Posts by Andrey Makarychev

Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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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Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 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...
Андрей Макарычев 07-06-2017
For some time, analysts, think tankers, and journalists prevailed in the domain of “post-truth” and “alternative facts.” It is only recently that academics plugged into the debate. The World Congress of Semiotics held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on June 26-30, 2017, was good proof of this. Semiotics is an academic discipline that studies hidden meanings in signs, messages, and symbols, and it can contribute to the “post-truth” debate in two ways. It can explain...
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Андрей Макарычев 05-26-2017
(3DCFTAs) Abstract: A general and strategic effect of EU’s Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine has been the extension of the concept of Europe and its wider opening to neighborhoods and margins. It is on this basis that a European normative order can be differentiated from both the ‘Russian world’ and Eurasian geopolitical space. However this paper argues that the process of association is not a unilateral...
Андрей Макарычев 05-09-2017
This book is an important contribution to the ongoing academic debate on Europe and different modalities of European identity. The authors ventured to look at the concept of Europe from its margins, in some respects continuing the discussion started by constructivist scholars Pertti Joenniemi and Noel Parker. The question they raised about a decade ago — whether Europe can be (re)defined by its non-central actors — seems nowadays even more relevant for...
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Visiting Professor, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia