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CfA: Changing Europe Summer School, Moscow 29.7.-5.8.12 (31.3.)

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  • Andreas Umland
    Call for Applications - 7th Changing Europe Summer School “Central Eastern Europe and the CIS between post-socialist path-dependence, Europeanization and
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      Call for Applications - 7th Changing Europe Summer School

      “Central Eastern Europe and the CIS between post-socialist path-dependence, Europeanization and globalization”

      National Research University - Higher School of Economics
      & Research Centre for East European Studies (University of Bremen)

      Moscow, 29 July – 05 August 2012

      The topic: The Summer School wants to look at the development of those
      countries, which until the end of the 1980s were part of the socialist
      world. Even after more than 20 years since the end of socialism many
      scholars still see a dominance of post-socialist path-dependences in the
      political, economic and societal developments of these countries. At
      the same time the Central Eastern European states, which have joined the
      EU, have undergone a strong process of Europeanization  and it can be
      argued that the EU in various ways  has also had an impact on
      developments in the post-Soviet countries, most of which are united in
      the CIS. In addition all countries are subjected to a multitude of
      pressures  resulting from the ongoing process of globalization, ranging
      from financial crises to cultural exchanges.

      We invite young academics working on the role of post-socialist path-dependence,
      Europeanization and Globalization in the countries of Central Eastern
      Europe and the former Soviet Union to apply to the 7th Changing Europe
      Summer School.

      The Summer School: Each year the Changing Europe Summer School brings together about 20  young academics (i.e. mainly doctoral students from disciplines like sociology, political science,
      economics, social anthropology, law, geography and history) working on
      issues related to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Participation
      in the Summer School gives them a chance to discuss their research
      projects and to become better integrated into the international academic

      The core of the Summer School consists of the
      presentation of doctoral research projects and their discussion with
      senior researchers of international repute in their respective fields.
      In addition, there will be several sessions with experts on funding,
      access to information, publication strategies and policy consulting. The
      sessions will be framed by lectures and excursions as well as other
      activities designed to give participants the opportunity to socialize
      and establish contacts. Selected contributions to the Summer School will
      be published in an edited volume in English. The participants will be
      invited to join our alumni network.

      Paper proposals: Paper proposals must be based on original doctoral research projects and may
      not exceed 1000 words. They must be drafted in English and must connect
      an empirical question with a theoretical approach and concept in order
      to be accepted. An international review panel will assess the papers for
      the conference in an anonymous review process (for more information
      about the reviewers, see www.changing-europe.de). The deadline for receipt of paper proposals is 31 March 2012. Please submit your proposal according to the guidelines at

      Costs: Funding by the organizer covers participation fees and accommodation (double rooms in students’ hall of
      residence). Participants will have to cover their travel costs themselves.

      Location: National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

      Information: More information about the Changing Europe Summer Schools is available at

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