Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, October 22-24, 2014

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, “Choices of Russian Modernisation” will hold the 14th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference on 22-24 October 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
This year the conference, entitled “Restructuring State and Society in Russia” aims to examine the intersections of and interrelationships between state and society in Russia and other post-Soviet and post-Communist countries in diverse theoretical and comparative perspectives – with the focus on critical issues of political, economic, and societal developments and in-between macro and micro levels of analysis.
The keynote speakers of the conference are:
*Professor Alexander Etkind, European University Institute, Florence (Italy);
*Professor Steven Hanson, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg (USA);
*Professor Oleg Kharkhordin, European University at St. Petersburg (Russia);
*Professor Alena Ledeneva, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London (UK)
*Editor-in-chief Maria Lipman, Pro et Contra, Moscow Carnegie Center (Russia)

For further information, please consult the conference webpage.

The deadline for the proposals is May 15, 2014.

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