Posts by Andrey Makarychev

Андрей Макарычев 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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Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 11-08-2018
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This article addresses the public appeal of political actionism in today’s Russia through analysis of the political art of Pyotr Pavlensky. The research uses the methodological paradigm of biopower and biopolitics, as outlined by Michel Foucault and further critically developed by Giorgio Agamben, since it helps to better understand both the oppressive nature of the Russian state, and the protest art of...
Андрей Макарычев 10-08-2018
(CEPS; Book Chapter) 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...
Андрей Макарычев 10-03-2018
(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...
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Андрей Макарычев 09-17-2018
Normative and Civilisational Regionalisms: The EU, Russia and their Common Neighbourhoods The International Spectator, July 2018 By Andrey Makarychev https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2018.1483630   A Tale of Two Orthodoxies: Europe in Religious Discourses of Russia and Georgia Ethnopolitics, July 2018 Co-authors: Shota Kakabadze and Andrey Makarychev https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/...
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Андрей Макарычев 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 –...
Андрей Макарычев 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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Андрей Макарычев 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...

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