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Richard Sakwa
Richard Sakwa
(born 1953) is Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. He writes books about Russian and Eastern European communist and post-communist politics.


1 Career 2 Criticism of his books 3 Published works

3.1 Books

4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Sakwa is currently Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. From 2001 to 2007 he was also the head of the University's Politics and International Relations department. He has published on Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs, and has written and edited several books and articles on the subject.[1][2] Sakwa was also a participant of Valdai Discussion Club, an Associate Fellow of the Russia
and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Law and Public Policy in Moscow and a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.[1] Criticism of his books[edit] His book Frontline Ukraine, interprets Russian military intervention in Ukraine as a reaction by Russia
to eastwards expansion of NATO.[3] The book was criticised by Ukrainian-British academic Taras Kuzio who criticised Sakwa for his pro- Russia
bias and lack of expertise on Ukraine.[4] Published works[edit] Books[edit]

Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (I B Tauris, 2015) ISBN 978-1-78453-064-8 The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011). [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 978-0-521-76842-9 (hbk); ISBN 978-0-521-14522-0 (pbk)] Communism in Russia: An Interpretative Essay (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. vii + 167. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 978-0-333-60679-7 paperback]

Russian edition: to be published in Russian by Rosspen.

The Quality of Freedom: Putin, Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Affair (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 426. ISBN 978-0-19-921157-9 Putin: Russia’s Choice, fully revised and updated 2nd edn (London and New York, Routledge, 2008), pp. 388. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 978-0-415-40765-6 (hbk); ISBN 978-0-415-40766-3 (pbk); ISBN 978-0-203-93193-6 (ebk)] Russian Politics and Society, Fourth Edition, completely rewritten and reorganised (London and New York, Routledge, 2008), pp. 585. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 0-415-41527-6 (hbk), ISBN 0-415-41528-4 (pbk), ISBN 0-203-93125-4 (ebk); ISBN 978-0-415-41527-9 (hbk), ISBN 978-0-415-41528-6 (pbk), ISBN 978-0-203-93125-7 (ebk)]

Putin: El Elegido de Rusia (Madrid, Ediciones Folio, S.A., 2005). ISBN 84-413-2251-1

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, in the Routledge Sources in History series, General Editor: David Welch, Professor of Modern History, UKC (London, Routledge, 1999), pp.xxi + 521. [ISBN (hbk) 0-415-12289; (pbk) 0-415-12290-2] A book of annotated documents charting the political and moral trajectory of communism in the USSR. Postcommunism, in the series Concepts in the Social Sciences, General Editor Frank Parkin (Buckingham and Philadelphia, Open University Press, 1999), pp. 144. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 0-335-20058-3 (hbk); ISBN 0-335-20057-5 (pbk)] Translated into Portuguese as O Pós-comunismo (Lisbon, Instituto Piaget, 2001), pp. 203. ISBN 972-771-443-9. Spanish translation went to press in September 2004. Soviet Politics in Perspective, Second fully reworked edition of Soviet Politics: An Introduction (London, Routledge, October 1998), pp. xiii + 355. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 0-415-16992-5 (hbk); ISBN 0-415-07153-4 (pbk)] Gorbachev and His Reforms, 198590 (London, Philip Allan/Simon and Schuster, October 1990; Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, February 1991), pp. xiv + 459. [0-86003-423-2 (hbk); 0-86003-723-1 (pbk)] Soviet Politics: An Introduction (London and New York, Routledge, June 1989), pp. xvi + 356. [[[International Standard Book NumberISBN]] 0-415-00505-1 (hbk); ISBN 0-415-00506-X (pbk)] Soviet Communists in Power: A Study of Moscow During the Civil War, 191821 (London, Macmillan, July 1988; New York, St Martins, 1988), pp. xxii + 342. [0-333-39847-5]


^ a b "Professor Richard Sakwa". University of Kent. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.  ^ Richard Sakwa, ed. (2005). Chechnya: From Past to Future. Anthem Press. ISBN 978-1-84331-164-5.  ^ Whitmore, Brian (3 June 2016). "The Morning Vertical, June 3, 2016". RFE/RL. Retrieved 25 June 2016.  ^ Kuzio, Taras (21 June 2016). "When an academic ignores inconvenient facts". New Eastern Europe. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 275465180 LCCN: n87839860 ISNI: 0000 0001 1041 4117 GND: 13407565X SUDOC: 029349761 BNF: cb1209