17.12.2013 at 14.00
Seminar: Gender, Activism and Political Legitimacy in Russia
Valerie Sperling as keynote
- Iz ogna da polymya by Vladimir Gelman awarded by Russian Political Science Association
- Tom Junes writes about the student protests in Bulgaria
- "Aleksei Navalny – Russia's Modern Populist?" asks Jussi Lassila in Aleksanteri Insight 2/2013
- Aleksanteri News 4/2013
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Welcome to the Aleksanteri Institute!
The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.
Aleksei Navalny – Russia's Modern Populist?
"The mass protests in Russia opened the door for new populism and politicians like Aleksei Navalny," writes Dr. Jussi Lassila in the second issue of Aleksanteri Insight.
Exceptional international interest in Doctoral Programme
67 applications from 25 countries were submitted to the Doctoral Programme for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) by the deadline of 31st October, 2013. Judging from the exceptional international interest, the programme appears well known all over the world: 87 % of the applications came from abroad.
|Largest single origin of applications was the UK, while a delightful amount of applications were received also from Japan and the US. REEES is a sub-programme of the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change which received altogether 197 applications. The application process will last until the end of November, but we’d like to take this chance to thank all the applicants for their interest in our programme!|
Lively Discussions at the Aleksanteri Conference
The 13th Annual Aleksanteri Conference Russia and the World was launched on Wednesday 23rd October. Russia's place in the world of today and especially that of tomorrow was a subject that evoked a wide range of opinions both among the invited speakers and the audience already on the first day. We are looking forward to a fruitful conference!
Adrei Kortunov (RIAC), Markku Kivinen (Aleksanteri Institute) and Aart De Geus (Bertelsmann Stiftung) welcomed the participants to the conference. Keynote lecture was given by Sergei Karaganov (HSE Moscow, pictured in the middle) and Hanna Smith (Aleksanteri Institute) acted as chair.
The plenaries and panels are open to public, so please see the conference programme and join us on Thursday & Friday!
Aleksanteri News 4/2013 - Special Conference Issue
Professor Teivainen awarded by the OVET-project
|Professor Teivo Teivainen (World Politics, University of Helsinki) has received an award for his insightful proposal of bringing the cyrrillic alphabet into the Finnish curriculum. "By this simple, yet effective, move we could open doors to Russia and Russian language for the young generation", said project leader Iiris Virtasalo when she handed the award at the final conference of the OVET project, Valloita Venäjä asiantuntemuksella taking place in Helsinki on October 7th 2013.|
Centre of Excellence Choices of Russian Modernisation
- Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe.
Aitamurto, K. & Simpson, S. (eds.). Acumen Publishing, 2013, 352 p.
- Cracks in the Wall : Challenges to Electoral Authoritarianism in Russia. Gel’man, V. In: Problems of Post-Communism, 2013, Vol. 60, Nro 2, pp. 3-10.
- Empire De/Centered. New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union
Turoma, S. and Waldstein, M.(eds.). Ashgate 2013.
- The Russian Dimension of Baltic Maritime Governance. Gritsenko, D. In: Journal of Baltic Studies. Published online 4 Jul 2013, 25 p.
- Politics, governance, and the zigzags of the power vertical : toward a framework for analyzing Russia's local regimes.Gel’man, V.In: Russia's Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics by Reisinger, W. (ed.). Routledge, 2013, pp. 25-39.
- Innovations and Entrepreneurs in Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies
Nikula, J. & Tchalakov, I.. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 440 p.
- The Helsinki Process from Small States' perspectives : Cold War Strategies of Hungary and Romania in Comparison. Miklóssy, Katalin. In: Hungary and Romania Beyond National Narratives : Comparisons and Enranglements by Blowqvist, A., Iordachi, C. & Trencsényi, B. (eds.). Peter Lang, 2013, pp. 485-514.
- Poliittinen historia. Miklóssy, K. In: Yliopistodidaktiikka : esseitä yliopisto-opetuksesta tieteenaloittain by Lahtinen, A-M. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S. (eds.). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, Yliopistopedagogiikan tutkimus ja kehittämisyksikkö, pp. 124–134.
- Twenty-First Century Feminisms under Repression : Gender Regime Change and the Women’s Crisis Center Movement in Russia. Saarinen, A. & Johnson, Janet. E. In: Signs, 2013, Vol. 38, Nro 3, pp. 543-567.
- Imperiia re/constructed: narratives of space and nation in 1960s Soviet Russian culture. Turoma,S. In: Empire De/Centered : New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union by Turoma, S.& Waldstein, M. Ashgate, 2013.