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"Territorial Politics in Europe" Workshop - 14 & 15 June

The event is by invitation. If interested, please contact Valentyna Romanova. Thanks.

Workshop Agenda 

14 June 2012 (12-5pm)
Location: Library Meeting Suite 1.11 

Opening:

Welcome from organizers
Greetings from the Consulate General of Ukraine in Edinburgh 

Panel 1. Territorial Restructuring of Federal and Unitary States 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
Discussant:
Prof. Michael Keating 
State-Reconstruction in Western Europe
Prof. Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh, the UK and Dr Emanuele Massetti, Turkey
 
Ethno-federalism in a comparative perspective (Russia, India and China)
Prof. Kimitaka Matsuzato, Sapporo University, Japan

Panel 2. Regionalism in Central and Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
 
Towards a European model of decentralised competences? Assessing the nature of the devolution agenda in contemporary Ukraine
Dr. Nathaniel Copsey and Dr. Carolyn Rowe, Aston University, the UK
 
New Regionalism in Southeastern Europe: the Cases of Istria and Vojvodina
Dejan Stjepanovic, University of Edinburgh, the UK  

Panel 3. Sub-State Regimes in Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
 
The "Policy of Nonfeasance" on the Municipal Level in Contemporary Russia: Models and Factors of Realization
Dr. Panov Petr, Dr. Sulimov Konstantin, Dr. Borisova Nadezhda, Perm State University, Russia
The Role of International Factors in Sub-National Regime Transition: Russia and Belarus (Comparative Perspective)
Dr. Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 

Panel 4. Sub-State Policy-Making in Western and Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
Discussant:
Dr. Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh
 
The Public Private Implementation at the regional level in Russia: a success-and-debate story (health, transportation and housing sectors in Perm Krai)
Elena Plotnikova, Igor Germanov, Alexander Kuznetsov, Perm State University, Russia
 
Public policies and accountability at regional level. The Spanish Case
Dr. Braulio Gómez Fortes, the University of Edinburgh, the UK, and Laura Cabeza Pérez, UNED, National Distance Education University, Spain

15 June 2012 (9-5pm)
Location: Library Meeting Suite 1.07 

Briefing
Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
 
Public attitudes on state-wide and sub-state politics in Ukraine
Dr. Oleksandr Levtsun, the Centre for Social Research ‘Sofia’, Ukraine

Panel 5. Multi-Level Party Politics in Western and Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
Discussant:
Dr Luke March, University of Edinburgh
 
An analytical framework of multi-level party politics for Western and Eastern Europe (and beyond)
Dr. Klaus Detterbeck, the University of Magdeburg, Germany and Dr. Eve Hepburn, the University of Edinburgh, the UK
 
Post-Communist Far-Right Parties in Multi-Level Settings
Dr. Margaryta Chabanna, the University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla academy’, Ukraine

Panel 6. Multi-Level Elections in Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Patricia Correa, Autonomous University of Barcelona
 
Nationalization and Volatility in Regional and National Elections in Six Central and Eastern European Countries
Dr. Arjan Schakel, Maastricht University
 
What Drives Multi-Level Voting Apart in New Democracies? The Case of Ukraine
Dr. Ailsa Henderson and Dr. Valentyna Romanova, the University of Edinburgh  

Panel 7. Identities in Western and Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
 
Do Identities Matter More than Party Interests in Territorial Politics? Insights from Belgium
Dr. Min Reuchamps, Université de Liège; Dr. Dave Sinardet, Universiteit Antwerpen; Jérémy Dodeigne, Université de Liège, Belgium
 
Theoretical approach to defining Central and Eastern European Identity: The Impact of EU Enlargement (Poland, Croatia and Ukraine)
Dr. Ðana Luša, the University of Zagreb, Croatia 

Panel 8. The Regional Dimension of Europeanisation in Eastern Europe 

Panel Chair:
Dr. Valentyna Romanova
 
An implementation of the EU political conditionality in Romania and Bulgaria: lessons for Ukraine under the Eastern Partnership
Tatiana Shaban, University of Victoria, Canada
 
The Contribution of International Technical Assistance to Public Administrative Reform in Ukraine: the Case of Regional Policy 2000-2011
Duncan Leitch, Birmingham University, the UK
 
The challenge of stateness in post-Soviet democratization: the framework of analysis and the EU's role at sub-state level in Ukraine
Olena Podolyan, Södertörn University, Sweden

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