Crisis, Conflict and Security in Central and Eastern Europe
Heidi Hein-Kircher, Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, Germany.
Liliya Berezhnaya, University of Münster, Germany; Central European University, Vienna, Austria; Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
Security, crisis and conflicts play a crucial role in the international relations of Central and Eastern European states and in internal affairs, between national, ethnic and religious groups. Crises, conflicts, security issues and their perceptions are closely linked to state building, nationalism, the fall of Soviet hegemony, as well as multi-ethnicity and multi-culturality in Central and Eastern Europe.
The series discusses the emergence, fostering and sustainability of conflicts and crises, as well as the perception of security problems and the attempts to create security from various perspectives in modern times. The series includes volumes written by scholars of various disciplines, but with a focus on history. It aims to provide interpretations and historical dimensions relating to the current triggers of in-security and conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe. Doing so, the series provides an innovative insight into current and urgent research problems.
Topics of relevance to the series might include:
- nationalism and imperialism as triggers of conflict
- migration, as a result of, or as a trigger of, crises
- minority-majority conflicts
- religious conflicts
- memory cultures, memory politics, memory wars
- political, economic and societal transformation/transition
- wars, flight and expulsion
- social engineering as a tool for conflict prevention and resolution (such as deportations)
- historicizing and conceptualizing the notions of "security", "conflict" and "crisis" in Central and Eastern Europe
- Monika Baar, European University Institute, Italy
- Margarita Balmaceda, Seton Hall, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, USA
- Werner Distler, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Andrea Gawrich, University of Giessen, Germany
- Ana Ivasiuc, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Jerzy Kochanowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Otá Konrad, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
- Klaus Richter, University of Birmingham, UK
- Olga Sezneva, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- David Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
- Darius Staliūnas, Institute for Lithuanian History, Lithuania
- Andras Szalai, CEU Democracy Institute, Hungary
Jen McCall, History