OSF Eurasia Programme Fellowship at the University of Tartu

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The fellowship programme focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. 

Post-communist transformation processes in the region have produced a variety of political outcomes, ranging from dictatorships to hybrid regimes to consolidated democracies. The record on governance and quality of public institutions is equally mixed: while some countries are plagued by endemic corruption and inefficient governance, others have succeeded in building accountable, open and innovative public institutions. The region remains dynamic, as authoritarian regimes face public demands for democratic change, greater accountability and better performance – and sometimes react by further constraining dissent. In countries that have succeeded in building well-functioning democratic institutions, backsliding remains a possibility, as democratic institutions face economic pressures and are challenged by populists promising simple solutions to complex problems. Finally, transformation processes in Eurasia and Eastern Europe continue to unfold in a complex international environment, and are influenced by external actors pursuing different – and often competing -- interests and agendas.

The fellowship programme is premised on the idea that there are valuable lessons to be learned from a comparative analysis of political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe, and that such analysis has the potential to lead to better policies and positive change. We invite doctoral candidates and young scholars to propose research projects relevant to this general theme. Specific sub-topics on which the host institution is prepared to provide research supervision include:

  • Democracy, democratization, elections;
  • State- and nation-building, governance, political institutions;
  • E-governance, e-society, e-services, e-voting;
  • Ethnic diversity, minority politics and policies;
  • Political memory, memory politics, transitional justice;
  • Identity, values, public opinion;
  • European integration, including the Eastern partnership; other regional integration projects and initiatives;
  • International relations in Europe and Eurasia;
  • International Political Economy of Transition;
  • Energy regimes;
  • Sovereignty, security and international order;
  • Frozen conflicts and de facto states in Eurasia;
  • Baltic transition and reform experiences.

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Countries
Estonia
Languages of communication
English
From
13.08.2018
To
13.01.2019
Official name of the organization
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu
Directions of activities
Science, Think-Tanks
Project type
Scholarships
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University
City
51003, Tartu
Street
Lossi
Building No.
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E-mail
Phone
+372 737 5583
Organization registration date
24.03.2018
Validity filing of requests
10.05.2018
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