UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



The FRINGE Series is published by UCL Press

The aim of the FRINGE Series is to integrate elusive subjects (‘fringe’) within the the discipline of Area Studies into existing research agendas (centre). Our belief is that reconceptualising the fringe-centre relationship can contribute to breaking down the implicit dichotomy these terms currently represent. ‘Problematising the fringe-centre relationship’ in this context means seeking insight into the complexity of particular contexts, on the one hand, and mastery of discipline-based analysis, on the other.

Editorial board 

Tomas Cvrcek…

Tomas Cvrcek
Lecturer in Economics
SSEES, University College London


Alena Ledeneva…

Alena Ledeneva
Professor of Politics and Society
SSEES, University College London


Eric Gordy…

Eric Gordy
Senior Lecturer in Southeast European Politics
SSEES, University College London


Maria Rubins
Senior Lecturer in Russian Literature
SSEES, University College London

 Peter Zusi
Lecturer in Czech with Slovak Literature
SSEES, University College London


The FRINGE Series is published by UCL Press

UCL Press is the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK. It seeks to use modern technologies and 21st-century means of publishing/dissemination radically to change the prevailing models for the publication of research outputs. Grounded in the Open Science/Open Scholarship agenda, UCL Press will seek to make its published outputs available to a global audience, irrespective of their ability to pay, because UCL believes that this is the best way to tackle global Grand Challenges such as poverty, disease, hunger.