Posts by Alexandra Yatsyk

Alexandra Yatsyk 11-25-2019
(Co-authored by Andrey Makarychev) This book is a critical attempt to cast a biopolitical gaze at the process of subjectification of Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Estonia in terms of multiple and overlapping regimes of belonging, performativity, and (de)bordering. The authors strive to go beyond the traditional understandings of biopolitics as a set of policies corresponding to the management and regulation of (pre)existing populations. In their opinion,...
Alexandra Yatsyk 07-29-2019
(National Identities) (Co-authored with Andrey Makarychev) Abstract: This article approaches Russophone groups in Estonia and Germany as discursive subjects and producers of their own narratives and storylines that are either technically independent from Moscow's control or implicitly challenge Kremlin's propaganda. The major goal of this research is to compare how the German and Estonian Russophone communities react to the situation of information...
Alexandra Yatsyk 11-14-2018
(Geopolitics) The article examines the question of how the refugee crisis in Europe re-actualizes the existing national geopolitical narratives and affects the border-(re)drawing of European political communities. I particularly refer to the Estonian experience, which I examine through two different case studies. The first one focuses on the refugee issue as seen from the perspective of fostering a less nationalistic and more heterogeneous identity in...
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Alexandra Yatsyk 11-14-2018
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This article examines Georgia’s experience of civil society engagement with reforms after 2008, which attests to the country’s Euro-integrationist aspirations. In particular, the research addresses practices of the promotion of liberal democracy as forms of biopolitical governmentality pursued by Western state and non-state actors towards and in Georgia, raising the question of what the mechanisms of...
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Alexandra Yatsyk 06-18-2018
Изменит ли чемпионат мира по футболу негативный имидж России? Почему стадион в Санкт-Петербурге стоит дороже стадиона в Лос-Анджелесе? Чемпионат как демонстрация отсталости России? Владимир Путин публично "сжигает пачки денег", чтобы изумить мир? Эти и другие вопросы мы обсуждаем с Майклом Лидсом, экономистом из Темплского университета в Филадельфии, Ричардом Арнольдом, политологом из Маскингамского университета в Огайо, Александрой Яцык из Уппсальского...
Alexandra Yatsyk 04-18-2018
27 февраля в Киеве в Доме Свободной России  состоялась презентация книги «Борис Немцов и российская политика: власть и сопротивление». В третью годовщину смерти Бориса Немцова мы обсудили его наследие и влияние на российскую политику. Приглашенные спикеры:  Александра Яцик, соредактор, научный сотрудник Института изучения России и Евразии, Андрей Макарычев, соредактор, профессор политики, Тартуский университет, Екатерина Смаглий, директор киевского офиса...
Alexandra Yatsyk 11-07-2017
(Journal of Slavic Military Studies) (Co-authored with A. Makarychev) Abstract: The article addresses the sphere of performing arts as part of Russia’s security policy and, in particular, its propaganda dimensions. The authors approach cultural representations as appeals to universal norms rather than to national interests and in this respect focus on two specific cases of aestheticization of military force applied beyond the national borders of the...
Alexandra Yatsyk 02-08-2017
(Book chapter) (Co-author: A. Makarychev) Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the military insurgency in Ukraine’s eastern provinces triggered political and academic debates on various issues related to post-Soviet borderlands, above all those populated by Russian-speakers and culturally gravitating towards Russia. In this context the Estonian city of Narva became one of the hottest nodal points in heated international discussions over the prospects and...
Alexandra Yatsyk 02-08-2017
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing) (Co-author: A. Makarychev) This article analyzes today’s independent ex-Soviet borderlands (Ukraine, Georgia, and Estonia) of the Russian Federation. More precisely, the authors identify the cultural and social practices enabling their national identity narratives to emerge. The authors use in-depth expert interviews with policy activists, cultural entrepreneurs, analysts and governmental officers, conducted in Lviv (...
Alexandra Yatsyk 02-08-2017
(European Neighbourhood Policy) (Co-author: A. Makarychev) The chapter addresses a collision of different policies and strategies initiated, pursued and implemented by EU member states towards Ukraine as a co-host of the UEFA 2012 Cup. Two countries are of particular interest for this study—Poland, as the co-organizer of this mega-event, and Germany, as the most powerful European country that engaged most actively with Ukraine on many policy lines....

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