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The Department was created on the basis of the Department of Politics, which was established in 2005. The main purpose of the department is to provide today’s students with professional training in the fields of political analysis and sociopolitical engineering, as well as in creating a special creative atmosphere that allows for the formation and development of a society of political experts who are capable of not only carrying out professional research, but also proposing and implementing solutions to relevant Russian and international problems.
Edited by: A. Korotayev, L. Issaev.
Cham: Springer, 2022.
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Russian Politics. 2022. Vol. 7. No. 4. P. 512-534.
Issaev L., Zakharov A.
In bk.: New Wave of Revolutions in the MENA Region. A Comparative Perspective. Cham: Springer, 2022. P. 109-135.
OxonCourts Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium. OxonCourts Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium. University of Oxford, 2019
We are pleased to invite you to Research Seminar of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, which will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6.00 pm (MSK).
Speaker: Ksenia Maksimovtsova (Associate Professor, HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia).
Title: “One Nation – One Language”: The Ambiguity of the State Language and Minorities-Related Policies in Contemporary Latvia and Ukraine
The speaker will share the results of a study on the development of national legislation in the field of language and minority-related policies and the subsequent public discussions in Latvia and Ukraine in 2018-2020. During this period, major reforms in the sphere of language policy and the protection of national minorities’ rights were initiated in both countries. The analysis of these initiatives shows that despite somewhat different ways of implementing ‘nationalizing’ practices in Latvia and Ukraine since the restoration of their independence in 1991, the overall trend suggests that the trajectories of the development of the state language and minorities’ policy are increasingly converging in the two countries. The central focus of this research concerns the amendments to education laws and the subsequent appeals to the Constitutional Court of Latvia in 2018-2020 and the adoption of the law “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language” in 2019, which have had a considerable impact on the development of minority-related policy.
Working language: English Seminar will be online via Zoom.
The link to join the seminar:
ID: 884 9875 5242