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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…

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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

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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.) 
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Оксана Назарова
О методологии исследования «камерных» образцов философского творчества: на примере публикаций Семена Франка о Максиме Горьком 
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Семен Франк
Максим Горький 
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Семен Франк
Максим Горький и марксизм. На смерть писателя 18 июня 1936 года
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II. История идей
Шохей Сайто
Николай Трубецкой и его этнографическое видение национальных меньшинств в Российской империи и за ее пределами (1905-1913 гг.)
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III. История культуры
Людмила Дымерская-Цигельман
Томас Манн о еврействе, евреях и еврейском государстве
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IV. Политология
Михаил Минаков
Выбор 1991 года: как украинцы оценивают выбор в пользу национального государства, демократии и капитализма 
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V. Страницы новейшей истории
Игорь Баринов
«Создать новый дух белорусской нации»: жизнь и смерть Фабиана Акинчица
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Борис Хавкин
Еврейское Сопротивление в нацистской Германии 1933-1945 гг. 
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Илья Кремер
Дело Дипломатического словаря и «пятый пункт» в эпоху позднего сталинизма 
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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

Verkehrte Welt? Überdurchschnittliche deutsche Maschinenexporte nach Russland seit Sanktionsbeginn 2014

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Frage an Handelsexperten: Diese kürzlich von Alexej Hock in der WELT (https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article195200199/Sanktionen-Das-Russland-Paradoxon-im-Freistaat-Sachsen.html) veröffentlichte Graphik deutet einen statistischen Zusammenhang zwischen dem Wert der Exporte deutscher Maschinen nach Russland und dem Weltmarktpreis für Rohöl an. Wahrscheinlich kann man für viele russische Importwaren ähnliche Diagramme erstellen. Grund ist offensichtlich die enge Verbindung zwischen dem internationalen Ölpreis und der Devisenausstattung russischer Privatunternehmen sowie staatlicher Institutionen.
Ab 2014, dem Jahr der Verhängung von EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland, kommt es offenbar zu einem partiellen Aufweichen dieser bis dahin scheinbar engen Korrelation. Paradoxerweise sanken jedoch die russischen Importe deutscher Maschinen nicht stärker als der Ölpreis. Eine solche Abweichung hätte man von den Effekten der Sanktionen erwarten können.
Vielmehr weicht die Entwicklungskurve deutscher Exporte nach Russland ab dem Beginn der Sanktionen 2014 von der gesunkenen Ölpreiskurve NACH OBEN ab. Die deutschen Maschinenexporte sind – unter den Bedingungen neuer strenger EU-Handelsbeschränkungen – anscheinend weniger stark gefallen, als es der damalige Einbruch des Ölpreises und dessen Auswirkungen auf die russische Kaufkraft aufgrund früherer Parallelentwicklungen erwarten ließ.
Hinzu kamen in dem Berichtszeitraum seit 2014 etliche politische Neuentwicklungen, wie die Krimannexion, Donbasinvasion, Syrienintervention, Türkeispannungen etc., die für Russlands Staat wahrscheinlich finanziell aufwändig waren und sind. Ebenfalls hinzu kamen etliche nichteuropäische Sanktionen der USA, Kanadas, Australiens, Japans usw., welche vermutlich ebenfalls potentielle russische Finanzressourcen für Maschineneinkäufe im Ausland geschmälert haben.
Wie ist dieses Paradoxon zu erklären? Oder interpretiere ich diese Graphik falsch? Verkehrte Welt?

Pulse of #Ukraine Forum ‘Our Cities, Our Future’, DSC Kyiv, 21-22 June 2019 #CivilSocietyCooperation @AA_Kultur

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Motto

“Our Cities, Our Future: All Politics is Local”

 

Dates

June 21st-22nd, 2019

 

Deadline for registration

June 17, 23:59 – https://gpus-web.eu/projects/dsc-2018-2019/pulse-of-ukraine-forum/registration/

 

Venue

Conference Hall, “Our Kids” Centre at the Left Bank, Kyiv

 

Participants

Decision and opinion-makers, entrepreneurs and civic activists from Ukraine, other Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and the West

 

Working Language

English, Ukrainian

 

Forum 2019 Key Topic:

A phrase from US politics in the 1980s – “all politics is local” – is just as relevant in Ukraine today as it was in America back then. Cities are a driving force of economic prosperity and political progress, vital centres of democracy, and a focus of both social tension and community cohesion. Kyiv is a global city with an ancient heritage, and many modern challenges. Ukraine’s decentralisation, democratisation and urbanisation policies are big political and administrative tests. They also involve broader economic, social and even cultural consequences.

