Dilemmas of «post-imperial transit»

Dilemmas of «post-imperial transit»

Shishkov V.V.,

Cand. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), assistant professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, fh55@mail.ru

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For citation:

Shishkov V.V. Dilemmas of «post-imperial transit». – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 4. P. 163-167. (In Russ.)


This review of Ye.Yu. Meleshkina’s book – Е.Ю. Мелешкина. Формирование новых государств в Восточной Европе. М., 2012, 251 с. (Ye.Yu. Meleshkina. Formation of New States in East Europe) – presents reflections on methods of comparative political studies of state sovereignty, of empires’ politics, as well as on significance of imperial heritage in contemporary post-Soviet states’ political processes. In the reviewer’s opinion, the research under consideration can become starting point in comprehending political processes in the republics of the former Soviet Union, not excluding Russia itself. Considered are the principal theses and conclusions of the reviewed publication.

state sovereignty; the post-Soviet space; East Europe; empires; periphery.

Content No. 4, 2013

See also:

Tinguy de A.,
Out of Empire: the Burden of Inheritance. – Polis. Political Studies. 2008. No6

Shevtzova L.F.,
Eastern Europe: Moment of Truth Yet to Come. – Polis. Political Studies. 1991. No1

Zabelin A.V., Kashenko T.L., Mironov V.A., Prasolov D.S., Ostrovidova E.Yu.,
East Europe-91: Adaptation and Transformation of State Structures. – Polis. Political Studies. 1991. No5

SOCIUM AND POWER: POST-SOVIET EXPANSE. – Polis. Political Studies. 2001. No4

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