Posts by Andrey Makarychev

Andrey Makarychev 10-30-2019
(International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics | Co-authored by Alexandra Yatsyk) Abstract: In this article we explore the cognitive potential of the intertwined concepts of representation and performativity for studying a series of sportive and cultural mega events hosted by Russia from 2013 to 2019. Authors look at mega event as semiotic spaces generative of messages, symbols and images that might be conceptualised from the interrelated...
Andrey Makarychev 08-27-2019
(Palgrave) This volume seeks to explore Russia’s perceptions of the changing international system in the twenty-first century and evaluate the determinants of Russian motives, roles and strategies towards a number of contemporary regional and global issues. The chapters of the volume discuss various aspects of Russian foreign policy with regard to key actors like the U.S., EU and China; international organizations such as the BRICS, Shanghai Cooperation...
Andrey Makarychev 08-08-2019
(Politics and the Life Sciences) Abstract: In this article, we scrutinize a policy area in which the Russian government has had to react to negative publicity in the last few years, namely, the doping scandal surrounding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This scandal uncovered important aspects of Russia’s vulnerability in the global sports milieu, yet so far, it has remained almost unnoticed in the literature on mega sports events in Russia. Our analysis...
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Andrey Makarychev 07-29-2019
(Journal of Contemporary European Studies) (Co-authored with Sandra Fernandes) Abstract: The aim of this special issue is to look at challenges to the EU and NATO and their relations and policies with both member states and neighboring countries, in particular, how recent developments contribute to the new dynamics of center–periphery relations in a wider Europe and the space of Euro-Atlantic institutions. We stem from a need to understand in what sense...
Andrey Makarychev 07-29-2019
(Journal of Contemporary European Studies) (Co-authored with Sandra Fernandes) Abstract: Estonia and Portugal are small states located at opposite geographical fringes of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This article analyses how their NATO and EU memberships matter in escaping the anathema of periphery. We argue that the two countries can be comparable with each other because they share an experience of post-...
Andrey Makarychev 12-11-2018
(RAD) Abstract: Looking at Narva, the Estonian city with strong Russian roots, through the lens of culture allows us to see it less as a threat and more as an opportunity. Current Estonian policy seeks to Europeanize Narva, making it cool rather than alien. This effort, instead of pushing Russia aside, provides a platform for Russian artists to perform on an European stage and reach an international audience.  Read More © Russian...
Andrey Makarychev 11-21-2018
(Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs) (Co-authored with Alexandra Yatsyk) This article discusses how the discursively and culturally constructed “Russian world” intersects and communicates with the “Turkic world” as an adjacent—and in some respects alternative—civilisational construct. The object of our analysis is the Russian world in situations of multiple encounters with Turkic world in regions that might be termed cultural crossroads. The research is...
Andrey Makarychev 11-15-2018
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This special issue seeks to explore the perspectives of applying the different modalities of biopolitical analysis to four country-based case studies at Europe’s eastern margins. The ambition of this collection is to examine issues pertaining to national political, social and cultural agendas through the prism of the broadly understood biopolitical theorizing. This issue offers a peculiar outlook at the...
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Andrey Makarychev 11-14-2018
(Geopolitics) The existing academic literature is replete with discussions about complex interconnections between borders and identities (Kuusisto-Arponen and Gilmartin 2015; Makarychev 2017). Borders are viewed as producers of texts and discourses, and are discussed as social constructs that always include and exclude (Blake 2014), as well as securitize and de-securitize, centralize and marginalize. To underline dynamic nature of borders, critical...
Andrey Makarychev 11-08-2018
(Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society) This issue's special section explores the discursive gaps, tensions, and ruptures between Ukrainian and Russian narratives of national identity. It gives the floor to Russian and Ukrainian authors with a view to enabling analytical comparisons between the dominant narratives in the two countries, including their cultural, historical, and political dimensions. This juxtaposition of Russian and...

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