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European Regional Master's Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Scientific Library - Pecob' Volume


Government-MNCs relations and their influence on competitiveness and inward FDI in Hungary: An analysis of the effects on the banking sector

by Valentina Lisi

Ever since the beginning of the transition period from a state-planned to a market-oriented economy, Hungary has been a frontrunner in attracting FDI in the Eastern Central European region. Despite the common tendency among the governments in power to apply an open-door strategy towards foreign investors in the country, the government led by Viktor Orbán from 2010 to 2014 has diverted this approach.
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Published and web resources - Report


A New Nato Strategy In Eastern Europe

written by Matteo Lunni, Associazione Italiana Polonisti

Cold war coming back? Not exactly, but for sure it can be see a more aggressive NATO strategy in Eastern Europe, especially after Ukrainian internal conflict begin.
There's something historical in that, a process started  after Soviet Union breakdown with fisrt NATO enlargement to Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary (1999).


Calls, Conferences and Announcements


Call for papers - 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe London

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 09 December 2015

Thinking beyond “the national” is here to stay. Though recent events in Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space have brought the continued relevance of borders into stark relief, we are more than ever in need of a toolkit that makes sense of processes, events and patterns occurring and recurring beyond the nation-state.


Call for papers - Peter Chaadaev: between the love of fatherland and the love of truth

Deadline for Application Form: January 15, 2016

This is the next Krakow conference on Russian philosophy. In 2015 we dealt with the links between Post-Secularism and Russian religious philosophy, previous editions have focused on the relation of Christianity and culture, the reception of Russian thought in Europe, Russian symbolism and other topics.


Events - 4th World Congress of Administrative and Political Sciences

Venue: Rome, Italy
Period: 26-28 November 2015

The aim is  to bring together the Politics, strategists, managers, banking and finance  scientists, faculties, business man, accouter, scholars, researchers and students from all areas of administrative and political sciences with the mission to become an International Forum
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Events - SEEFest - South East European Film Festival

Venue: Los Angeles, USA
Period: April 28 - May 5, 2016

South East European Film Festival educates about and promotes cultural diversity of South East Europe through its annual presentations of films from this region and year-round screenings and programs. SEE FEST organizes conferences and retrospectives, serves as the cultural hub and resource for scholars and filmmakers, and creates opportunities for cultural exchange between Southern California and South East Europe.


Academic Courses

AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Studies

Application deadline: March 1, 20165

The University of Manchester is a member of the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Cultures (CEELBAS CDT). The Centre is led by University College London (UCL) and, alongside Manchester, also includes Cambridge and Oxford Universities.




Stories of Khmelnytsky - Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

edited by: Amelia Glaser

In the middle of the seventeenth century, Bohdan Khmelnytsky was the legendary Cossack general who organized a rebellion that liberated the Eastern Ukraine from Polish rule. Consequently, he has been memorialized in the Ukraine as a God-given nation builder, cut in the model of George Washington.


Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societies

edited by: Nils A. Butenschøn, Øyvind Stiansen, Kåre Vollan

Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing sustainable peace and lasting democracy.


Russian Literature since 1991

edited by: Evgeny Dobrenko, Mark Lipovetsky

Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material - from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama.



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