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EU-Russia Relations, 1999-2015: From Courtship to Confrontation

EU-Russia Relations, 1999-2015: From Courtship to Confrontation

1st Edition

Anna-Sophie Maass
December 21, 2017

This book traces the development of EU-Russia relations in recent years. It argues that a major factor influencing the relationship is the changing internal dynamics of both parties, in Russia’s case an increasingly authoritarian state, in the case of the EU an increasing coherence in its foreign...

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema: Styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema: Styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR

1st Edition

Birgit Beumers, Eugenie Zvonkine
November 21, 2017

This book, based on extensive original research, examines how far the collapse of the Soviet Union represented a threshold that initiated change or whether there are continuities which gradually reshaped cinema in the new Russia. The book considers a wide range of films and film-makers and explores...

Chechnya at War and Beyond

Chechnya at War and Beyond

1st Edition

Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
October 27, 2017

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...

Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist

Russia - Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist

1st Edition

Lena Jonson, Andrei Erofeev
October 25, 2017

This book explores how artistic strategies of resistance have survived under the conservative-authoritarian regime which has been in place in Russia since 2012. It discusses the conditions under which artists work as the state spells out a new state cultural policy, aesthetics change and the state...

The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System

The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System

1st Edition

Susanne Oxenstierna
October 12, 2017

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...

The Return of the Cold War: Ukraine, The West and Russia

The Return of the Cold War: Ukraine, The West and Russia

1st Edition

J. L. Black, Michael Johns
October 12, 2017

This book examines the crisis in Ukraine, tracing its development and analysing the factors which lie behind it. It discusses above all how the two sides have engaged in political posturing, accusations, escalating sanctions and further escalating threats, arguing that the ease with which both...

The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

1st Edition

J. L. Black
October 12, 2017

The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone...

Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus

Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus

1st Edition

Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke, Evert van der Zweerde
October 12, 2017

This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia – focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close...

Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russia

Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russia

1st Edition

Olga Gurova
October 12, 2017

This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal...

Eurasian Integration – The View from Within

Eurasian Integration – The View from Within

1st Edition

Piotr Dutkiewicz, Richard Sakwa
October 12, 2017

As Eurasia and the adjacent territories become more important to the world, there is increasing interest from international powers, accompanied by attempts to give institutional form to traditional economic and security links within the region. This book includes a range of substantive work from...

Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods

Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods

1st Edition

Marina Rojavin, Tim Harte
September 20, 2017

This book illuminates and explores the representation of women in Soviet cinema from the late 1950s, through the 1960s, and into the 1970s, a period when Soviet culture shifted away, to varying degrees, from the well-established conventions of socialist realism. Covering films about working...

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

1st Edition

Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris, Emilia Pawłusz, Oleksandra Seliverstova
August 02, 2017

This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane...

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