Book Launch - Polarization, Shifting Borders and Liquid Governance: Studies on Transformation and Development in the OSCE Region

20 December, 2023

Date and time: 20 December 2023, 15:15-16:15

Venue: OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Botanicheskiy pereulok 1A
Format: In-person and zoom webinar
Webinar ID: 918 8853 5145
Language: English
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Book Launch by

Dr. Anja Mihr, MAHRS Academic Supervisor at OSCE Academy & Programm Director, Center on Governance through Human Rights, Berlin Governance Platform, Germany

Prof. Dr. Chiara Pierobon, DAAD Visiting Professor, Center for West European Studies/EU Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


Polarization, Shifting Borders and Liquid Governance: Studies on Transformation and Development in the OSCE Region, Series by OSCE Academy & Springer 2023

This open-access book explores the security dynamics amid the polarization, shifting borders, and liquid governance that define the Zeitenwende era in Europe's eastern neighbourhood and Central Asia. Presenting various case studies, the volume unveils the intricate web of border dynamics and practices, including the nuanced interplay of border disputes within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member states. The contributions shed new light on how contested borders and liquid modes of governance have impacted the engagement of international organizations such as the European Union (EU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and OSCE in security crises and conflict prevention. Delving deeper, a special part dissects the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and examines European and international responses. By analyzing the stances of diverse European countries, their neighborhood, and international organizations, this section uncovers commonalities and disparities in their approaches to the Ukrainian crisis.


Federica Fazio
Dublin City University
School of Law & Government
Chapter: Italian Governments and Political Parties Vis-a-Vis the War in Ukraine

Prof. Chiara Pierobon
University of Washington
Center for West European Studies / EU Center
Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (REECAS)
Chapter: Shaping German Feminist Foreign Policy in Times of Conflict in Ukraine

Prof. Panagiota Manoli
University of the Peloponnese
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Chapter: Greece’s Response to Russia’s War on Ukraine

Dr. Eleonora Tafuro
Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre
Chapter: Tarafsız: Turkey’s Impartial Stance Vis-a-Vis Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Dr. Jelena Cupać
WZB-Berlin Social Science
Cente Global Governance
Chapter: OSCE’s Resilience in Times of War

Dr. Anja Mihr
OSCE Academy
Berlin Governance Platform
Center on Governance through Human Rights
Chapter: Transitional Justice in Ukraine


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