Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 2018/1

Edited by Andrey Makarychev, Nina Rozhanovskaya, Andreas Umland, and Yuliya Yurchuk

ibidem Press

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 2018/1

Pub Date: April 2018

ISBN: 9783838211664

158 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Pub Date: April 2018

ISBN: 9783838271668

158 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $19.99

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 2018/1

Edited by Andrey Makarychev, Nina Rozhanovskaya, Andreas Umland, and Yuliya Yurchuk

ibidem Press

This issue of the Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society features a special section on “Identity Clashes: Russian and Ukrainian Debates on Culture, History, and Politics.” This special section explores the discursive gaps, tensions, and ruptures between Ukrainian and Russian narratives of national identity. It gives the floor to Russian and Ukrainian authors with a view to enabling analytical comparisons between the dominant narratives in the two countries, including their cultural, historical, and political dimensions. This juxtaposition of Russian and Ukrainian insights is aimed at deepening our understanding of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
This special section brings together Russian and Ukrainian alumni of the Kennan Institute’s fellowship programs to engage in scholarly dialogue on a wide variety of issues affecting both societies. This type of impartial academic discussion offers a unique opportunity to build bridges between the two societies at a time when such opportunities are becoming increasingly rare. Matt Rojansky, director, Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC

About the Author

Andrey Makarychev is guest professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu. His areas of expertise include EU-Russia studies, the EU-Russia common neighborhood, and regionalism in the post-Soviet space.

Nina Rozhanovskaya is coordinator and academic liaison in Russia at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center. She has published on the topics of nuclear nonproliferation and the U.S.-Russian disarmament dialogue.