Legacy of World War II in East Central Europe: The Ghosts of Others

1st Edition

Uilleam Blacker
July 16, 2019

After the Second World War, millions of people across Eastern Europe, displaced as a result of wartime destruction, deportations and redrawing of state boundaries, found themselves living in cities that were filled with the traces of the foreign cultures of the former inhabitants. In the immediate...

US Foreign Policy Towards Russia in the Post-Cold War Era: Ideational Legacies and Institutionalised Conflict and Co-operation

US Foreign Policy Towards Russia in the Post-Cold War Era: Ideational Legacies and Institutionalised Conflict and Co-operation

1st Edition

David Parker
June 19, 2019

This book discusses how the ideas, expectations and mind-sets that formed within different US foreign policy making institutions during the Cold War have continued to influence US foreign policy making vis-à-vis Russia in the post-Cold War era, with detrimental consequences for US–Russia relations....

Post-Soviet Armenia: The New National Elite and the New National Narrative

Post-Soviet Armenia: The New National Elite and the New National Narrative

1st Edition

Irina Ghaplanyan
February 04, 2019

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has struggled to establish itself, with a faltering economy, emigration of the intelligentsia and the weakening of civil society. This book explores how a new national elite has emerged and how it has constructed a new national narrative to suit...

Soviet Postcolonial Studies: A View from the Western Borderlands

Soviet Postcolonial Studies: A View from the Western Borderlands

1st Edition

Epp Annus
February 04, 2019

Postcolonial studies is a well-established academic field, rich in theory, but it is based mostly on postcolonial experiences in former West European colonial empires. This book takes a different approach, considering postcolonial theory in relation to the former Soviet bloc. It both applies...

Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia

Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia

1st Edition

Robert W. Orttung, Sufian N. Zhemukhov
January 03, 2019

President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic venture put the workings of contemporary Russia on vivid display. The Sochi Olympics were designed to symbolize Russia’s return to great power status, but subsequent aggression against Ukraine, large-scale corruption, and the doping scandal have become the true...

Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

1st Edition

Vlad Strukov, Sarah Hudspith
December 12, 2018

This book brings together scholars from across a variety of disciplines who use different methodologies to interrogate the changing nature of Russian culture in the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide range of cultural forms that have been instrumental in globalizing Russia. These...

Security, Society and the State in the Caucasus

Security, Society and the State in the Caucasus

1st Edition

Kevork Oskanian, Derek Averre
December 04, 2018

The Caucasus, including the South Caucasus states and Russia’s North Caucasus, continues to be an area of instability and conflict. This book, based on extensive original research, explores in detail at both the local and regional level the interaction between state and society and the impact of...

Class Cultures in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe

Class Cultures in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Dražen Cepić
November 14, 2018

This book investigates the extent to which social class has changed in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism. Based on extensive original research, the book discusses how ideas about class are viewed by both working class and middle class people. The book examines how such ...

Belarus - Alternative Visions: Nation, Memory and Cosmopolitanism

Belarus - Alternative Visions: Nation, Memory and Cosmopolitanism

1st Edition

Simon M. Lewis
November 06, 2018

Belarus is often regarded as "Europe’s last dictatorship", a sort-of fossilized leftover from the Soviet Union. However, a key factor in determining Belarus’s development, including its likely future development, is its own sense of identity. This book explores the complex debates and competing...

Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields

Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields

1st Edition

Marlene Laruelle
October 31, 2018

This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia’s...

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