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Problems of Post-Communism
Editor: Dmitry Gorenburg, Harvard University
Associate Editor for Central Europe & the Balkans: Sherrill Stroschein, University College London
Associate Editor for Asia: Martin Dimitrov, Tulane University

The post-communist countries are the most rapidly changing societies of Europe and Asia. For insight into this twenty-first century revolution, there is no better source than Problems of Post-Communism. Emphasis is placed on timely research covering current economic, political, security, and international developments and trends in Russia and China, Central Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Clarity and readability make the articles fully accessible to researchers, policy makers, and students alike.

For online submissions, author and reviewer guidelines, special issue proposals, and more, visit the editorial office website at www.problemsofpostcommunism.org

Published in association with the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.

ISI Impact Factor 2012: 0.353

ISI Ranking in Political Science 2012: 124/157

"Problems of Post-Communism is an unparalleled teaching tool. Its articles, written by some of our best experts in the field, are timely, insightful, and clear. Most important for me in considering them for classroom adoption has been the fact that these articles are presented in a style that is accessible to my students." -- Philip G. Roeder, University of California, San Diego

"What impresses me about Problems of Post-Communism is that it is the place where the academy and the policy community meet. Like its predecessor, it brings serious research on the postcommunist world to a broad audience in a timely and lucid manner." -- Eugene Huskey, Stetson University

"One of the most relevant and readable foreign affairs journals for both policymakers and scholars following the ongoing transitions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Problems of Post-Communism helps officials keep current and maintain a dialogue on scholarly research and thinking on a wide range of critical issues." -- Ken Roberts, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

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Editorial Board
Joanna Regulska, Rutgers University; James Richter, Bates College; Edward Schatz, University of Toronto; Elizabeth Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Table of Contents
March-April 2014
Vol. 61 No. 02

Putin's Uneasy Return and Hybrid Regime Stability: The 2012 Russian Election Studies Survey
Despite the tumult associated with the national elections of 2011 and 2012, Putin's regime retains broad and deep connections with the electorate, but ominous signs of erosion portend bigger problems despite the coercive force and other resources at the authorities disposal.
Timothy J. Colton and Henry E. Hale 3
The Remasculinization of Russia? Gender, Nationalism, and the Legitimation of Power Under Vladimir Putin
One factor contributing to the Putin regime's popularity is its remasculinization of Russia by creating attractive images of national masculinity and attributing masculine characteristics to the country, while the opposition seeks to counteract this activity.
Oleg Riabov and Tatiana Riabova 23
Dedovshchina After the Reform: Ethnicity as a Justification for Violence in the Russian Army
Because the reduction of service length in the Russian army since 2008 did not eradicate bullying, officials and media regard it as the result of growing ethnic tensions in the barracks. This justification contributes to the stigmatization of North Caucasian draftees.
Françoise Daucé 36
Media Capture in Post-Communist Ukraine: Actors, Methods, and Conditions
Despite relatively progressive laws on the books, Ukrainian media have been "captured" by the state and by private business owners who use their outlets in pursuit of political ends.
Natalya Ryabinska 46
Will Cheap Russian Gas Save Ukraine?
Although Russia's agreements with Ukraine on lower gas prices may sound promising, they cannot solve Ukraine s economic predicament in the long term.
Margarita M. Balmaceda 61
Editor's Note: Welcome to Martin Dimitrov
Incoming Associate Editor for Asia at Problems of Post-Communism


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