UPPSKJUTET! Our Reality and Theirs: Existential Resistance, Opposition and the Road to Pluralism in the Western Soviet Union

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, IRES Library
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Kontaktperson: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Telefon: 018 471 1630
  • Föreläsning

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Skiljde sig Baltikum och västra Ukraina, Sovjetunionens västområden, i något avseende från deras östliga motparter? Om så är fallet, på vilket sätt och hur har detta arv påverkat deras övergång till demokrati och marknadsekonomi? Professor Li Bennich-Björkman presenterar och diskuterar.

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What did the Soviet's western border areas - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Western Ukraine - carry with them in the form of social experiences, cultural dispositions and human resources, when Mikhail Gorbachev declared in 1985 that the vast and multinational Soviet Union would be reformed? How did these experiences and resources influence the liberalization that perestroika and glasnost entailed, and the radical institutional change that followed in the form of the transition to democracy and the market economy? These two questions, which civil, human, resources created during the last - sometimes called post-Stalinist - decades during the Soviet era and how, and to what extent, they came to influence the events of post-1985, are at the heart of the book-project discussed in this talk.

Li Bennich-Björkman is Skyttean Professor of Eloquence and Government at Uppsala University.