Dictatorship, Revolution, War: The End of the Post-Soviet Vicious Circle?

12.09.’22

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° LEZ023 EN
Tags: Cultuur, kunst, muziek, film, theater , Diversiteit , Geschiedenis , Oekraïne

Description

Volodymyr Ishchenko will discuss the concepts of caesarist rule, passive and Jacobin revolutions and hegemony crisis in relation to the post-Soviet condition. He will examine the crisis caused by the incapacity of post-Soviet political capitalists to provide any stable alternative to the degraded Communist hegemony thirty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. This hegemony crisis is crucial in understanding the threats, opportunities, and resources for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The question is now whether the latter will create the conditions for a new cycle of social revolutions in the post-Soviet space.

Remarks

This lecture is part of a larger international summer school, organised by the Department of Conflict and Development Studies and the Department of East European Languages and Cultures in collaboration with the Humanities Academie and the Academy for Political and Social Sciences.

Course number:
LEZ023
Type:
Lectures and study days
Area of interest:
Language en Literature
Language:
EN
Academic year:
2021 - 2022
Starting date:
12.09.2022
Lecturers:
Volodymyr Ishchenko
Contact person:
humanitiesacademie@ugent.be
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