russia platform 2020The workshop addresses the question what kind of power applies to Russia. In doing so, it seeks to offer a platform for interdisciplinary discussions around different conceptualizations of power in the domestic and foreign relations of contemporary Russia.

The workshop is organized by the Ghent University Russia Platform and the University of Tartu. It is an extension of the annual colloquium of the Ghent Russia Platform and invites scholars affiliated with the Universities of the U4Society network (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Tartu and Uppsala) to participate in interdisciplinary discussions around different conceptualizations of power under Putin’s rule, a topic that in January 2020 was re-actualized by the changes in Russian Constitution and the reshuffle in the government. Costs of participation of scholars from these five universities will be covered by the respective universities via the U4Society network.

Participation is also open to scholars from other universities. Paper-givers from Russian universities who do not have access to funding opportunities can apply to Ghent University’s Russia Platform for a reimbursement of their travel expenses.

Individual contributions (max. 150 words) and proposals for chaired panels (with chair’s name, affiliation and e-mail address, panel abstract of max. 150 words, and names and affiliation of max. 4 paper-givers) can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Panel proposals must have participants from at least two U4Society universities.

The deadline is 1 May 2020.

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