Between the Bloc and the Hard Place: Moving towards Europe in Post-Communist
Dates: 6-7 November 1999
The research Students of the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, with the support of the School's academic staff, are organising
an interdisciplinary conference which, coinciding with a new era of
expansion for the European Union, aims to contribute to a wide-ranging
analysis of the competing legacies the post-communist states must contend
with, and of the relative weight their traditions and aspirations carry
in each of these countries.
Papers are being called for in the following areas and broadly addressing
POLITICS: -"East", "West", or "Third way"?
-Political Culture and Civil Society
-Political Leadership and the Will to Reform
ECONOMICS: -Macroeconomic stabilisation and the "euro"
-Can the Emerging Markets Compete in Europe
SOCIOLOGY: -Migration and Social Imbalances in Europe
-Women in the Post-Communist World
-National Identity and the New European Order
-Rewriting "The West" in Central and East European History
-Historical Borders and "Europeanisation",
-Pan-European Culture: Shared Heritage or Wishful Construct?
-Can Eastern Europe Turn its Back on the Recent Past?
-National Identity in the Global Village
For more information and the submission of papers and abstracts please
Roman Zyla or Elizabeth Skomp
Postgraduate Research Conference
c/o Department of Social Sciences
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
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