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Summer School "A Changing Europe"

Justice as a societal and political matter.

Equality, social and legal security as conditions for democracy and the market


24 – 29 July 2006

Preliminary Programme

Organised by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen together with the German Association for East European Studies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

Mo, 24. 07. 2006

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome, Introduction by the organisers

10:30 – 12:30

Social Justice and Consolidation of Democracy in Eastern Europe

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Beyme, University of Heidelberg

12:30 – 14:00


Block I: Migration and National Minorities

Discussants: Dr. Andrea Gawrich, University of Kiel/ Dr. Kerstin Zimmer, University of Marburg

14:00 – 15:15

Migration and National Minorities I

Gabriela Otoiu

Restitution policies and national identity in post-communist Romania. The case of the Jewish Community

Aleksandra Wyrozumska

Enhancing Inclusion in the European Union. The European Stakeholder Citizenship Model

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:30

Migration and National Minorities II

Kyriaki Topidi

EU law, enlargement and minority protection. New rights v. new methods

Oksana Morgunova

Making Cakes in Scottland: Sweet Memories and Bitter Experiences

David Duncan

Multiculturalism as a Tool for Migrant Integration

18:00 –


Tue, 25.07.2006

Block II: Civil Society and Social Capital

Discussants: Dr. David Lane, University of Cambridge

9:00 – 10:15

Civil Society and Social Capital I

Aleksandra Duda

The Revolution of the Youth. Youth activism as the driving force behind the development of democratic opposition campaigns. A comparative study of the Georgian Kmara and Ukrainian Pora movements and their impact on emerging Russian youth movements

Svetlana Tvorogova

Toy of the rich or an instrument for change? Mapping youth political movements in Russia

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30

Civil Society and Social Capital II

Diana Schmidt

Anti-Corruption Advocacy - in Contemporary Russia? Local Civil Society Actors between International and Domestic Contexts

Susanne Schatral

Stop Violence. Framing Strategies of Russian Women-NGOs

Georgi Dimitrov

Culture, Institutional Change and Justice in Eastern Europe after 1989: The Case of Bulgaria

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Excursion to the Hertie School of Governance Berlin

18:00 –


Wed, 26.07.2006

Simulation Game

conducted by Dipl.Pol. Bjoern Warkalla and Dipl.Pol. Simon Raiser, planpolitik ( and Prof. Margarita Balmaceda Ph.D., Seton Hall University/ Harvard Ukrainian Institute/ Universitaet Giessen

9:00 – 12:30

Simulation Game "Energy" Part I

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Simulation Game "Energy" Part II

18:00 –


Thur, 27.07.2006

09:00 – 12:00

Visit to the German Bundestag

Guided Tour

 11:00 Meeting with Gernot Erler, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office.

13:00 – 14:00


Block III: Culture, Identity and Justice in Eastern Europe/ Implementation of Justice in Eastern Europe: Law systems, property rights, redistribution

Discussants: Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel, University of Mainz, Germersheim/ Prof. Dr. Gertrud Pickhan, FU Berlin

14:00 – 15:30

Culture, Identity and Justice in Eastern Europe I

Alissa Tolstokorova

The Linguistic Dimension of Gender Justice. Implications for Central and Eastern Europe

Slawomir Rzeszotko

European Normative Power and the Risk of Unjustness through Identity Creation Practices

Noemi Kakucs

Women in European Societies. Societal Justice East and West

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Culture, Identity and Justice in Eastern Europe II

Christina Gentzik

The City of Danzig/Gdansk as a Common Place of Remembrance in Germany and Poland

Katarina Koleva

Restitution of Expropriated Property in Eastern Europe. The restrictive approach and available remedies with a special emphasis on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights related to restitution

Oksana Danylenko/ Oleg Danylenko

Justice and "construction" of history: a lingua-conflictological analysis

18:00 –


Fri, 28.07.2006

Block IV: Justice in Entrepreneurship and Labour Relations

Discussants: Prof. Dr. Andrej Jakovlev, HSE, Moscow/ Monika Kerekes, Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin


Justice and Entrepreneurship in Labour Relations I

Maria Aluchna

Emerging corporate governance in transition economies. Evidence from Poland

Elena Kapustkina

Societal justice and corporate reponsibility of business in Russia

Stela Ivanova

In Search of a Just Balance between Opposing Interests. Enforcement of Judgements in Civil and Commercial Matters in Eastern Europe with a Focus on Bulgaria


Coffee break


Justice and Entrepreneurship in Labour Relations II

Anna Zaiceva

The Emergence of Social Justice as a Mechanism of Interest Coordination in Work Organisations

Kiryl V. Haiduk

Social Justice and Capital Taxation. Theory and the Experience of Selected EU Economies

Tor-Inge Harbo

Justifying redistribution in the EU. An alternative approach

13:00 – 14:00


Block V: (In)Equality of Opportunity in transfoming societies in Eastern Europe

Discussants: Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, Freie Universitaet Berlin/ Dr. Alena Ledeneva, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London


(In)Equality of Opportunity in Transforming Societies in Eastern Europe I

Sigrid Rand

Skills Formation and the Knowledge Gap in the Learning Economy: The Case of Estonia

Anastasya Ryabchuk

Nostalgia and solidarity. Social suffering in post-communist societies

Carina Keskitalo

Vulnerability in forestry, fishing and reindeer herding systems in northern Europe and Russia

Czongor Kuti

Justice and Reparation


Coffee break


(In)Equality of Opportunity in Transforming Societies in Eastern Europe II

Aisalkyn Botoeva

The institutionalisation of novel shopping places in a post Soviet country. The case of supermarkets in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Svietlana Parcheuskaya

Jobs and Justice. Searching employment solutions for a ‘laggard’ transition economy

Calin Goina

Social stratification and re-stratification in a Transilvanian village from the 40’s until the 60’s – the transition to state-socialism.

Sa, 29.07.2006

Block VI: Political Systems

Discussants: Dr. Robert Orttung, American University Washington/ Dr. Jeronim Perovic, Center for Security Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

9:00 – 10:30

Political Systems I

Filip Raciborski

Gender Inequality in Parliamentary Elections in Poland. Party Decisions or Voters’ Behaviour

Irina Vasilievna Tolmacheva

Democracy as a condition for the strengthening of presidential power in Russia

Alla Samoletova

Does party system consolidation lead to political justice? Political party competition in a comparative perspective

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Political Systems II

Elke Fein

Re-defining justice and legitimacy in the post-Soviet space. The case of the first Russian Constitutional Court

Nadezda Kapitsyna

Limits of tax reform efficiency. The influence of political and institutional factors



14:00 – 15:30

Evaluation and Closure

16:00 -

Get-together, barbecue


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