2019 IARCEES 'State and Non-state Actors in Eastern and Central Europe', DCU All Hallows Campus, Thursday, 09. May 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the 42nd annual conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies, being held at Dublin City University on 9-11 May 2019. 

This conference is being organised by the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European studies, with the support of the Dublin City University School of History and Geography and the Dublin City University School of Communication.
The conference organisers are committed to ensuring the interdisciplinary character of the event, as well as to providing a forum for exchange for members. This year's conference theme will be 'State and Non-state Actors in Eastern and Central Europe: Past, Present and Future' and the papers selected for the provisional programme represent a broad disciplinary and thematic scope.
By choosing the topic of state and non-state actors, the conference organizers wish to explore the nature of and relationship between the different kinds of actors in the region.We therefore hope to explore, via this far-reaching theme, the way in which state and non-state actors, both institutions and individual, have shaped the politics, history, and culture of states within the region throughout the years. The papers selected for the final programme represent a broad spectrum of the interdisciplinary state-of-the-art, covering politics, culture, history, economics, media and gender;  liberal, illiberal, and authoritarian systems of government; issues of languages, minorities and border policies; and many more topics.
PROGRAMME COMING SOON - Please check back here
Those participating and interested in attending should register online (click the green TICKETS button).
The standard conference fee is inclusive of conference registration, membership of IARCEES, and conference meals (coffee breaks and lunch) (€80).If you are a PhD student or postdoctoral scholar, please choose the reduced conference fee (€40). The registration fee will be waived for DCU students and staff. All those presenting must be paid IARCEES members.If you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper, please select 'non-presenting delegate' (€10).
Should you have any questions about the registration procedure, please email the conference organisational committee at: and . Please note that registration is open until 15 April, so be sure to register online prior to this date.
The conference keynote on 9 May will be delivered by Dr. Samuel Greene, King’s College London. Please see the details of the keynote and the speaker’s details below.
16:00, John Hand Room, All Hallows Campus
 Russia’s Putin: The Co-Construction of Russian Authoritarianism
Conventional stories about Russian politics – and, indeed, conventional wisdom on authoritarianism – places the people squarely in the hands of their ruler. But while it’s true that strong-man leaders like Putin enjoy a number of important structural advantages, the established top-down approach misses important truths about how power works in Russia and in contemporary autocracies more broadly. As Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson show in their new book, Putin v the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia, Russia’s leader is powerful not despite the Russian people, but in large part because of them. Drawing on several years of survey research, interviews, social media data and leaked documents, Greene and Robertson show the ways in which social, psychological and ideational factors have come together in recent years to construct what we know as Putinism, making the people simultaneously the source of Putin’s power and the greatest threat he faces.
Keynote speaker: Samuel Greene (): Sam is Reader in Russian politics and director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London. His most recent book, Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (co-authored with Graeme Robertson), will be published in April 2019, exploring the changing relationship between the Kremlin and Russian citizens since the annexation of Crimea. Prior to joining King’s in 2012, he was Director of the Center for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School (Moscow) and Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.

Thursday, 09. May 2019, DCU All Hallows Campus, 2019 IARCEES 'State and Non-state Actors in Eastern and Central Europe'

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