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Call for participation in the debate: “Can Prospect Theory Explain Russia’s 2014 Annexation of Crimea?” Deadline: 30.9.2021

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Call for participation in debate “Can Prospect Theory Explain Russia’s 2014 Annexation of Crimea?” 30.9.2021
https://www.facebook.com/events/edit/354414236054009

Since 2019, Dr. Julie Fedor (U of Melbourne), Dr. Gergana Dimova (U of Oxford), and Dr. Andreas Umland (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) have been editing a series of special sections on the annexation of Crimea, within the ibidem Press “Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” (JSPPS): www.jspps.eu. See https://www.facebook.com/events/460801681761446. JSPPS is also distributed via Columbia University Press here: https://cup.columbia.edu/series/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society


We invite junior and senior scholars to read, and comment on, the peer-reviewed forthcoming JSPPS paper (of which the text will be provided):


“Loss Aversion, Neoimperial Frames and Territorial Expansion: Using Prospect Theory to Examine the Annexation of Crimea”

By Dr. Ion Marandici, Department of Political Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Abstract: Why did Russia’s authoritarian leader decide to annex Crimea? Why could Ukraine’s politicians not resist the Russian aggression effectively? This study relies on prospect theory and new documentary evidence to illuminate the decision-making in Moscow and Kyiv that led to the takeover of Crimea. The paper assesses the scope conditions of prospect theory compared to alternative theories of foreign policy decision-making. First, it identifies the turning points of the Euromaidan crisis preceding the annexation and traces how Putin’s assessment of the status quo shifted repeatedly between the domains of losses and gains. In the domain of losses, the authoritarian leader, influenced by an imperial faction within the presidential administration, became more risk acceptant, annexed the peninsula, and escalated the hybrid warfare. In doing so, Russia’s president framed the intervention, using nationalist themes and drawing on salient historical analogies from the imperial era. Second, the analysis of new documents released by Ukraine’s National Defense and Security Council (RNBO) and participant testimonies reveals that the decision-makers in Kyiv could not mount an effective resistance due to squabbles among coalition partners, the breakdown of the military chain of command in Crimea, the looming threat of a full-scale Russian invasion from the East, and the inflated expectations regarding the West’s capacity to deter Russia’s aggression. Third, the article relies on prospect theory to explain why after Crimea’s annexation, Putin refrained from continuing the territorial expansion at Ukraine’s expense, opting instead to engage in hybrid warfare and back secessionism in Eastern Ukraine. This account highlights the explanatory power of prospect theory compared to alternative frameworks, pointing out, at the same time, the need to incorporate strategic interactions, personality factors, and group dynamics in future studies of foreign policy decision-making.  


We are looking for pronounced statements on Marandici’s paper of between approx. 800 and 5,000 words. If interested to add your comment to this debate, please, request the PDF of the paper from: andreas.umland@ukma.edu.ua which we will send out in August 2021. Final texts need to be submitted until 30 September 2021 – preferably earlier. 


As models for the formal style of your comment (footnotes, transliteration, quotes, etc.), please, refer to these open-access papers: Andrew Wilson, “The Crimean Tatar Question: A Prism for Changing Nationalisms and Rival Versions of Eurasianism,” JSPPS 3:2 (2017), https://doi.org/10.24216/97723645330050302_01 Maria Shagina, “Business as Usual: Sanctions Circumvention by Western Firms in Crimea,” JSPPS 5:1 (2019), https://doi.org/10.24216/97723645330050501_04


Either footnotes or the Harvard style can be used. We will only accept fully edited, properly referenced as well as well-formatted texts in perfect English, and cannot assist in preparing or editing comments. Please, fully list all texts to which you are referring to in the footnotes or bibliography. Please, do not send us half-ready articles. We cannot absolutely guarantee publication before receiving your text, but will be happy to publish all competent comments that tackle the issue, have some empirical, conceptual and theoretical grounding, are linguistically and stylistically publishable, as well as arrive in time. Contributions to this debate will not be peer-reviewed but treated like book reviews. Multi-authored texts are welcome too. Female contributors are especially welcome.


