Three former western Soviet republics - Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova - now find themselves torn between the European Union and the increasingly assertive Russia. This volume examines the foreign and domestic policies of these states with an eye to the lasting legacy of Russian domination and the growing attraction of Europe.
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Oliver Schmidtke is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where he also holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. His recent books include "Of States, Rights, and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship, "edited with Saime Ozcurumez (2007, in press) and "Die Einhegung des Anderen. Turkische, polnische und russlanddeutsche Einwanderer in Deutschland, " Klaus Eder and Valentin Rauer, co-authors (2004).
Serhy Yekelchyk is an associate professor of Slavic studies and history and chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. His recent books include "Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination" (2004) and "Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation" (2007)."
"It must be indispensable reading for newcomers, for anybody who is just approaching the region, whether as a student, as a policy-maker, or as a specialist in some other areas interested in comparison." - Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes
"This is an outstanding book that deserves a wide audience of historians, sociologists, political scientists, and specialists in east European and Slavic studies. The essays hang together and speak to some of the most important themes of contemporary politics in the region, politics that have enduring historical relevance." - Slavic Review
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