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Focus on research
The research focuses presented below and the Centre of Excellence "Choices of Russian Modernisation" will direct research activities to be carried out at the Aleksanteri Institute in 2014 and beyond.
Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies
The Aleksanteri Institute coordinates the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies – Choices of Russian Modernisation during 2012–2017, which is led by Markku Kivinen and funded by the Academy of Finland.
Modernisation in Russia is understood as a set of choices made under structural conditions. Given that the traditional frameworks, theories and concepts of individual disciplines are inadequate for analysing the contradictory developments in Russia, the multidisciplinary CoE strives to redefine the agenda on Russian modernisation.
Six focus areas
The Aleksanteri Institute has determined six focus areas for research for the coming few years. These have been selected on the basis of an analysis of fields of investigation needing further research and of the future challenges of those countries that fall within the Institute’s research scope. They are partially based on a consideration of the expertise currently available within the Institute, with the intention of developing stronger expertise in each of the areas mentioned below.
These themes have been approved by the Executive Board of the Aleksanteri Institute, and they constitute the areas that will be favoured when it comes to allocating resources for research. Each research focus is approached through wider, multidisciplinary research programmes consisting of one or more research projects.
- Economic Diversification
Changing industrial and rural communities
- The Welfare Society
Welfare, gender and agency
Class and social structure
The construction of "Europeanness" and the political use of history
Welfare, gender and agency
- Foreign Policy
Foreign policy and energy issues
Civil protection and crisis management
- The Social Constitution of Culture
Rationality and the history of ideas
The sacred and the profane
Cultural centres and peripheries
- The Cold War and its Consequences
One of the starting points for the Institute’s research is dialogue with scholars and other actors in the countries within the Institute’s geographical scope. A significant part of the research is carried out in cooperation with partners from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Balkans and East Central Europe. Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme is also aimed at further facilitating dialogue, with colleagues from countries west, east, and south of Finland.