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Essays by Taranovski, Maggs, Hendley, and Crown ($5.25) These essays examine aspects of the Russian legal tradition, legal obstacles to doing business in Russia, and prospects for the establishment of a firm basis for the rule of law in post-Soviet Russia.
Essays by Huttenbach and Nichols ($5.25) In the eighteenth century, the Russian Orthodox Church became an imperial institution. How this affected the character of the Church, as well as relations between Christians and Jews, are examined in this monograph.
Terry Martin ($5.25) Martin examines the question of societal reaction to the Russian Duma experience and the issue of society's estrangement from the government through an in-depth case study of the Mennonites response to the Duma.
Peter F. Sugar ($6.50) The renowned Balkan historian provides a fitting tribute to his friend an colleague Donald Treadgold in this historical perspective on the ongoing conflict in the region. This title is currently sold out.
Michelle Fuqua ($6.50) Fuqua examines the efforts of the Party to create a "new Soviet woman," and how Soviet women were able to negotiate their own self-definition and their role in society through their interaction in the zhenotdely.
David Lucas ($6.50) The creation of an independent Slovak republic in 1992 has resulted in an intensification of frictions between the republic's Slovak majority and its Hungarian minority. This monograph explores the reasons for and consequences of this development.
Krassmira Daskalova ($5.25) Drawing upon available statistics and on literary sources, Daskalova provides a general outline of the level of literacy and the attitude toward books and reading among various strata of 19th century Bulgarian society.
Thomas Cushman ($6.50) In the Yugoslav Wars of 1991-95, the moral relativism which underpinned the writings of Western observers proved to be the driving force for the emergence of a self-justifying revisionism. Cushman critiques those he identifies as moral relativists.
Alexander Agafonoff, Dilnara Isamiddinova, and Galina Saidova, Editors ($6.50) This issue brings together in one volume a comprehensive collection of data and information on the labor and income situation in the Republic of Uzbekistan, 1991-95.
Erica Agiewich ($6.50) The collapse of the Ceausescu regime in Romania in late 1989 has opened up possibilities for joint Romanian-Hungarian economic cooperation, as Agiewich shows in this pioneer study.
Norman Naimark ($7.50) Naimark makes a ground breaking contribution to the virtually undeveloped field of comparative genocide with case studies devoted to Armenia, the Holocaust, the post-war expulsion of Germans from Poland and Czechoslovakia, wartime expulsions from Chechnya, and the war in Bosnia, 1992-95.
Vladimir Tismaneanu ($6.50) Tismaneanu outlines the varieties of nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe and argues that while civic/liberal nationalism prevailed in the first stage after 1989, ethnic/illiberal nationalism has prevailed in the second stage.
Carole Hodge ($7.50) Serb lobbying efforts have influenced policy makers in Great Britain throughout the years since 1987, including the crisis over Kosovo during the years 1998-1999. Hodge's study details and documents the role that Serb lobbyists have played in the formation of recent British foreign policy in the Balkans.
Amy Knight ($6.50) Knight discusses the growing role that the security services, successors to the KGB, have had in the Russian political process, how they have hindered the democratic process, and why the Russian leadership has allowed this to happen.
Brigit Farley ($7.50) In this paper, Brigit Farley analyzes the destructive consequences of the Serb-Croat problem on the French government's efforts to create a unified front against German and Italian revisionism in the 1930s.
Randall E. Newnham ($7.50) In this study, Newnham examines the role which Germany's economic strength played in influencing Polish foreign policy during the crucial period of the end of the Cold War in Europe.
Sabrina P. Ramet ($7.50) This paper brings together four provocative essays by Sabrina Ramet: "Liberalism and Capitalism: A Dangerous Liaison," "Three Views of Sovereignty-The East European Connection," "The So-Called Right of National Self-Determination and Other Myths," and "Legitimacy or Order-Which is the Fulcrum?"
Thomas E. Porter and John F. Young ($7.50) This co-authored study reviews the history of local government reform in modern Russia and highlights the reluctance of political institutions (manifest both in late Imperial Russia and throughout the Soviet period) to foster the development of local self-government.
Konrad Sadkowski ($7.50) Sadkowski argues that the Catholic Church employed the modern Polish national identity which emerged during the late 19th century as a means to maintain power in Polish society.
Ellen Mickiewicz ($7.50) Since 1991, Russian television has come into its own, with often daring and always striking departures from the patterns of communist times. The interaction between an increasingly intrusive Russian government and independent media owners is a vital part of the story, according to Mickiewicz.
Stephen Blank ($7.50) Russia's leadership responds to perceived threats with forceful solutions, imperial adventures and a general hard-line approach to world affairs; this threatens regional security as well as democracy and security inside Russia.
Vjeran Pavlakovic et al. ($7.50) Far from being culturally homogeneous, Croatia is home to alternative ethnic, religious, and popular cultural currents, as Vjeran Pavlakovic, Vjeko Perica, and Gordana Crnkovic show in successive chapters. Finally, there is the problematic Tudjman legacy, which, as Sabrina P. Ramet argues, in the afterword to this collection, combines both positive and negative elements.
Robert O. Freedman ($7.50) Given its present greatly weakened geopolitical position, Moscow has had to reorient its policy toward the Middle East. Russian policy has had a special focus on Iran and Turkey, has sought to improve relations with Iraq, and has even developed close ties with Israel.
Mark Tauger ($7.50) This paper evaluates the Soviet system of biological yield in a detailed comparative perspective. Based on a wide range of sources, the paper is a valuable study of the early Stalin years.
Stephen K. Wegren ($7.50) In the Soviet period, Ukraine and Russia had similar agricultural systems. During the 1990s, however, the two diverged, as Russia pursued neo-liberal reforms while Ukraine maintained the Soviet system of agriculture. With new agrarian reforms introduced in Ukraine in late 1999 and into 2000, Ukraine may pass Russia, although significant obstacles remain.
Steven Rosefielde, et al. ($7.50) In this collection, the authors analyze rates of foreign direct investment, exports, dollar receipts, revenue transfers and unemployment to document the failure of Russia's regions to competitively integrate themselves into the global economic system since the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the same time, they illuminate the systemic causes of Russia's insularity and the evolving ties between Moscow and the regional periphery.
Mikhail Alexseev ($7.50) Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, regional decentralization has proved to be a double edged sword in the Russian Federation. On the one hand it threatened economic and political fragmentation, but on the other hand it offered greater opportunities for Russia's incorporation into the world economy and faster economic development than would have been available under Communism. The author argues that a condition of structural anarchy reversed explains why Russian decision-makers have viewed internationalization and cross-border development as a security threat and discounted potential economic opportunities.
Keith S. Brown ($7.50) In 1948, 28,000 children left Northern Greece as refugees during a brutal civil war. In this paper, the author traces the role of these "child refugees"--as victims of the Cold War, as objects of nationalist ideology and as political actors in their own right--in modern Macedonian history.
Andreas Kappeler ($7.50) Since Ukraine and Russia declared independence in 1991, their relationship has become a crucial issue in international politics. The author analyzes the historical legacy of interrelations between the two countries by looking specifically at their mutual representations of history, interactions between elites and high cultures, and mutual perceptions of each other since the 17th century.
Hugh D. Hudson, Jr. ($7.50) Starting in earnest in the seventeenth century, the tsarist regime sought to break free of the restraints imposed on the mobilization of resources by the tribute collecting hierarchy, a form of state-societal interaction that reached back into Russia's history over some thousand years. This work investigates the efforts of the people of Russia to preserve that very social order through an analysis of a number of aspects of state-peasant interaction at the end of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century: the peasant definition of "just" demands on their labor, the peasant understanding of "the nation," the peasant perception of the tsar and the peasant conception of legality.
Janusz Bugajski ($7.50) Janusz Bugajski examines a Russia that has been unable to give up its imperial ambitions following the Soviet collapse. While Russia sought to hinder an eastward-expanding NATO and EU, Bugajski demonstrates how Russia's efforts have backfired and only encouraged the more rapid integration of much of Eastern Europe into Western institutions. This has been true of the Baltic states, the former Warsaw Pact states of the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Hungary, as well as certain of the Balkan states. In addition, Russia saw its initially more Russia-friendly allies of Bulgaria and Slovakia also seek integration into Western bodies by the end of the 1990s. While Russia still retains influence in its "near abroad," Bugajski seems to suggest that certain of these states are ripe for repeating the "Bulgaria-Slovakia" example. This, he argues, is also dependent upon whether the EU and NATO begin to regard Russia as the legitimate center of power in much of its remaining "near abroad".
Andrew Jenks ($7.50) The author examines Russian icon painting in the nineteenth century, highlighting Russia's self-definition in comparison with the West, the paradoxical relationship of elites to "the people," including Old Believers, and the "exploitation of academic authority as an instrument of political and social control." Jenks shows that the regime used the craft of icon painting to reinforce its own official version of Russian society, control political life, and "forestall the creation of a political nation of free and equal citizens." The paper culminates with Alexander III's coronation and the formation of Nicholas II's 1901 Committee for the Tutelage of Russian National Icon Painting, showing the "pivotal role" icon experts played in "reviving Muscovite conceptions of an estate-based 'Holy Russia.'"
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