Publikationshinweis: Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space - From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine

Felix Jaitner, Tina Olteanu und Tobias Spöri haben ein Buch zu Krisen im post-sowjetischen Raum verfasst und herausgegeben.

Das Buch widmet sich krisenhaften Entwicklungen im post-Sowjetischen Raum seit dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion 1992. In 15 Kapiteln werden verschiedene Krisenfelder, beispielsweise ökonomische Ungleichheit oder die Stabilität autoritärer Regime, von einem internationalen AutorInnen-Team diskutiert und in den regionalen Kontext gestellt. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf den Entwicklungen in Russland und der Ukraine.

Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space: From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine
Felix Jaitner, Tina Olteanu und Tobias Spöri (Hg.)
2018, 270 Seiten
ISBN: 9780815377245

Zusammenfassung des Buches (in englischer Sprache)

The breakup of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new states and territorial conflicts of different levels of intensity. Scrutinising the post‐Soviet period, this volume offers explanations for both the frequency and the intensity of crises in the region.

This book argues that the societies which emerged in the post-Soviet space share characteristic features, and that the instability and conflict-prone nature of the Soviet Union’s successor states can be explained by analysing the post-independence history of the region and linking it to the emergence of overlapping economic, political and violent crises (called 'Intersecting Crises Phenomena’). Transformation itself is shown to be a decisive process and, while acknowledging specific national and regional characteristics and differences, the authors demonstrate its shared impact. This comparison across countries and over time presents patterns of crisis and crisis management common to all the successor states. It disentangles the process, highlighting the multifaceted features of post-Soviet crises and draws upon the concept of crisis to determine the tipping points of post-Soviet development.

Especially useful for scholars and students dealing with the Soviet successor states, this book should also prove interesting to those researching in the fields of communist and post‐communist Studies, Eurasian politics, international relations and peace and conflict studies.

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