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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 position.



The Baron's Cloak
A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution
Willard Sunderland
Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire's final decades through the arc of the life of Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia.



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.



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.



Blood Ties
Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908
Ipek K. Yosmaoglu
Blood Ties explains the origins of the shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question."



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.



Revolution with a Human Face
Politics, Culture, and Community in Czechoslovakia, 1989–1992
James Krapfl
In this social and cultural history of Czechoslovakia's "gentle revolution," James Krapfl shifts the focus away from elites to ordinary citizens who endeavored to establish a new, democratic political culture.



Peacebuilding in Practice
Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns
Adam Moore
Through a grounded analysis of localized peacebuilding dynamics in two Bosnian cities, Adam Moore generates a powerful argument concerning the need to rethink how peacebuilding is done.



Unfinished Utopia
Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
Katherine Lebow
A social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, adjacent to the historic city of Krakow and dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the 1950s.



Kith, Kin, and Neighbors
Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno
David Frick
Perhaps the most complete reconstruction ever written of life in an early modern European city, this book sets a new standard for urban history and for work on the religious and communal life of Eastern Europe.



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