"This is a marvellous resource. It's a wide-ranging collection incorporating many pivotal publications focusing on Russia in the last two decades. It brings together a wide range of readings focusing on Russian politics, foreign policy, economy and society from a very diverse range of sources. Contemporary Russia is never simple to decipher, but this volume goes a long way towards demystifying the complex processes behind its multifaceted transformation. It's a must-read." - Luke March, University of Edinburgh These volumes provide a careful selection of articles and texts that offer scholarly depth on individual topics but also impressive breadth in the range of subjects and intellectual approaches covered. The result is a distinct and valuable reference resource for all those involved in teaching and studying the transformation of Russia and its foreign relations. Dr. Roy Allison University Lecturer in the International Relations of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, University of Oxford, Fellow, St. Antony's College
About the Author
Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, and also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. He was chief editor of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics until 2011, and is currently coeditor of the Journal of Eurasian Studies. His recent publications include Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe (with Roy Allison and Margot Light, 2006), Understanding Russian Politics (2011), Developments in Central and East European Politics 5 (coedited, 2013) and Developments in Russian Politics 8 (coedited, 2014). He is currently working on the implications of EU and NATO enlargement for Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, and on changes in the political elite over the Putin and Medvedev presidencies. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.