Studies of Transition States and Societies

’Studies of Transition States and Societies’ (STSS) is a fast-growing open-access interdisciplinary journal for the study of transition societies. Published since 2009 it is already indexed in Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, ProQuest, Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) and the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA).

STSS aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange between scholars in all major field of the social sciences with emphasis to sociology and political science. The substantive focus of the journal is on the transitional societies, particularly on the societal and political changes in the post-socialist region. Still articles on other regions are considered as well to enrich the debate about transition in social sciences.

The journal is published biannually whereas the spring issue combines articles of political science and papers in sociology are published in the fall. In addition, collections of articles about a common theme or debate are published as special issues.

STSS is published by Institute of Political Science and Governance and Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn University.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF


Ambiguity as a Condition of Possibility: the European Endowment for Democracy and Democracy Promotion in the Caucasus PDF
Simon Tordjman
Quantitative Analysis of Web Content in Support of Qualitative Research. Examples from the Study of Post-Soviet De Facto States PDF
Giorgio Comai
Electoral Violence in Putin´s Russia: Modern Authoritarianism in Practice PDF
Michal Mochtak, Jan Holzer
The Kazakhstani Youth’s Engagement in Politics PDF
Shugyla Kilybayeva, Gulnar Nassimova, Aliya Massalimova

Book Review

Path Dependency and Communal Tolerance in Indonesia PDF
Gde Dwitya Arief Metera
On Stalled Revolutions and Revived Authoritarianism in the Arab World PDF
Alessandro Tinti

ISSN: 1736-8758