Download E-books Gender Violence in Russia: The Politics of Feminist Intervention PDF

By Janet Elise Johnson

Just many years in the past, such a lot Russian electorate didn't realize the inspiration of family violence or recognize that any such challenge existed. this present day, after years of neighborhood and overseas strain to wrestle violence opposed to ladies, issues have replaced dramatically. Gender Violence in Russia examines why and the way this shift occurred―and why there was no comparable reform on different gender violence concerns corresponding to rape, sexual attack, or human trafficking. Drawing on greater than a decade of study, Janet Elise Johnson analyzes media insurance and survey info to give an explanation for why a few interventions be triumphant whereas others fail. She describes the local-global dynamics among a number foreign actors, from feminist activists to nationwide governments, and an both varied set of Russian firms and institutions.

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Download E-books The Caucasus: An Introduction PDF

By Thomas de Waal

During this interesting e-book, famous journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the hugely acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that whereas the Caucasus is frequently handled as a sub-plot within the historical past of Russia, or as an insignificant gateway to Asia, the five-day warfare in Georgia, which flared right into a significant foreign concern in 2008, proves that this is often nonetheless a flamable quarter, whose internal dynamics and background deserve a way more complicated appreciation from the broader international.

In The Caucasus, de Waal presents this richer, deeper, and much-needed appreciation, person who finds that the South Caucasus--Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and their many smaller areas, enclaves, and breakaway entities--is a desirable and designated international unto itself. supplying either ancient history and an insightful research of the interval after 1991, de Waal sheds mild on how the zone has been scarred by way of the tumultuous scramble for independence and the 3 significant conflicts that broke out with the tip of the Soviet Union--Nagorny Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The booklet examines the area as a huge power manufacturer and exporter; deals a compelling account of the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the increase of Mikheil Saakashvili, and the August 2008 warfare; and considers the failure of the South Caucasus, up to now, to develop into a unmarried plausible zone. moreover, the ebook incorporates a dozen or so "boxes" which offer short snapshots of such interesting part issues because the Kurds, Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, the merchandising of the zone because the "Soviet Florida," and the main well-known of all Georgians, Stalin.

The Caucasus promises a vibrantly written and well timed account of this turbulent area, one who will turn out vital for all fascinated about international politics. it really is, to boot, a stimulating learn for armchair tourists and for somebody excited by far-flung corners of the world.

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Download E-books The Multilateral Dimension in Russian Foreign Policy (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series) PDF

This e-book examines where of multilateralism in Russia’s international coverage and Russia’s engagement with multilateral associations. through the post-Soviet interval, either Yeltsin and Putin regularly professed a deep attachment to the rules of multilateralism. although, multilateralism as a price, idea, process or normal phenomenon in Russian international coverage has hitherto been ignored through students, seldom assessed in its personal correct or from a comparative standpoint. This e-book fills that hole, combining wider conceptual views at the position of multilateralism in Russian overseas coverage inspiration and motion with distinctive empirical case reports of Russian engagement on the worldwide, transatlantic and eu degrees, and likewise in Russia’s neighborhood atmosphere. It examines Russia’s function and courting with the UN, NATO, G8, ecu, OSCE, Arctic Council, Eurasian monetary neighborhood, Commonwealth of self sustaining States, Shanghai Cooperation association and Collective safeguard Treaty association, masking quite a lot of factor parts together with nuclear non-proliferation and alternate. all through, it considers the political, financial and protection pursuits that form Russia’ overseas kin, belief of multilateralism and job in multilateral settings. total, this ebook is a crucial source for someone attracted to Russian overseas coverage and its function in diplomacy extra typically.

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Download E-books Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin, 1939-53 (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

By Timothy Johnston

Being Soviet adopts a fresh and cutting edge method of the an important years among 1939 and 1953 within the USSR. It addresses of the most important contemporary debates touching on Stalinism: 'what used to be the common sense and language of Soviet power?' and 'how did usual electorate relate to Soviet power?' when it comes to the 1st debate, Timothy Johnston shifts the point of interest clear of Russian nationalism onto Soviet id which, with regards to the surface global, supplied a robust body of reference within the late-Stalin years. 'Sovietness' is explored through the newspapers, motion pictures, performs, and well known song of the period.

