Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen
The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa – FSO) is an independent research institute attached to the University of Bremen. It is funded jointly by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the State of Bremen. Founded during the Cold War in 1982, the FSO today combines two goals: the (re)examination of societies and cultures in the Eastern Bloc and the analysis of contemporary developments in the post-Soviet region.
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Job announcement: 2 PhD positions (1) Foreign corporations in the post socialist region: adapting to, using, or resisting the business environment and legal culture in Russia and Central Asia, (2) Informal ways to deal with asymmetric shocks, foreign economic sanctions and/or hard currency shortage in relatively closed or de facto state controlled economies or sectors.
New publication: Heiko Pleines: The framing of IMF and World Bank in political reform debates: The role of political orientation and policy fields in the cases of Russia and Ukraine, in: Global Social Policy.
ArchiveWith an archive and library spezialising in the literature on dissent, emigration and repression in Eastern Europe after 1945/1953 and the political transformation after 1989/1991, the Research Centre offers scholars from the humanities unique conditions to conduct research on the history of "Dissent and Consensus" in Eastern Europe after 1945.
Researchers who plan to use the archive are kindly requested to contact us 4 weeks in advance.
We are extremely grateful to anyone wishing to give documents to our archive or willing to inform us of materials related to our profile!
ResearchThe guiding concept of the centre's research is "Dissent and Consensus". This posits that deviant opinions, political opposition, defiance or forms of obstinacy can only be understood in the context of the political system, its discourses and repressive measures. To this end, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and specialists in literary and cultural studies collaborate using interdisciplinary approaches.
This approach places particular emphasis on the following areas:
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