Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe,19-02-2015

February 11, 2015 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 562

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WHEN:

Start: Feb 19, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm
End: Feb 20, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm

WHERE:

SSEES
16 Taviton Street
London, WC1H 0BW

Admission:

Attendance is by invitation only, but anyone interested in the results of the workshop should contact Dr. Joanna Szostek

This workshop is intended to advance research into the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Questions to be tackled include:

  • How do citizens (‘the public’) in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other post-Soviet states perceive ‘the West’ and its constituent parts (the European Union, the USA and other individual countries), their regional neighborhood and their place on the geopolitical map?
  • How are geopolitical narratives sustained and/or challenged by domestic and transnational media, popular culture, government policies (including education and public diplomacy) and processes outside state control (such as travel and increasing internet use)?
  • How do public attitudes reflect, contradict and/or shape official geopolitical rhetoric and policy choices?
  • How might theoretical approaches and evidence from different disciplines and geographical areas be combined to further our understanding of such issues?

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