Posts by Andrey Makarychev

Andrey Makarychev 07-20-2018
В России закончился Чемпионат мира (ЧМ) по футболу. Помог ли он укрепить Кремлю свою власть? Ради проведения чемпионата российская власть поступилась самым, казалось бы, сакральным - своим суверенитетом. Но что получено взамен? Спортивные мегасобытия в политической науке принято рассматривать как инструменты достижения конкретных целей политическими режимами. Выгоды от таких событий носят, прежде всего, политический – а не финансовый –...
Andrey Makarychev 07-18-2018
(International Spectator) The contours of regionalism in a wider Europe are shaped by two dominant actors, the European Union (EU) and Russia, which often have divergent visions of the regional landscapes in a vast area constituting their common neighbourhood. The EU can be characterised as the promoter of normative regionalism, while Russia generates different forms of civilisational regionalism. Russia’s emphasis on the civilisational underpinnings of...
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Andrey Makarychev 07-18-2018
(Ethnopolitics) (Co-authored with Shota Kakabadze) The article seeks to analyze discourses of two Orthodox Churches—Georgian (GOC) and Russian (ROC)—from the vantage point of their various interconnections with Europe and the ensuing representations of Europe framed in religious terms. Of particular salience are relations between ROC and GOC, on the one hand, and the Roman Catholic Church, on the other, as well as the positioning of both ROC and GOC...
Andrey Makarychev 07-09-2018
Many in Europe continue to think that certain people or groups within the Russian ruling regime are eager to cooperate and have an understanding of the dangers of the current escalated tensions. Logically, this belief creates a demand for Russian interlocutors who represent the Russian elites (or at least Russian opinion makers) who are potentially open to dialogue with Europeans despite the crisis in relations. In turn, this demand creates supply, and...
Andrey Makarychev 07-09-2018
(Slavica Publishers) Introduction: This collection of articles is a result of an international networked project that during three years supported professional mobility and connectivity between the University of Tartu and its partners in the South Caucasus in general and Georgia in particular. During the project implementation, colleagues from different institutions met in conferences, workshops, and seminars to discuss issues related to developing new...
Andrey Makarychev 03-16-2018
Интервью After Empire с профессором Тартуского университета Андреем Макарычевым - об отсутствии регионализма в российской науке, мировоззренческом противоречии России и Европы, и о том, чем может кончиться новая холодная война. After Empire: Андрей Станиславович, помимо исследования европейских проблем Вы также автор ряда работ о политической ситуации в различных российских регионах. Почему, на Ваш взгляд, в России не сложилось...
Andrey Makarychev 02-20-2018
(CEPS) This paper applies the concepts of hegemony and hybridity as analytical tools to help understand the structural changes taking place within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and beyond. The author points to the split identities of many post-Soviet societies and the growing appeal of solutions aimed at balancing Russia’s or the EU’s dominance as important factors shaping EaP dynamics. Against this background, he explores how the post-Soviet...
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Andrey Makarychev 11-27-2017
(Geopolitics) Abstract: This article uses approaches embedded in practical and popular geopolitics for analysing how Russia capitalizes on the refugee crisis to redefine Europe. Two of Russia’s European policies are at the centre of this analysis: 1) Moscow’s direct appeal to Russian-speaking communities, and 2) the Kremlin’s liaisons with Eurosceptic parties of national conservative background. The main questions these two policies raise are: 1) how...
Andrey Makarychev 11-07-2017
(All Azimuth) (Co-authored with A. Yatsyk) Abstract: This article sketches out general approach to using cultural semiotics as a cognitive tool for analyzing international relations in general and in post-Soviet area in particular. The authors discuss how the homegrown school of cultural semiotics associated with the University of Tartu can be helpful for IR studies. In this respect we place cultural semiotic knowledge in a multidisciplinary perspective...
Andrey Makarychev 07-06-2017
The FIFA Confederations Cup that wrapped up in Russia on July 2 is Russia’s last rehearsal for its hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. We can already see how different the tremendously expensive and highly publicized World Cup is going to be for Russia in comparison to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The poor performance of the Russian national football team in the Confederations Cup leaves minimal chances for the Kremlin to turn the FIFA Cup into a Russian...

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Visiting Professor, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia