Books

12 September 2018
Inside Russia’s Conspiracy Machine

A new book explores how conspiracy thinking migrated from the margins of Russia’s public sphere to the very core of the country’s political discourse. From openDemocracy.

By Maxim Alyukov
 
Miroslav Miskovic
10 September 2018
Citizen Miskovic Premium

Miroslav Miskovic’s life has played out like a soap opera. But his autobiography reads like a self-help manual – and a condemnation of Serbian politics.

By Uffe Andersen
 
5 September 2018
Transforming Tajikistan

A new book focuses on Tajik society’s turn to Islam as a means of coping with disorder. From openDemocracy.

By Edward Lemon
 
7 August 2018
Between Polesie and the Cosmos: Diary of Escape Becomes a Hit in Belarus Premium

Wake up! A postmodern Thoreau urges his fast-growing fan club.

By Olga Bubich
 
26 June 2018
South Slavic Family Secrets Premium

Goran Vojnovic is compelled to write on ‘how unbearably easily politics reaches into the intimacy of the family, how it tears it apart.’

By Uffe Andersen
 
22 May 2018
Tirana Pyramid Slated for Dramatic Makeover Premium

The former museum honoring dictator Hoxha will become a hip space for digital learning and creativity.

 
15 May 2018
The Politics of Police Reform
According to a new book, destabilising episodes of violence and an experienced civil society sector are key parts of building consensus for police reform. From openDemocracy.
By Alexander Kupatadze
 
5 April 2018
A Moscow Apartment House, Possessed by History Premium
Czarist tycoons, revolutionary artists, and Soviet squatters all feature in Russian scholar Dmitry Oparin’s new book.
By Vladimir Kozolov
 
Lenin 100
16 January 2018
1917: The Year Russia Fell Apart Premium
Two new books trace revolutionary Russia from its birth amid the wreckage of the old order to its apocalyptic demise.
By Theodore R. Weeks
 
19 December 2017
Revisiting Europe’s Muslim Heartland Premium

In their new book, two French scholars provide valuable insights on Balkan history over the past 200 years.

By John K. Cox
 

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