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...

  2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research University of Salzburg, 13 & 14 September 2018   The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg (CEPR) organizes an annual conference since 2013. These conferences are interdisciplinary and open to all interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers. They aim to bring together current research...

School of Advanced Study, Senate House London 21-22 June 2018 The Global Decolonization Workshop (GDW) is a new collaboration between the School of Advanced Study (University of London) and New York University.  It seeks to forge a global forum for knowledge exchange in the interdisciplinary field of decolonization studies.  This series was launched at the University of London in Paris (ULIP) in...

Racial and ethnic groups are groups that share a familiar racial or ethnic identity. Whilst the terms “race” and “ethnicity” are often used interchangeably, they have slightly distinctive meanings. Racial groups are groups determined by the presence of real or imaginary biological diversity between groups, such as skin color. While people may or may not identify or classify with...

On October 15, 2017, the presidential elections took place in Kyrgyzstan and on November 24 the new President took office. For the first time the transfer of power and change of the president followed regular and peaceful proceedings unlike in 2005 and 2010 when the governments were ousted by revolutions. Former President, Almazbek Atambayev, after serving his six-year term, just left the post...

The aim of this study is to analyze the rural-urban migration trend and its consequences within the theoretical framework of constructivism. Since regaining independence, the internal migration pattern in Azerbaijan can be divided into three stages. The dissolution of the Soviet Union later followed by the escalation of a territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, which...

As within the few years after the World War II the USSR firmly established its hegemony over the newly socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, the processes going on in Moscow necessarily echoed in all of them. Thus, when the new party elite headed by Nikita Khrushchev initiated a reversal of most of specifically Stalinist policies, Warsaw and Budapest, Sofia and Prague were supposed to proceed in...

AU is happy to announce the selection of courses for the summer 2018 is now open.  This year AU offers 74 courses in English and 2 courses in Danish at Bachelor’s level or Master’s level within the following academic areas: Business Economics and Management, Communication, Culture and Society, Health, Law, Political Science, Science and Technology. Term I July 3rd – 20th July...

Organizer: Network of European Studies, Prof. Juhana Aunesluoma (NES Research Director) Dates: 7-23 August 2018 Credits: 5 ECTS   Target students: This course examines the populist spectacle from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, critically engaging with the most prevalent understandings of the term and encouraging students to think of its representations in a new light....

The University of Tartu Narva College and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies invite young scholars to the Narva XVIII International Student Research Conference «Neglecting the borders: Dimensions of EU-RUS relations» to be held on 19-21 April, 2018. You are welcome to take part in academic discussions led by students and young scholars in the EU-Russia border town of Narva. If you are...

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