The conference is one of the most important platforms to discuss the questions related to the political economy of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The 10th anniversary of the conference wil take place online due to the pandemic.
Olga Masyutina (AG Rochlitz) will present her paper “Environmental Politics in Authoritarian Regimes: Waste Management Reform in the Russian Regions”, written together with Ekaterina Paustyan and Grigory Yakovlev. Maria Kristalova (AG Günther / Mod-Block-DDR) presents the paper “Long Term Decline of Regions and the Rise of Populism” (written together with Michael Wyrwich and Michael Fritsch). Ekaterina Paustyan (AG Rochlitz) will present her work “Exploring Subnational Elite Networks in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Belgorod Oblast”, and David Karpa, Torben Klarl and Michael Rochlitz will present a new study on artificial intelligence and innovation in authoritarian regimes.
If you are interested, you can download the conference program and register for the conference at the following link: