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The Affirmative Action Empire
Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923–1939
Terry Martin
The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and establishing for them many of the institutional forms...



After Newspeak
Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin
Michael S. Gorham
Michael S. Gorham presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies.



Anatomy of Mistrust
U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Cold War
Deborah Welch Larson
Synthesizing different understandings of trust and mistrust from the theoretical traditions of economics, psychology, and game theory, Larson analyzes five cases that might have been turning points in U.S.-Soviet relations.



Banking on Small Business
Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Gail Buyske
Buyske analyzes three themes in economic development: the global growth of microfinance, banking sector development, and Russian entrepreneurship.



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



Building Democracy in Contemporary Russia
Western Support for Grassroots Organizations
Sarah Henderson
Can foreign donors help build new democracies? In the 1990s, public and private organizations such as USAID and the Soros Foundation poured huge amounts of money and expertise into Russia to help build the dream of a vibrant democratic society. Sarah...



Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States
Gerald M. Easter
Gerald M. Easter shows how the cumulative result of multiple big and small battles between state coercion and societal capital gave rise to postcommunism's variant political and economic institutions.



Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery
Dorothee Bohle, Béla Greskovits
Dorothee Bohle and Bela Geskovits trace the fundamental decisions made by postsocialist countries that have joined the European Union since 2004 or are candidates to do so.



The Concept of Russia
Patterns for Political Development in the Russian Federation



Constructing Grievance
Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics
Elise Giuliano
The relationship between ethnicity and nationalism in the republics of the Russian Federation.



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