Fwd: New book series: Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe


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Fwd: Book: Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet
Eurasia and Eastern Europe


From: Gerard Greenway <gerard.greenway@gbmis.gbhap.com>
 
BOOK SERIES - Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia &
E. Europe
 
>From Harwood Academic Publishers,
publishers of the Postcommunist States and Nations series,
and the Association for the Study of Nationalities,
 
a new international book series. . .
 
NATIONS, STATES AND IDENTITIES
in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe
 
Edited by
Professor David R. Marples, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr Bhavna Davé, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
 
The series will explore the various aspects of the political,
economic, and security challenges in post-Soviet Eurasia (the
territories of the former Soviet Union) and Eastern Europe, analyzing
the nexus between the nascent state institutions, the international
system, and the local social structures.
 
The collapse of the Communist bloc in 1989-91 and the continuing
integration of the new political units into the global system have
brought to the fore a vast range of new conflicts and challenges. The
editors envisage a series of books that encompasses political,
socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural issues in the emergent states and
nations of Eurasia and the historical nations of Eastern Europe. In
certain cases the focus may be on postcommunist nationality groups or
autonomous regions rather than nations.
 
The representative themes in the series will include:
 * the rise of radical Islam
 * the nature of ethnic and regional challenges faced by the new
regimes, including the minority question, language policy, and the
legacy of the former Soviet Union
 * the consequences of the unprecedented scale of migration and the
spread of refugees
 * the emergence of presidential authoritarianism, and the alienation
of both legislatures and the citizenry
 * the social tensions rising from stark economic inequalities and
declining health and social systems
 * competition for natural resources, such as the battle for control
of oil and pipelines in the Caspian and Black Sea regions
 * environmental issues and ecological degradation
 * issues arising from the tension between state creation and
self-determination
 
The editors are particularly interested in soliciting work that
contributes to the theoretical literature on any of the various
dimensions of nations and states in post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern
Europe, which also makes an original empirical contribution based on
field research. It is anticipated that some monographs may focus on a
broader theme, while others may be more issue-oriented. Though geared
toward the social sciences, the work of historians is also encouraged.
 
The series will consist of single or coauthored monographs and,
occasionally, edited collections. Only in exceptional cases will work
based on dissertations be published. The series will cater to an
academic audience including students (area specialists as well as
those interested in the particular themes), as well as a broader
audience of policy-makers, the business community, diplomats, and
journalists. Books will average around 175-220 pages in length
(75,000-100,000 words).
 
To submit or discuss a publishing proposal, please contact the editors
 
Professor David R. Marples
Department of History and Classics
University of Alberta
Edmonton
Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada
E-mail: David.Marples@ualberta.ca
 
Dr Bhavna Davé
Department of Political Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom
E-mail: bd4@soas.ac.uk
 
Contact at Harwood Academic
 
Gerard Greenway
Harwood Academic Publishers
PO Box 90
Reading RG1 8JL
United Kingdom
Gerard.Greenway@gbmis.gbhap.com
 
Published by Harwood Academic Publishers with the Association for the
Study of Nationalities.
 
harwood academic publishers
is an imprint of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group
http://www.gbhap.com
 
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