Ukraine in a Changing Europe

Ukraine in a Changing Europe

Leader: Valeriya Korablyova, Ph.D.

The research center takes recent developments in and around Ukraine as a point of departure to discuss broader implications and reverberations of what came to be known as “the Ukraine crisis” and eventually escalated into a full-blown war that challenged the foundations of the European and global order. The underlying assumption is that the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine stands as the ultimate disruption of the post-Cold war order, which resists containment as a local tension but instead calls for revisions of existing paradigms. This epistemological and political challenge already resulted in new scientific trends (decolonization of East European Studies) and new political projects (e.g. the European Political Community).


Selected projects

Selected publications

  • Korablyova, V. (2022). Ukrainian Phronesis: Bottom-Up Resistance and the Banality of Goodness. Topos, 2022(2), 48-55.
  • Korablyova, V. (2022). War as the Ultimate Disruption: Shattered Epistemologies and Stuttering Speech (the editorial preface). Topos, 2022(2), 7-11.
  • Laryš, M. & Aslan, E. (2022). Delegated Rebellions as an Unwanted Byproduct of Subnational Elites' Miscalculation: A Case Study of the Donbas. Problems of Post-Communism, 69(2), 155-165.
  • Konrád, O. & Kučera, R. (2022) Paths out of the Apocalypse. Physical Violence in the Fall and Renewal of Central Europe, 1914-1922. Oxford University Press.
  • Laryš, M. (2022). Double Marginalisation of the Communist Party: Ukraine’s Decommunisation and the Russian-Backed Rebellion in Donbas. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 2022(16), 42-74.
  • Laryš, M. (2022). Pre-War Government and Party Networks in the Rebel Political Institutions: Individual Co-Optation in Eastern Ukraine. East European Politics and Societies.
  • Laryš, M. (2022). Failing to Fight for the “Russian World”: Pre-War Social Origins of the Pro-Russian Secessionist Organizations in Ukraine. Nationalities Papers.
  • Korablyova, V. (2021). Contemporary Ukraine: Borderland - Bloodland - Neverland?. In S.C. Pearce & E. Sojka (Eds), Cultural Change in East-Central European and Eurasian Spaces (pp. 17-32). Springer.
  • Korablyova, V. (2021). Re-conceptualizing post-Soviet elections: between the theatre state and ocular democracy. Topos, 2021(1), 125-147.
  • Korablyova, V. (2020). Europe as an Object of Desire: Ukraine Between "Psychological Europe" and the "Soviet Mentality". Topos, 2020(2), 79-99.
  • Korablyova, V. (2019). Euromaidan and the 1989 Legacy: Solidarity in Action?. In P.H. Kosicki & K. Kunakhovich (Eds), The Long 1989: Decades of Global Revolution (pp. 231-251). CEU Press.
  • Klípa, O. (2019). Tatarský a ruský Krym: bojiště kolektivních pamětí. Dějiny a současnost, 41(3), 21-24.
  • Korablyova, V. (2018). The End of 'The End of History': Outlines of a New World amidst a 'Hybrid Warfare'. Ideology and Politics Journal, 11(3), 9-10.