New publications

New publications

Georges Mink, Laure Neumayer (eds.): History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2013, 288 pp., ISBN: 978-0-230-35433-3

Twenty years after the end of communism, the history of Central and Eastern Europe still sparks intense discussions in the former Soviet bloc, as contested memories, primarily about communist repression and WWII, are relived. This volume goes beyond the state-centred approach that so often characterises the study of memory-issues in post-communist countries and highlights two…

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Tina Burrett: Television and Presidential Power in Putin’s Russia. London: Routledge 2013, 300 pp., ISBN: 978-0-415-83814-6

As a new president takes power in Russia, this book provides an analysis of the changing relationship between control of Russian television media and presidential power during the tenure of President Vladimir Putin. It argues that the conflicts within Russia’s political and economic elites, and President Putin’s attempts to rebuild the Russian state after its…

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