29 septembre 2016 - Atelier

Between the EU and Eurasia

Borders have recently and deservedly attracted a great deal of academic attention. While they have a divisive function on the one hand, they also represent a meeting point between a variety of cultures, communities and social spaces. In that sense, physical, political, and psychological borders can open, close, and transform broader political possibilities.

The workshop aims to explore how states and societies on both sides of the EU's eastern borders cope with, react to, contest, and negotiate the borders through political processes, symbolic politics, everyday practices, and collective action. The participants will discuss topics such as kin-state relations and Russian (soft) power, state sovereignty and trans-border competences, citizenship and migration, and social movements and minority politics.

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Université McGill 
3438 McTavish, salle 100

Si vous voulez assister à l'atelier, svp réservez votre place en écrivant à (ceue@montreal.caceue@montreal.ca). Les places sont limitées, ce pourquoi nous vous demandons d'être certain(e) de pouvoir participer à l'atelier avant de réserver votre place.



9h30-10h: Mot de bienvenue et introduction de l'atelier
Juliet Johnson (Directrice CEUE-McGill) et Frédéric Mérand (Directeur CEUE-UdeM)

10h-12h30: Session du matin
Présidente: Magdalena Dembinska (UdeM)

10h-10h30: Changing Borders and Boundaries in the Eurasian Space

  • Patterns of De Facto State Survival and Disappearance: Empirical Insights 
    Adrian Florea (Glasgow University)

  • Europe-Russia: Cooperation and Conflict at the Border in a Relational Perspective
    Frédéric Mérand et Magdalena Dembinska (UdeM)

10h30-11h: Eurasia Connected, Within and Beyond the Region

  • Linkage of Regional Projects in Eurasia: Solving Loyalty Problems?
    Yulia Nikitina (MGIMO University, Russia)

  • Eurasian Borders as Connectivity Vehicles: the Case of Kazakhstan
    Luca Anceshi (Glasgow University)

11-11h30: Europe and Russia in Ukraine

11h30-12h: Europe, Democracy and Protest

  • Fear and loathing on the post-Communist street: why Bulgaria's DANSwithme protest fizzled out, but Ukraine's Euromaidan escalated
    Maria Popova (McGill)

  • The Aftermath of protests: Social Movement Demobilization in Ukraine and Russia

12h12h30: Citizenship, Mobilization and Transformation

  • Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty

    Maria Koinova (Warwick University)

  • Citizenship at the Time of State Transition
    Oxana Shevel (Tufts University)


12h30-14h30: Pause dîner


14h40-17h30: Session de l'après-midi
Présidente: Juliet Johnson (McGill)
Thème: Minority Politics and Kin-States in Multiethnic Regions
*Cet évènement fait partie de notre série de conférence CEUE-MCGill de l'automne 2016

  • Minority Politics and Multinational Regions in the EU Borderland
    David Smith (Glasgow University)

  • Cross-border Politics as a Field of Ethnic Boundary-Making: Hungarians, Poles, and Russians in CEE 
    Zsuzsa Csergo (Queens University)

  • Claiming the diaspora: Russia's Compatriot Policy and its Reception by Russophone Population in Estonia
    Kristina Kallas (Tartu University)
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