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Foreword by Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor (2nd Issue Editor)

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1I am pleased to introduce to you our second issue.  

2This publication explores police transformations in post-Communist societies.

3This issue includes an overview of police reforms in Central and Eastern Europe by Marina Caparini and Otwin Marenin, an article devoted to reforms in Ukrainian militia by Adrian Beck, a contribution of Maria Los exploring several aspects of the privatization of th state security apparatus in Poland and finally an article written by Nikolai Petrov offering an analysis of  elites changes in the spatial organisation of the Russian power ministries as they were affected by the federal reform (please read Gilles Favarel-Garrigues’ presentation of these contributions in the next document).

4The issue also presents a number of reviews of recent French, Russian and English books:

  • Anne Wuilleumier reviews (in French) a collective book edited by Gilles Favarel-Garrigues linked to this issue’s topic;

  • David Betz  reviews  Knoph’s book  “Civilian control of the Russian state forces”;

  • Anna Lebedev reviews a book titled “Armiia I Ia“ : a collection of documents gathered by Soldiers’ mothers organization in Saint Petersburg;

  • Elena Zdravomyslova reviews a book written by Amy Caiazza on the role of gender and citizenship ideologies in contemporary Russia;

  • the  book reviewed by Amandine Regamey (“My byli na etikh  voinakh”) is part of a research project led by Iakov Gordin on the history of the Russian-Caucasian wars of the 19h and 20th centuries. This book is the first one about the 20th century.

  • Youri Vavokhine reviews a recent book by ethnologist Ekaterina Yefimova on the prison as a "marginal" subculture, as well as the Russian criminal tatoo encyclopedia.

5Many thanks to all who contributed to this issue !  

6We look forward to hearing from readers and potential contributors to future issues. Please consult the pipss web page for deadlines, style guidelines and other information for contributors.

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« Foreword by Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor (2nd Issue Editor) », The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies [Online], Issue 2 | 2005, Online since 04 May 2005, connection on 20 April 2018. URL :

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