Essays about: "Post-Soviet"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 essays containing the word Post-Soviet.

  1. 1. Does National Identity have an impact on Gender Equality? A Feminist-Constructivist analysis of Estonia´s identity formation process and its impact on Gender (In-)Equality today

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Jens Lewandowski; [2019]
    Keywords : Gender; Gender Equality; Gender Equality Index; International Relations; Post-Soviet; Estonia; Identity; Feminism; Identity Construction;

    Abstract : The shift of mainstream International Relations after the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as societal changes challenged the way we see the world. This research is concerned with the, for the researcher most pressing issue of our social coexistence, (In-)equality. READ MORE

  2. 2. “Like in Europe”: Promotional Discourses of the Stipend Reduction and Justification of the Neoliberal Transformations in Ukraine

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender

    Author : Daria Popova; [2019]
    Keywords : Neoliberalism; post-Soviet Ukraine; post-Maidan politics; nationalism; neoliberal state.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This research explores the promotional discourses the neoliberal experts and politicians use to legitimise the stipend shortages to the students, whose interests this policy contradicts. The thesis argues that the proponents of the reform established the dialogue with the opposition in order to avoid the large-scale protests against the policy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Russia's exercise of power : A comparative case study of Russia's use of command power, soft power and smart power in Georgia and Ukraine

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Linnea Nilsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Russia; dominant countries; foreign policy; exercise of power; Ukraine; Georgia; conflict; command power; soft power and smart power;

    Abstract : Despite a vast research of Russia’s means of power, including its military interventions in Georgia and Ukraine, no comprehensive comparison of Russia’s exercise of power in Georgia and Ukraine has been accomplished, even though they are the most prominent cases of post-Soviet states that have been subjects for Russian military aggression. This study compares the forms of power Russia has been using to implement its foreign policy objectives in Ukraine and Georgia, in order to identify Russia’s power-related behavior and strategies, through an abductive qualitative approach with a comparative method. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mobilizing Under Authoritarianism: A case study on state repression and individual motivations for civil society engagement in Minsk, Belarus.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Vide Wassberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Social movement; Participation; Civil society; Authoritarianism; Belarus; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Mobilizing for increased human rights and democratization in authoritarian states comes with great costs and risks. The post-soviet country of Belarus is often referred to as a textbook example of a consolidated authoritarian state. Despite several attempts, Belarusian society has yet to move towards a democratic transition. READ MORE

  5. 5. Listening to Digital Media: Analysis of Music Consumption Pattern on the Example of Russian Social Networking Site VKontakte : A user-focused research based on in-depth interviews

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och lärande

    Author : Iuliia Kyryllova; [2018]
    Keywords : digital music; institutional approach; consumption; social networking site; Russia; Ukraine; habits; in-depth interviews; user experience; copyright; sharing; downloading; owning; prosumer; content; free;

    Abstract : The present paper represents an overview of the most popular Russian social networking site VKontakte and its role in the formation of modern music consumption pattern in post-Soviet countries. Until spring 2017, it was known as the biggest platform for free music consumption in the region. READ MORE