Different cities can be very different things. Urban planning policies and smart investment play a vital part in making our cities both dynamic and harmonious places to live in. Cities can be the source of both security and insecurity: centres of corrupt clan networks and criminal gangs versus pioneers of democracy and national reform projects; the context for individuals’ alienation and loneliness versus frameworks for citizens’ close interaction and strong community-building; causes of environmental pollution versus generators of sustainable growth and ecological innovation; the scene of inter-communal tensions versus platforms for inclusive policies and successful integration. Our Forum’s four panels and keynote debate will address these topics, bringing together discussants with very different professional profiles, interests and expertise. The concluding debate will challenge the alumni and audience to identify their priorities and set an agenda for the next generation.

Forum 2019 Specific Topics:

  1. Keynote debate: Populism and the challenge to liberal democracy
  2. Putting politics into practice: Global city planning in the 21st Century
  3. Culture, Heritage, Identity and Integration
  4. Smart investment: Jobs, Growth and Sustainable Development
  5. An Agenda for the Next Generation

Questions to be answered:

  1. How do we ensure that growth in cities is inclusive, not divisive?
  2. How can we balance safety and security, on the one side, with civil liberties, on the other?
  3. How should we address tensions between national, regional and city governments?
  4. How do we curb corruption and promote transparency?
  5. How will the next generation use new tools and smart investment to solve old issues?
 

The Pulse of Ukraine is a yearly forum organised within the framework of the Democracy Study Centre (DSC), a project founded by the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society (GPUS) and implemented in cooperation with the European-Ukrainian Youth Policy Centre with the generous support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

The Forum’s objective, at a time when Europe is haunted by an uncertain future and rising illiberalism, is to bring together, connect and inspire young leaders and innovators, “idea-preneurs,” to strengthen their potential to build, defend and advance democratic societies. At GPUS, we believe that we can make a difference by promoting cross-border, cross-sectoral and cross-generational dialogue and collaboration which will enable us to better feel the pulse of our countries as well as times, and will help us build stable, modern and fairer societies.

Ukraine is a country on the move, working assiduously to overcome its Soviet past, and create conditions for a sustainable democratic future. It is on the front-line of the struggle for a united Europe, buffeted and challenged with an armed conflict on its territory. The Forum will highlight the challenges and successes on this path as well as seek to provide impetus for positive change.

The conference participants consist of young politicians, senior experts, grassroots activists, civic leaders, journalists, and entrepreneurs from Ukraine and abroad as well as donors, diplomats and representatives of international organisations and delegations to Ukraine.

The Forum is hosted by the DSC Fellowship including twenty four fellows and scholars organised within a framework of high-level and in-depth monthly working sessions, idea-labs producing mentored scholarly work, as well as ambitious civic initiatives in the sphere of civic education, distance learning and youth engagement in grassroots politics.

How Post-Imperial Democracies Die: A Comparison of Weimar Germany and Post-Soviet Russia | CPCS 52(2). With Steffen Kailitz, HAIT @TUDresden_de

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How post-imperial democracies die: A comparison of and post-Soviet .
With Steffen Kailitz of the HAIT and in ‘s “ and Post-Communist Studies”
While socioeconomic crisis – like in Germany after World War I and in Russia after the Cold War – is a necessary precondition for democratic erosion resulting in a breakdown of democracy, it is not a sufficient condition. We identify, in the cases of Weimar Germany and post-Soviet Russia, a post-imperial syndrome that includes nationalist irredentism and an ambition to return to the status quo ante of a “great power” as a main reason why democratization faces specific and enormous challenges for former “great powers.” A slide back to authoritarianism in post-imperial democracies takes a high toll. It is facilitated by international political conflicts, including annexation and wars, with new neighbouring states that harbor territories perceived as external national homelands like the Sudetenland or Crimea.

VIDEO: Why #Poroshenko Lost: Determinants of #Ukraine’s Political Change @UkeTube @UkraineOffice

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

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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