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. The start will be with historical and political contexts by scrutinizing how the common Soviet legacy affected relations between the state and the economy. The next focus will be on such questions as for how post-Soviet political regimes are understood and theoretically conceptualized. Comparing regional variations in post-Soviet trajectories, you 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 color revolutions, organized crime, and corruption. The curriculum combines a range of case studies from the post-Soviet regions with group work discussions and simulation exercises
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.
There is no fee for participation in the summer school;
Accommodation expenses are covered by the DAAD;
Travel costs for students traveling 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 EUR to finance their travel expenses.
How to apply?
Please submit the following documents in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org :
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.
The deadline for application is 8 April 2018. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.