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1380Conf.: Phantom Borders in East Central Europe, EUV Frankfurt/O. 14.-15.11.2013

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  • Andreas Umland
    Nov 6, 2013
      "Phantom Borders in the Political Behaviour and Electoral Geography in East Central Europe"

      November 14-15, 2013
      European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) and Collegium Polonicum, Słubice

      Program (October 31, 2013)

      A conference of the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, in cooperation with the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION, the European University Viadrina, the Collegium Polonicum, the Université Paris 8 and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.


      Thursday, November 14
      European University Viadrina, Senatssaal, Große Scharrnstr. 59, 15230 Frankfurt/Oder

      09:15    Welcome address
      Gunter Pleuger (President of the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)
      Kerstin Schoor (Head of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION)

      09:30    Opening
      Béatrice von Hirschhausen (Head of the Phantom Borders Research Project)
      Sabine von Löwis (Research Fellow of the Phantom Borders Research Project)

      10:00-10:45 Keynote Speech

      Vladimir Kolossov (Moscow)
      Phantom Borders: Methodological Approaches and an Attempt of Classification

      10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

      11:00-13:30 Panel 1: Phantom Borders in Electoral Behaviour at Different Scales

      Chair: Timm Beichelt (Frankfurt/Oder)

      Ionel Boamfă, Gabriel Camară, Alina Munteanu (Iaşi)
      National and Regional Patterns and Breaks in the Voting Behaviour of European Electors

      Martin Šimon, Tomáš Kostelecký (Prague)
      Measuring Phantom Borders: The Case of Czech/ Czechoslovakian Electoral Geography

      Viktor Putrenko (Kiev)
      Spatial Relationships of Electoral Behaviour and Phantom Borders in Ukraine

      Jarosław Jańczak (Frankfurt/Oder, Poznań)
      Phantom Borders and Electoral Behaviour in Poland at Regional and Local Level. Historical Legacies and their Influence on Contemporary Politics
      Discussion of the Papers in Panel 1 by Tomasz Zarycki (Warsaw)

      13:30-15:00 Lunch

      15:00-17:50 Panel 2: (Geo) Political Images and Phantom Borders

      Chair: Andreas Umland (Kyiv)

      Antje Schlottmann, Roger Baars (Frankfurt/Main)
      Regional Governance and the "Phantom Region" Mitteldeutschland. The Political Dimension of Spatial Concepts

      Anna Zadora (Strasbourg)
      The Phantom Borders between Belarusians and Poles: History, Mental and Political Controversial Border

      15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

      Dimitrii Sidorov (Long Beach/California, London)
      Phantom Geopolitics of Russia's Border with Europe

      Thomas Serrier (Frankfurt/Oder, Paris)
      Prisoners of History? West European Imaginations of East Central European Phantom Borders

      Discussion of the Papers in Panel 2 by Judith Miggelbrink (Leipzig)

      Friday, November 15
      Collegium Polonicum, Room 13, Ul. Kościuszki 1, 69-100 Słubice

      09:15    Welcome address
      Krzysztof Wojciechowski (Director of Administration, Collegium Polonicum, Słubice)

      09:30-12:00 Panel 3: Cultural, Historical, Ethnic and Social Backgrounds of Electoral Phantom Borders

      Chair: Jarosław Jańczak (Frankfurt/Oder, Poznań)

      Tomasz Zarycki (Warsaw)
      The Electoral Geography of Poland: Between Stable Spatial Structures and their Changing Interpretations

      Andreea Zamfira (Bucharest, Brussels)
      The Transposition of Different Ethnic and Interethnic Contexts into Different Patterns of Voting Behaviour

      Patrik Tátrai, Balázs Szabó (Budapest)
      Cultural Background and Regional Differences of Voting Behaviour in Slovakia - 1992-2012

      10:30-10:50 Coffee Break

      Discussion of the Papers in Panel 3 by Kai Olaf Lang (Berlin)

      12:00-13:30 Lunch

      13:30-16:00 Panel 4: Phantom Borders in Economic, Social and Political Behaviour

      Chair: Werner Benecke (Frankfurt / Oder)

      Anna Borowczak, Michał Dolata (Poznań)
      Relict Boundaries as Economic and Political Behaviour Differentiation Factor in Wielkopolskie Voivodeship (Poland)

      Zdeněk Kučera, Pavel Chromý (Prague)
      Territorial Identity of Czechia's Borderland and its Changes during 20th Century

      Henry Rammelt (Lyon)
      Did Recent Common History Level Social Mobilization within Romania? A Comparative Analysis of Mobilization throughout Romanian Regions with Unequal Indicators of Social Capital

      Saida Sirazhudinova (Rostov)
      Political and Electoral Behaviour in Russia

      Discussion of the Papers in Panel 4 by Kai Struve (Halle)

      16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

      16:30-18:00 Final Discussion: Vladimir Kolossov, Tomasz Zarycki, Kai-Olaf Lang, Thomas Serrier (Chair), Jaroslaw Jancak (Chair)

      Conference Language: English

      For more information concerning the project, see www.phantomgrenzen.de