Study Focus Area Studies

The area studies track represents an elective part of the curriculum. You will receive a comprehensive introduction into Eastern European politics and inquire critically into pertinent academic and political questions concerning this highly dynamic and troubled region. The area studies track is one possible area for specialization for your individual study path.

Evert van der Zweerde

Overview: Studying Areas

This module focuses on the academic field of area studies. You will immerse in the various academic debates and political functions that have guided the development of the field in recent years.

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Dr. Andrey Makarychev

Lost in Transformation: Comparative Area Studies

This module focuses on the academic field of area studies. You will immerse in the various academic debates and political functions that have guided the development of the field in recent years.

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Sergei Medvedev

Russia: Eternal Enigmas

The post Soviet space and Russia in particular has long been one of the most preferred topics of area studies. At its core is the assumption that Soviet and post-Soviet Russia is a unique country that cannot be understood and explained in comparison

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Dr. Georgiy Kasianov

Eastern Europe: A Dissolving Concept?

Eastern European countries have taken different pathways after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. While some have succeeded to establish consolidated democracies, others remain unstable or have drifted back into autocratic structures

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