Below you will find current research projects that deal with the Baltic states.
Laboratories of Marketization: A Historical Reassessment of Economic Reforms at the Soviet Union´s Western Fringes, 1987-1991
Duration: 1 October 2014 - 30 September 2017
Project leader: Fredrik Stöcker | Project page
This project reassesses the dynamics of economic reform in the Baltics and Ukraine during perestroika. Focusing on the cooperation between reform-minded bureaucrats, private entrepreneurs and Western advisors and investors, the project aims at uncovering the various mechanisms that lay behind the development of ‘embryonic capitalisms’ in the western Soviet borderlands.
Nazi networks and politics before, during, and after World War II
Duration: 2012 - ongoing
Project leader: Matthew Kott | Project page (coming soon)
Russkiy Mir: Russophone Communities Throughout the Globe
Duration: September 2016 - ongoing
Project leader: Leonid Polishchuk | Project page
The project studies the identity formation processes in Russian diasporas, their loyalties, norms and attitudes, integration or lack thereof in the host countries.