Johnston's most vital contribution lies in his novel resolution to the query 'How did traditional electorate relate to Soviet power?' He avoids the present Foucault-inspired emphasis on 'supporters' and 'resistors' of the regime. as an alternative, he argues that almost all Soviet electorate didn't healthy simply into both type. Their dating with Soviet strength used to be outlined through a sequence of sophisticated 'tactics of the habitat' (Kotkin) that enabled them to stick fed, knowledgeable, and entertained in those tough occasions. Being Soviet deals a wealthy and textured dialogue of these daily survival innovations through the rumours, jokes, hairstyles, tune tastes, sexual relationships, and political campaigns of the period. each one bankruptcy finishes via exploring what this daily behaviour tells us concerning the collective mentalite of Stalin-era society.

Being Soviet makes a speciality of where of england and the US inside Soviet id; their evolution from wartime allies to chilly struggle enemies performed a necessary function in redefining what it intended to be Soviet in Stalin's final years.

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence (Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence) PDF

By Robert W. Pringle

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the single quantity that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and the way its operations have impacted Russian background. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial interval to the current focusing in maximum aspect on chilly battle espionage circumstances and the Putin-era intelligence community.

This is completed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over six hundred cross-referenced entries on espionage innovations, different types of brokers, an important operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple brokers. This booklet is a wonderful entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and an individual desirous to recognize extra in regards to the Russian Intelligence.

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Download E-books Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan PDF

By Kelly M. McMann

How do contributors choose to workout their democratic rights? This publication argues that they first check their fiscal autonomy, which means their skill to make a dwelling self sustaining of presidency specialists. prior to members give some thought to even if their assets and organizational skills are sufficient to behave on their pursuits, they calculate the chance of political activism to their livelihood. this can be relatively obvious in areas of the realm the place states monopolize the economic climate and hence can without difficulty harass activists at their offices. financial autonomy hyperlinks capitalism and democracy via members' calculations approximately activism. debts of activists' judgements approximately setting up self sufficient media, best political businesses, and working for workplace and outlines of presidency harassment in Russia and Kyrgyzstan, besides examples from such a lot areas of the area, illustrate those arguments. monetary autonomy and the interplay between democratic rights support clarify the worldwide proliferation of hybrid regimes, governments that reveal either democratic and authoritarian features.

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Download E-books The Baltic Nations and Europe: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century PDF

By John Hiden

Of all of the Soviet Union's topic nationalities, the 3 Baltic republics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have been the main decided and top organised in seizing the possibilities created by means of glasnost and perestroika to win freedom from Moscow's grip.
At the time of first ebook, in 1991, the ultimate portion of the ebook used to be speculative. Now for this revised variation, the authors have supplied a brand new ultimate bankruptcy which brings the tale modern -- and the 3 republics to political independence again.

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Download E-books Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post--Cold War Order (Boston Review Originals) PDF

The present clash in Ukraine has spawned the main critical difficulty among Russia and the West because the finish of the chilly warfare. It has undermined eu safeguard, raised questions on NATO's destiny, and positioned an finish to 1 of the main formidable tasks of U.S. international coverage -- construction a partnership with Russia. It additionally threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on concerns starting from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And within the absence of direct negotiations, either side is having a bet that political and fiscal strain will strength the opposite to blink first. stuck during this risky online game of chook, the West can't have the funds for to lose sight of the significance of sturdy family members with Russia.

This e-book places the clash in ancient standpoint by means of interpreting the evolution of the obstacle and assessing its implications either for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's kinfolk with the West extra commonly. specialists within the diplomacy of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer in actual fact exhibit what's at stake in Ukraine, explaining the major monetary, political, and safeguard demanding situations and customers for overcoming them. in addition they talk about old precedents, caricature most probably results, and suggest regulations for shielding U.S.-Russia family sooner or later. In doing so, they supply a complete and available research of a clash whose effects can be felt for a few years to come.

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Download E-books Exploitation, Resettlement, Mass Murder: Political and Economic Planning for German Occupation Policy in the Soviet Union, 1940-1941 (War and Genocide) PDF

By Alex J. Kay

confident sooner than the onset of Operation "Barbarossa" in June 1941 of either the benefit, with which the crimson military will be defeated and the possibility that the Soviet Union may cave in, the Nazi regime envisaged a thorough and far-reaching profession coverage which might lead to the political, fiscal and racial reorganization of the occupied Soviet territories and produce in regards to the deaths of 'x million humans' via a unsleeping coverage of hunger. This examine strains the step by step improvement of high-level making plans for the profession coverage within the Soviet territories over a twelve-month interval and establishes the level to which many of the political and monetary plans have been compatible.

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