Political Order in Changing Societies

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:00am - 5:30pm, IWM library


11:00 – 11:15
Ivan Vejvoda – IWM Permanent Fellow


11:15 – 13:00
Voicing Protest: from Opposition to Resistance
Chair – Artem Gergun

Clowns, Trouble Makers or Freedom Fighters? How to understand ‘Opposition’ in Authoritarian States – Sofie Bedford
[respondent Ling Li]

Protest in Authoritarian Regimes – From Everyday Resistance to Popular Uprisings: Tunisia and Czechoslovakia in the Decade before the Revolution – Zuzana Hudáková
[respondent Sofie Bedford]

Notes on Photography, History and Resistance – Kylie Thomas
[respondent Aurel Niederberger]


14:00 – 15:30
Ukraine and Its Path to Modernization
Chair – Kylie Thomas

Extinction of Welfare State: Revisiting Modernization Theory in the Context of Contemporary Ukraine – Artem Gergun
[respondent Dmytro Khutkyy]

The Burst of Electronic Democracy in Ukraine – Dmytro Khutkyy
[respondent Artem Gergun]


16:00 – 17:30
Elites and Experts: Governance or Hegemony?
Chair – Sofie Bedford

Governance of Chinese Style and Its Comparability – Ling Li
[respondent Zuzana Hudáková]

Expert Networks and Hegemonic Practice in UN Arms Embargo Monitoring – Aurel Niederberger
[respondent Kylie Thomas]