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Trafficking Justice
How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom
Lauren A. McCarthy
In response to a growing human trafficking problem and domestic and international pressure, human trafficking and the use of slave labor were first criminalized in Russia in 2003. In Trafficking Justice, Lauren A. McCarthy explains why Russian police, prosecutors, and judges have largely ignored this new weapon in their legal...



Gangs of Russia
From the Streets to the Corridors of Power
Svetlana Stephenson
Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, Svetlana Stephenson presents the history of gangs in Russia both before and after the arrival of market...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



Corruption as a Last Resort
Adapting to the Market in Central Asia
Kelly M. McMann
Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government...



Constructive Illusions
Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
Eric Grynaviski
Eric Grynaviski challenges this conventional wisdom by arguing that when nations wrongly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is actually more likely, and more productive, than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's...



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...



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.



The Triumph of Improvisation
Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War
James Graham Wilson
James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991.



State Erosion
Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia
Lawrence P. Markowitz
Lawrence P. Markowitz draws on his extensive fieldwork in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to advance a theory of state failure focused on unlootable resources, rent seeking, and unruly elites.



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.



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