Workshop Tartu 2018

We are happy to announce another event organised by the V-Dem Regional Center for Eastern Europe and Russia in collaboration with the UPTAKE consortium. The theme of this year's workshop is "Patterns of Autocratization in Eastern Europe and Eurasia". 

The workshop will take place on Friday, 19 October 2018 in the University of Tartu, Estonia. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Anna Lührmann, post-doctoral research fellow at the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenberg. Formerly a member of the German Bundestag, Dr. Lührmann will speak on “Measuring Varieties of Autocracy with V-Dem Data”.

We also kindly invite you to submit paper proposals (between 300-500 words) on all topics related to autocratization in the post-communist region.

The proposals should be sent to Prof. Vello Pettai, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu ( by May 15.

There is no participation fee. Participation of researchers from Uppsala, Tartu and Kent – the UPTAKE partners – is fully funded by UPTAKE, subject to the eligibility criteria (this includes travel, meals and accommodation). External participants are warmly welcome, but will be expected to secure their own funding for travel, meals and accommodation. UPTAKE will host a joint dinner for all participants.

For more details, please consult the Call for Papers in the pdf below.



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