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Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

1st Edition

Birgit Beumers, Alexander Etkind, Olga Gurova, Sanna Turoma
July 13, 2017

Alongside the Arab Spring, the 'Occupy' anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011–12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia’s case spearheaded by...

The Transition to National Armies in the Former Soviet Republics, 1988-2005

The Transition to National Armies in the Former Soviet Republics, 1988-2005

1st Edition

Jesse Paul Lehrke
June 16, 2017

This book looks at the militaries of the late-Soviet and post-Soviet republics. Beginning with the end of the Soviet era, it recognises that the successor states did not spring from nowhere, but inherited a legacy that influenced all that followed. The book discusses how politicians control the...

The Changing Russian University: From State to Market

The Changing Russian University: From State to Market

1st Edition

Tatiana Maximova-Mentzoni
May 31, 2017

When the Soviet Union collapsed universities were freed from state control and left to themselves. This forced universities to be much more market-oriented. This book explores this transformation from the end of the Soviet Union until the present. Based on extensive original research, the book...

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Lucian N. Leustean
May 10, 2017

This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Eastern Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it examines both Orthodox and Oriental churches from the end of the Cold War up to the...

Reforming the Russian Industrial Workplace: International Management Standards meet the Soviet Legacy

Reforming the Russian Industrial Workplace: International Management Standards meet the Soviet Legacy

1st Edition

Elena Shulzhenko
April 25, 2017

Based on extensive original research, this book explores how far the Soviet pattern of industrial workplace organisation, characterised by a high level of management discretion, authoritarian control and the use of punitive methods on the shop-floor, has been replaced by internationally...

Punk in Russia: Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

Punk in Russia: Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

1st Edition

Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt
December 09, 2016

Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

Digital Russia: The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication

Digital Russia: The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication

1st Edition

Michael Gorham, Ingunn Lunde, Martin Paulsen
August 26, 2016

Digital Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet, explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have...

The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012: The First Georgian Republic and its Successors

The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012: The First Georgian Republic and its Successors

1st Edition

Stephen F. Jones
August 26, 2016

When most of Eastern Europe was struggling with dictatorships of one kind or another, the Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-1921) established a constitution, a parliamentary system with national elections, an active opposition, and a free press. Like the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918,...

The Informal Post-Socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and livelihoods

The Informal Post-Socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and livelihoods

1st Edition

Jeremy Morris, Abel Polese
July 20, 2016

From smugglers to entrepreneurs, blue-collar workers and taxi drivers, this book deals with the multitude of characters engaged in informal economic practices in the former socialist regions. Going beyond a conception of informality as opposed to the formal sector, its authors demonstrate the fluid...

Russian Energy and Security up to 2030

Russian Energy and Security up to 2030

1st Edition

Susanne Oxenstierna, Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen
July 20, 2016

The challenges in Russia’s energy sector are changing. On the demand side, Europe is seeking to limit its dependence on Russian oil and gas, with the result that China and other Asian countries are likely to eventually become growing export markets for Russian energy. On the supply side, oil...

EU-Russian Border Security: Challenges, (Mis)Perceptions and Responses

EU-Russian Border Security: Challenges, (Mis)Perceptions and Responses

1st Edition

Serghei Golunov
July 20, 2016

The land border between Russia and the European Union is one of the longest land borders in the world, with very considerable trade flowing across the border in both directions. This book examines the nature of the EU-Russia border, and the issues connected with its management. It describes the...

Russia and East Asia: Informal and Gradual Integration

Russia and East Asia: Informal and Gradual Integration

1st Edition

Tsuneo Akaha, Anna Vassilieva
July 20, 2016

Russia has generally been neglected in the academic and policy discourse on regional integration in East Asia. This book fills this gap, with particular attention to the role of Pacific Russia in the deepening regional integration in East Asia. It examines the increasingly diverse foreign policy...

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