We may have a second round of debate in 2022, if interest in continuing this discussion is sufficiently high. We later intend to republish the entire debate, within a larger collected volume.
https://www.ibidem.eu/de/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/edit/354414236054009

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 7:1 (2021): Special sections on the history, memory & interpretation of the #OUN

#JSPPS 8:1 (2021). @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP

Special Section: Issues in the History and Memory of the #OUN IV

Yuliya Yurchuk, Andreas Umland: Introduction: Studies in the Course and Commemoration of the OUN’s Anti-Soviet Resistance
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Intro_01.pdf

Grzegorz Motyka: NKVD Internal Troops Operations against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in 1944–45
https://www.ibidem.eu/en/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society-18213.html

Oksana Myshlovska: History Education and Reconciliation: The Ukrainian National Underground Movement in Secondary School Curricula, Textbooks, and Classroom Practices (1991–2012)
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01_Myshlovska.pdf

Marian Luschnat-Ziegler: Observing Trends in Ukrainian Memory Politics (2014–2019) through Structural Topic Modeling
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01_Luschnat-Ziegler.pdf
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Special Section: A Debate on “#Ustashism,” Generic #Fascism, and the OUN I

Oleksandr Zaitsev: On Ustashism and Fascism: A Response to Critics

Roger Griffin: Fascism, Ustashism, and the Ecumenical Application of Ideal Types

Angel Alcalde: A New Turn: On the Need for a Transnational Interpretation of the Ustasa and OUN

Stephen Shenfield: Accommodating “Stateless Nations” in the Conceptualization of Fascism

Ivan Gomza: Gravity of Void: Remarks on the Structural Consistency and Empirical Validity of the Notion of “Ustashism”

Per Rudling: “Saving the OUN from a Collaborationist and Possibly Fascist Fate:” On the Genealogy of the Discourse on the OUN’s “Non-Fascism”
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Reviews:

Maria Shagina on Thane Gustafson: The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Gustafson.pdf

Iryna Shchygol on Maria Rogacheva: Soviet Scientists Remember: Oral Histories of the Cold War Generation
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Rogacheva.pdf

Aleksander Ivanov on Zuzanna Bogumił: Gulag Memories: The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Bogumil.pdf

Aijan Sharshenova on Bettina Renz: Russia’s Military Revival
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Renz.pdf

Darina Sadvakassova on Marlene Laruelle: The Nazarbayev Generation: Youth in Kazakhstan
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Laruelle.pdf
Kateryna Smagliy on Beth A. Fischer: The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan’s Cold War Legacy
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Fischer.pdf

Mariia Koskina on Victoria Donovan: Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Donovan.pdf

Aleksandra Pomiecko on Brandon Schechter: The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Schechter.pdf

Magda Giurcanu on Andrew Monaghan: Dealing with the Russians
https://ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/07-01-Rez_Monaghan.pdf

https://www.ibidem.eu/en/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society-18213.html

Интервью: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? @UKRLIFETV @UkrinFuture

Source: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? – Андреас Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

 

Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

Source: Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

История с вагнеровцами: может ли СБУ позволить себе действовать как израильский Моссад? @UkrLifeTV

История с вагнеровцами: может ли СБУ позволить себе действовать как израильский Моссад? – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

 

Articles series on post-Corona Ukrainian international relations with Pavlo Klimkin. Part 3: June 2020

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Pavlo Klimkin and myself recently started, within the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, a series of jointly authored articles on Ukraine’s international relations, during and after the pandemic. The links to the Academia.edu PDFs of various versions of the articles published during April and May 2020 may be found here: https://umland.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/articles-series-on-post-corona-ukrainian-ir-with-pavlo-klimkin-part-1-april-2020/

https://umland.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/articles-series-on-post-corona-ukrainian-international-relations-with-pavlo-klimkin-part-2-may-2020/

 

Below are the titles of and links to further versions and translations of these texts published, in different editions, in French, English, and German, in June 2020. More such texts (including in Polish) are forthcoming.

 

The Coronavirus Crisis as a Critical Juncture for Ukraine and the World // Foreign Policy Blogs, 2020

 

La crise du Covid-19: un moment critique pour l’Ukraine et pour le monde // Regard Sur l’Est, 2020

 

Die Corona-Krise als Wendepunkt für die Weltpolitik und die Ukraine: Geopolitische Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf das internationale System und die ukrainischen auswärtigen Angelegenheiten // Portal für Politikwissenschaft, 2020

 

Predicting the Post-Pandemic World: “Deep Globalism” or Isolation? // Harvard International Review, 2020

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Some additional oral reflections on our prognoses:

 

With Adam Reichardt Maciej Makulski: Talk Eastern Europe Episode 40: Will COVID-19 bring a new world order? // New Eastern Europe, 11 June 2020. neweasterneurope.eu/2020/06/11/talk-eastern-europe-episode-40-will-covid-19-bring-a-new-world-order/

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Some additional articles by Pavlo Klimkin published in June 2020:

 

Східне партнерство у новій реальності: на що варто звернути увагу Україні // Європейська правда, 2020

 

Пополнение на Минской площадке по Донбассу – верная, но бесполезная история // Ліга.net, 2020

 

Росія: що далі? Що чекає РФ після реінкарнації путінізму на референдумі, та до чого варто готуватися Україні // Дзеркало тижня. Україна, 2020 (with Volodymyr Ivanov)

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A series of translated articles on the issue of Crimea’s return under Kyiv control, from June 2020:

