Call for Papers A conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Central and Eastern European Politics Political Leaders in Central and Eastern Europe: Roles, Actions and Consequences 19-21 April 2018  Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca (Romania)   The political leadership lies at the origin of most transformations in democracies today, e.g. policies, institutional gridlocks, radicalization. An...

The accession of the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe was, since the adoption of Copenhagen criteria in 1993, contingent upon fulfilling various obligations, which included, along with adopting an extensive set of the European legislation known as acquis communitaire, achieving progress on such dimensions as a functioning democracy, rule of law, and the ability to undertake obligations of an EU...

Scholarship program in Poland for researchers from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and the Caucasus.  The program is offered by Warsaw University but scholarships may be realised also in other universities and schools in Poland.  The Scholarship Program for Young Scholars was started in 2003 and is addressed to candidates from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and...

Azerbaijan is a predominantly Muslim country. According to, The World Factbook 2015, 96.9 percent of the population is Muslims. Shia Muslims make approximately 85 percent while Sunni 15 percent of total Muslim population. The rest of the residents (around 3%) is made up of mostly Christians and Jews, as well as representatives of non-traditional sects (Krishnaism, etc.). Thus, the Shiites form the majority...

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