Makarychev

Andrey Makarychev 05 Jan 2021
(Sage) This essay attempts to juxtapose mass-scale protest movements that almost simultaneously erupted in summer 2020 in Belarus and Russia’s Far East. In spite of dissimilar root causes of both events, they however share a number of common characteristics, such as spontaneity, lack of well-established leadership, networking/horizontal structure (Paneyakh, 2020) and explicitly non-...
Andrey Makarychev 18 Dec 2020
(3DCFTAs) The global pandemic charges on. In the two and a half months, from the end of September to mid-December, the world total number of infections more than doubled to 72 million, with deaths rising to 1.6 million. However in all of Europe, over the same period, the current second wave of infections has been even worse, with the number of infections rising 4.7 times in Western Europe, 4...
Andrey Makarychev 14 Dec 2020
(NJCP) Introduction: What is an instrument? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it can be understood, for instance, as “a means or implement by which something is achieved, performed, or furthered” or “a tool or device used for a particular purpose – especially: a tool or device designed to do careful and exact work”. What is highlighted in both definitions is its object-like...
Andrey Makarychev 01 Dec 2020
(Mezinárodní vztahy) Abstract: The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly reshaped debates on the global order, democratic politics and the liberal mode of governing societies. Some have compared the virus to the “ultimate empty signifier”, which allowed difficult ideological groups to fill it with their own securitizations, creating in an instant a plethora of political otherings. For...
Andrey Makarychev 23 Oct 2020
(Chinese Political Science Review) Abstract: The paper addresses a puzzle resulting from the current global state of alert: the coronavirus pandemic brought us back to the world of the allegedly sovereign nation states with borders and national governments in charge, yet in fact, this retrieved sovereignty looks very vulnerable and precarious. We explain this controversy through a triad of...
Andrey Makarychev 18 Aug 2020
(3dcftas.eu) This policy paper addresses the most acute political issues that now follow the August 9, 2020 presidential election in Belarus, a member of EU’s Eastern Partnership and one of Russia’s partners in Eurasian integration. Vote falsification as a crux of Lukashenka’s regime It is important to remember that during the 26 years of Lukashenka’s rule no election was recognized by the...
(Weatherhead East Asian Institute) Taiwan and Estonia are known as digital democracies. As both face threats from neighbors, their degree of digitization typically has been seen as a vulnerability. The DNS attack from Russia that Estonia faced in 2007 brought home the potential for cyberspace to be used as a domain of war. Similarly Taiwan has faced repeated cyberthreats from the People's...
Andrey Makarychev 07 Aug 2020
(Post-Soviet Affairs) Abstract: The object of my analysis is the Tallinn-based discussion club Impressum, known as a platform for spreading pro-Kremlin interpretations of political matters. These public speeches give a broad picture of political discourses originated in the Russian academic community or among Russia-loyal academics in Europe, and shared with Estonian Russophiles. Two...

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