 

Почему путинский захват Крыма носит лишь временный характер [unauthorized translation by InoSMI.ru]

InoSMI, 2020

 

Почему завоевание Путиным Крыма – это лишь временное явление [unauthorized translation by inoPressa]

InoPressa.ru, 2020

 

Bis Putin geht: Warum Russlands Annexion der Krim nur vorübergehender Natur ist

Focus Online, 2020

 

Kodel pokoronine Rusija galiausiai grazins Kryma Ukrainai

Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija, 2020

 

Why Post-Corona Russia Will Eventually Hand Crimea Voluntarily Back to Ukraine

Emerging Europe, 2020

 

Крым может стать для Путина дорогостоящей обузой [unauthorized translation by inoSMI.ru]

ИноСМИ.ru, 2020

 

Crimea Could Become an Expensive Liability for Putin

Atlantic Council, 2020

 

Чи хочуть росіяни платити? Чому посткоронавірусна Росія зрештою поверне Крим Україні

Дзеркало тижня, 2020

 

Хотят ли русские платить? Почему посткоронавирусная Россия в конце концов вернет Крым Украине

Зеркало недели, 2020

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Andreas Umland, Dr. phil., Ph. D.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7916-4646

 

WORLD AFFAIRS: Call for Rebuttals on the Future of Ukrainian-German Relations

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Dear colleagues,

the editors of the SAGE Publishing, Scopus Elsevier-listed “World Affairs Journal,” founded in 1837 and located in Washington, DC, are prepared to consider publication of scholarly rebuttals to my recent essay, in the 183rd volume of WORLD AFFAIRS:

“Can Germany Become a Major Ally of Ukraine? Counterintuitive Deliberations on a Coming Partnership between Kyiv and Berlin”
See: https://doi.org/10.1177/0043820020906371

PDFs of the essay can be downloaded from Academia.edu and ResearchGate:
https://academia.edu/42184544/Can_Germany_Become_a_Major_Ally_of_Ukraine_Counterintuitive_Deliberations_on_a_Coming_Partnership_between_Kyiv_and_Berlin
https://researchgate.net/publication/339817378_Can_Germany_Become_a_Major_Ally_of_Ukraine_Counterintuitive_Deliberations_on_a_Coming_Partnership_between_Kyiv_and_Berlin

The WAJ’s editorial board would be ready to “consider any rebuttals, provided they are thoroughly formulated and referenced.” You would have to follow WAJ’s standards regarding its articles’ analytical, linguistic and formal style, and to provide some empirical data in your essay. Please, consult these submission guidelines:

https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/WAF

Please, do not burden the World Affairs Journal with half-ready manuscripts or polemical texts that may be substantively relevant, but are, as such, not publishable in an academic outlet. Note also that the journal has no office secretary or technical editor who could take care of problems regarding your essay’s orthography, references, transliteration, punctuation etc. These issues need to be solved by yourself before submission.

Your text has to be submitted via this Clarivate Analytics submission site for which you will need an ORCID number:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/waf

After successful submission, you will have to go through several editorial rounds and approve the final pages for print.

Keep me in the loop if you decide to submit. However, I can not take part in writing any such rebuttals.

Cheers
Andreas

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea. Part I: Special section of the JOURNAL OF SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS AND SOCIETY

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JOURNAL OF SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS AND SOCIETY special section: “Russia’s Annexation of Crimea I.” Edited by Gergana Dimova (University of Winchester), Andreas Umland (University of Jena) and Julie Fedor (University of Melbourne). https://www.ibidem.eu/en/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society-14956.html

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Gergana Dimova, “Legal Loopholes and Judicial Debates: Essays on Russia’s 2014 Annexation of Crimea and Its Consequences for International Law”

Agata Kleczkowska, “The Obligation of Non-Recognition: The Case of the Annexation of Crimea”

Dasha Dubinsky and Peter Rutland, “Russia’s Legal Position on the Annexation of Crimea”

Maria Shagina, “Business as Usual: Sanctions Circumvention by Western Firms in Crimea”

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Håvard Bækken, “The Return to Patriotic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: How, When, and Why the Russian Military Engaged in Civilian Nation Building”

Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak, “Political Parties and the Institution of Membership in Ukraine”

Book Reviews:

Kiril Kolev on: Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov and Martin Vladimirov, “The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe”

Ana-Maria Anghelescu on: Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw, “Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia”

Vera Rogova on: Chris Miller, “Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia”

Elliot Dolan-Evans on: Marci Shore, “The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution”

Aleksandra Pomiecko on: Lawrence Douglas, “The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and The Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial”

Aija Lulle on: Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska (eds.), “Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries”

Abstracts for all articles, and full-text versions of all book reviews, can be accessed here: https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/…/jspps/current-issu…

Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры. Т. 16: #РусскиеЕвропейцы #Евразийство #Евреи #Сопротивление #ПятыйПункт #Украина #1991год #Децентрализация


Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры
. 2019. №№ 1-2.
http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/inhaltruss31.html

Содержание

I. Русские европейцы (8)
Леонид Люкс
«Всегда движим живой заботой о судьбах России и Европы» – деятельность Федора Степуна в эмиграции на примере его статей в журналах Хохланд и Новый Град (1924-1940 гг.) 
5
Оксана Назарова
О методологии исследования «камерных» образцов философского творчества: на примере публикаций Семена Франка о Максиме Горьком 
30
Семен Франк
Максим Горький 
42
Семен Франк
Максим Горький и марксизм. На смерть писателя 18 июня 1936 года
47
II. История идей
Шохей Сайто
Николай Трубецкой и его этнографическое видение национальных меньшинств в Российской империи и за ее пределами (1905-1913 гг.)
51
III. История культуры
Людмила Дымерская-Цигельман
Томас Манн о еврействе, евреях и еврейском государстве
69
IV. Политология
Михаил Минаков
Выбор 1991 года: как украинцы оценивают выбор в пользу национального государства, демократии и капитализма 
123
V. Страницы новейшей истории
Игорь Баринов
«Создать новый дух белорусской нации»: жизнь и смерть Фабиана Акинчица
141
Борис Хавкин
Еврейское Сопротивление в нацистской Германии 1933-1945 гг. 
162
Илья Кремер
Дело Дипломатического словаря и «пятый пункт» в эпоху позднего сталинизма 
189
VI. Эссе
Андреас Умланд
Четыре геополитических измерения децентрализации Украины: как украинская реформа местного самоуправления повлияет на развитие постсоветских стран 
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VII. Воспоминания
Мы строим московскую «линию Мажино»: воспоминания Ильи Кремера  223
Коротко об авторах

CfP: Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: Legal & Political Aspects III

JSPPS Crimea Coins
https://www.facebook.com/events/530403684031079/

Call for papers for a special section in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society:

Gergana Yankova-Dimova, Ph.D. (Harvard), University of Winchester, and Andreas Umland, Ph.D. (Cambridge), Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, are inviting submissions of English-language original scholarly papers for a 2020 special issue on Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society edited by Julie Fedor, Ph.D. (Cambridge), The University of Melbourne, published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart, and distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press in New York. See https://www.ibidem.eu/de/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society.html
This will be the third installment of a larger project. The ToCs and introductions to Parts I and, later, II of this project may be found here: https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/forthcoming.html
Deadline for preliminary paper or abstract submission in English, Ukrainian, Russian or German: 1 September 2019.
Deadline for paper submission of fully edited and formatted English-language papers: 1 November 2019.
Note that JSPPS is an academic journal. Thus your empirical or legal findings should be embedded in some already existing topical and theoretical literature, as well as discuss your study’s implications for this literature. Should your paper be seen as an examination, exploration, illustration, falsification, verification, sustentation, devaluation, contestation or modification of previous empirical or legal research, or/and existing relevant theories? An ad hoc investigation into your particular topic itself will, for JSPPS, not do.
The paper should:
– pose a sufficiently narrow, interesting and focused research question,
– provide as many as possible facts, data, graphs, quotes, tables, etc.
– make an argument with reference to empirical evidence, legal texts and secondary literature,
– reference scrupulously all used primary and secondary sources, and
– be strictly analytical (rather than conversational, political, philosophical, elliptical etc.).
The final versions of the paper should be submitted in English, but can be also submitted earlier in Ukrainian, German or Russian, for a first preliminary assessment. It should have a length between 7,000 and 12,000 words. Please, send your paper as a WORD document, and list references by using WORD’s footnote function.
The papers’ formal style, references and footnotes should follow the example of this text:
The transliteration of Cyrillic words should follow the rules of this table:
We will not accept papers for review that still need extensive content-wise, linguistic or/and stylistic editing.
Authors of those papers that were accepted for publication should send the paper’s final, approved, ready-for-print version by 1 November 2019. They should be in native-level English, formulated in academic style, and thoroughly edited as well as formatted (quotations, references, subheadings, transliteration). 
The volume will be published with ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart & Hannover as well as distributed, outside Europe, by Columbia University Press at New York as well as other distribution networks and bookshops, like Gazelle Book Services.
If successfully accepted and published by JSPPS, we will later offer you republication of your paper in a collected volume within this larger project “Political Investigations and Legal Assessments of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea in 2014” to be co-edited by Agata Kleczkowska. See: https://www.facebook.com/events/388824634958207/
Gergana Yankova-Dimova
University of Winchester
Gergana.Dimova@winchester.ac.uk
Andreas Umland
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, Kyiv
andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org