CEU Press Publication Wins Best Foreign Monograph on Belarus Title

October 20, 2015

Margarita Balmaceda's Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus’ Impending Crisis was named the Best Foreign Monograph on Belarus at the 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies, held on October 2-4, in Kaunas, Lithuania. In the book, published by CEU Press in 2014, Balmaceda, professor at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, looks at the sources of stability and instability in post-Soviet authoritarian states through the case study of President Lukashenka’s firm hold on power in Belarus. In particular, she seeks to understand the role of energy relations, policies, and discourses in the maintenance of this power.

For more information, see http://ceupress.com/books/html/LivingTheHighLifeInMinsk.htm