Gesellschaften Osteuropas




Workshop on Eastern European Politics and Society

31.07.2019 – 01.08.2019

Institut für Soziologie
Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Prof. Dr. Petra Stykow

31 July – 1 August, Institute of Sociology, Konradstraße 6, 80801 Munich, Room 308

31 July

13:00-14:15: Ella Paneyakh, National Research University Higher School of Economics: Grassroot Modernization and Anti-Modernization State in Post-Crimean Russia (invited talk)

14:30-15:15: Alexander Libman, LMU Munich (with Olga Vasilyeva): Can Communist Modernization Strengthen Democracy? Evidence from the Baikal-Amur Mainline
15:30-16.15: Zuleykha Mailzada, LMU Munich: How ‘Western’ is Neoliberalism? Locating the Reproduction of the Soviet Forms of Neoliberalism in Public Health Care in Azerbaijan
16:30-17.15: Laura Eras, LMU Munich: Has the War in Donbas Affected the Social Distance toward Russian-Speaking Ukrainians?
17:30-18:15: Viachaslau Yarashevich, LMU Munich: The Challenge of Competitiveness for the Eurasian Integration

If you are interested in attending the workshop on 31 July, please confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to: by 15 July 2019.

1 August

Qualitative Research Methods and Fieldwork in Authoritarian Contexts
Methods workshop organized by Adele Del Sordi (LMU Munich).
9:15: Welcome and introduction
9:30-11:00: Session 1: Research ethics & red lines
11:15-12:45: Session 2: The art of the interview (types, techniques and tips)
14:00-15:30: Session 3: Staying safe in the field (and other practical suggestions)

If you want to participate in the workshop on research methods, please contact her directly at She will inform you on the modalities of participation. The number of participants is limited.