Thesis topic proposal
Antal Örkény
European and Russian National Identity, Cultural Diversity and Political Change


Institute: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
PhD (doctoral) School of Sociology

Thesis supervisor: Antal Örkény
co-supervisor: György Csepeli
Location of studies (in Hungarian): ELTE Társadalomtudományi Kar
Abbreviation of location of studies: ELTE

Description of the research topic:

The main aim of the proposal is to identify commonality and diversity in perception of Europe from the side of the EU and the nearest neighbor countries – Russia and Moldova, to propose the expert recommendations for development of the EU Partnerships Strategies with neighboring counties. Project will contribute to mutual understanding between nations, development of intercultural communications, identification of similarities and differences of views from European and Russian, Moldavian sides and search for overcoming of contradictions on the issue of perception of what Europe is, its geographical and cultural borders, what people in project partner countries put into the words “being a European”. The main objectives are to identify the borders of Europe by perception of European, Moldavian and Russian sides, to observe the phenomena of European identity in EU and non EU-countries (Russia, Moldova), to investigate the issue of cultural security in multiethnic European region, spreading the output of the research on the both European and international level. These tasks can be fulfilled with support of strong, competitive and well organized research entity.

Required language skills: angol
Recommended language skills (in Hungarian): magyar

Deadline for application: 2017-05-31

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