The article presents the path in science of the prominent Polish historian Jerzy W. Borejsza (1935–2019). He made a significant contribution to the study of the history of nineteenth-century Poland, especially Polish political emigration, as well as the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, primarily the links of Italian fascism and German nazism with Eastern Europe and Slavs. The historian actively participated in international cooperation – the article focuses on his contacts with Russian colleagues. The portrait of J. Borejsza is given in the broad context of the history of humanities and political history of the second half of the XXth and early XXIst centuries. The author analyzes Borejsza's views on a number of topical issues, including his assessment of historical policy. Along with the use of research works of the historian, his recently published reminiscences and interviews are introduced into circulation, which the author of the article complements with his own memories of J. Borejsza.
Article is dealing with how the confessional peculiarities of Protestantism were perceived and qualified by starets Artemiy, a Churchman of Muscovy, who fled from persecutions to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in the middle of the XVIth century. Analysis of Artemiy’s epistles has resulted in the conclusion that the Protestant doctrine was understood one-sidedly and with great distortions because of the substantial divergences in very confessional languages of Eastern and Western Christian tradition in the XVIth century.
Many governments invest significant funds to promote their national higher education systems in the global education market, and Russia is no exception. In 2013 the government launched the Russian academic excellence 5-100 Project ‘to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market’ and to attract international staff and students from all over the world. Although Russia is currently in 7th place for international students globally (IIE 2017), it has one of the fastest growth rates compared to its previous position in the global market. Existing literature on the motivation of international students who choose to study in Russia is minimal. In order to fill this gap, this study uses the results of interviews with international students to discover what brought them to Russia. The conclusions drawn highlight the need for the Russian government to improve its migration policy for international students as well as to publicize the quality of Russian higher education.
The research is devoted to the legal regulation of employment contract in Eastern Europe in the aspect of general and special features in this legal institute. The employment legislation in the countries of Eastern Europe is constantly developing, and its main aim is the unification of the legal regulation of the employment contract.
The Russian Slavistics is characterized by the coexistence and even rivalry of traditional ethno-cultural and regional approaches, the demand for which was determined not only by scientific considerations, but also by political factors – the attitude to the heritage of empires, the imperatives of the Soviet bloc and the needs of post-socialist transformation. The regional approach involves the use of notions such as Eastern Europe, Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe and East Central Europe having axiological and geopolitical dimensions.
This chapter proposes an unfolding view of the EU as a sort of post-modern neo-medieval empire, in which narratives of othering towards Central and Eastern Europe preserve their salience.
Cet ouvrage explore des aspects méconnus des dynamiques et des politiques migratoires dans un grand espace, de l’Europe au Sahel, considéré en crise. En croisant les disciplines et les terrains, il offre une mise à distance et des éléments de réflexion sur une problématique, la migration, dont l’appréhension est rendue difficile par le foisonnement et l’orientation des discours politiques et médiatiques. Les différentes contributions permettent de replacer la Méditerranée dans un contexte géographique et géopolitique plus vaste, l’inscrivant dans des dynamiques régionales et internationales qui la traversent et l’affectent, et l’étirant dans ses ramifications nationales peu explorées (Sénégal, Maroc, Tunisie, Algérie, Libye). En combinant ces diverses échelles qui se croisent et se nourrissent mutuellement, l’ouvrage apporte une analyse de dynamiques nouvelles mais structurantes qui accompagnent la question des migrations, telles que l’évolution du marché de la consultance, des réseaux religieux ou de transport, la diffusion des normes, des politiques et des pratiques. Les études de cas qu’il contient permettent de décentrer le regard pour le porter sur des mouvements en cours au sud de la Méditerranée, marqués par le poids des politiques européennes tout en s’émancipant dans des parcours qui leur sont propres.
The book includes materials of the 30th V.T. Pashuto memorial readings timed to the 100th anniversary of V.T. Pashuto’s births.
This volume consists of articles prepared after two conferences organized by the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2011 and in 2012. The focus of both conferences was concentrated on the development of reforms and changes in higher education in the social sciences and humanities in Eastern Europe during the last two decades. The collapse of the communist system in Eastern Europe was followed by the enormous expansion of institutions of higher learning, especially in the field of social sciences and humanities. While responding to the great need of society for the education of urgently needed specialists in this area, most of the old and the newly established universities were confronted with a lack of professionals in this field. As a consequence, the overproduction of alleged specialists especially in subjects like law, business, management, and economics, has contributed to discrediting not only knowledge in these field, but also the value of education, consequently putting at risk the processes of transformation of post-totalitarian reality. The book addresses itself to the issues of possible steps of reforming the educational and institutional space in the Eastern European Universities.