International Summer School - “Post-Soviet Governance: Theories, Actors, Cases”


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

International Summer School

“Post-Soviet Governance: Theories, Actors, Cases”

Dates & Venue: 12-22 July 2018 / Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

 

Organised by the Institute for European Studies (IFES) of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder (EUV) in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek;

Financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The aim of the summer course is to examine how post-Soviet states function from a comparative perspective. We will start with historical and political contexts by scrutinizing how the common Soviet legacy affected relations between the state and the economy. We will focus next on such questions as how post-Soviet political regimes are understood and theoretically conceptualised. Comparing regional variations in post-Soviet trajectories, we will study such questions as which actors can be identified in governance processes, how they are connected as well as how they compete for power and legitimacy. Specific issues include the phenomenon of colour revolutions, organised crime and corruption. The curriculum combines a range of case studies from the post-Soviet regions with group work discussions and simulation exercises.

ELIGIBILITY

The summer school is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students of political science, international relations, sociology and other related areas living and studying in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Germany.

PROGRAM COSTS

There is no fee for participation in the summer school. Accommodation expenses are covered by the DAAD. Travel costs for students travelling from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are also covered by the DAAD. Participants from Germany will receive a lump sum of 750 euro to finance their travel expenses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit the following documents in one PDF file to summerschooldaad@gmail.com :

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of Interest outlining the reasons for applying and addressing the question of how the theme of the summer school will contribute to your own research and/or professional activities
  • Transcript of Grades

Deadline for application is 8 April 2018. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Kontaktperson: Daria Isachenko, 
E-Mail: Isachenko@europa-uni.de