Book Launch (in English)
With a principal focus on Ukraine, Mikhail Minakov's latest book analyses these developmental challenges, geopolitical contexts, and dystopic stalemates that post-Soviet societies face during their transition to new political and cultural orders. The book proposes a concrete vision on how Western and post-communist Europe may be able to create a sustainable pan-European common space.
At ZOiS, the author and two experts discuss some of these perspectives, which include a new agenda for pan-European political communication, new East-Central European regional security mechanisms, conflict-resolution, and anti-patronalist institutions.
Mikhail Minakov: Development and Dystopia. Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe (ibidem Press 2018).
- Mikhail Minakov is currently a Principal Investigator on Ukraine at the Kennan Institute, DAAD visiting professor at the Europa-Universität Viadrina and editor-in-chief of Focus Ukraine, an online blog published by the Kennan Institute.
- Wilfried Jilge is a historian of Eastern Europe. His research focuses on the contemporary history and politics of Ukraine.
- Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse is Director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). Her research interests include post-communist transitions (with a particular focus on Ukraine), EU eastward enlargement and the Eastern Partnership.
- Dr. Sabine von Löwis is a senior researcher at ZOiS.