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Publications of the Priority Research Project (1996-97)

Comprehensive research activities, called the Priority Research Project (officially known as GRANT-IN-AID FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON PRIORITY AREAS) have been carried out since April 1995. Under the main theme, "CHANGES IN THE SLAVIC-EURASIAN WORLD: Conditions for Existence and Coexistence," the project is currently organized into 23 research projects. Two proceedings of conferences have been published this year. Each project group has held many workshops and seminars. Some of these project groups have published the following work-in-progress occasional papers:
T. Hayashi (ed.), The Emerging New Regional Order in Central and Eastern Europe, Proceedings of the July 1996 International Symposium at the SRC (Sapporo: SRC, Hokkaido University, 1997), 377 pp. In English.
I.T. Berend, Transformation and Structural Change; T. Shinohara, Central European Discourses from the Historical Perspective; L. Csaba, Enlargement of the EU; A. Uegaki, Is Russia Getting into the International Financial Market?; I. Samson, Enlargement of NATO Eastwards and Slovak Security; J. Sedivy, Czech-NATO Relations; V. Zhurkin, Russia and the Enlargement of NATO; Y. Iwama, Western Europe and the Future of NATO; A. Rudka, Central Europe: Regional Cooperation and Beyond; Y. Hirose, Austria's Foreign Policy after the Cold War; P. Joenniemi, Ways of Managing Border Disputes in Present-Day Europe; S. Nagayo, Slovakia and Hungary: The Most Complicated Bilateral Relationship in Central Europe; W. Morawski, Society as an Economic Actor: The Three Patterns of Institutionalization; T. Sato, Possibilities for and Limitations to a "Mixed Ecomomy" in Post-Socialist Transformation.

T. Mochizuki (ed.), Socio-Cultural Dimensions of the Changes in the Slavic-Eurasian World , Proceedings of the January 1997 Meetings at the SRC (Sapporo: SRC, Hokkaido University, 1997), 441 pp. In Japanese and English.
N. Simonia, The Lessons of the Chinese and South-Korean Reforms for Russia; E. Anisimov, Istoricheskie korni imperskogo myshleniia v Rossii; S. Arutiunov, Ethnicity and Conflict in the Caucasus; S. Kitagawa, The Role of Historiography in the Abkhazo-Georgian Conflict; A. Iwashita, Russo-Chinese Relations in the Post-Cold War Period; N. Mikheeva, Foreign Trade of The Russian Far East with The PeopleÕs Republic of China; K. Burns, International Cooperation at the Local Level; J. Kaja, Management Culture and Executive Attitudes Before and After the Economic Reform in Poland; A. Ishikawa, The Pattern of EmployeesÕ Attitudes towards Their Working Life in Post-Socialist Russia; S. Kotkin, Defining Territories and Empires; A. Kujala, The Russian Government and the Finnish Question, 1905-1917; Contributions in Japanese: K. Sarkisov, T. Ito, K. Hitachi, M. Hirooka, T. Morishita, S. Tokoro, T. Sonoda, M. Sato, T. Kuwano, M. Numano, H. Kaizawa, M. Suzuki, M. Yoshii, I. Iwasaki and S. Tabata.

O. Ieda (ed.), Political Elite in Veszprem County in Hungary, Occasional Paper on Changes in the Slavic-Eurasian World No. 17 (Sapporo: SRC Priority Research Project Division, forthcoming). In English and Hungarian.
I. Burakovskii, Ukrainsko-rossiiskie ekonomicheskie otnosheniia, Occasional Paper No. 18, 1996, 43 pp. In Russian.
T. Fujita, An Analysis of the < >, Occasional Paper No. 19, 1996 (No. 2: Materials for socio-cultural studies on changes of Slavic-Eurasian world), 27 pp. In Japanese.
S. Minagawa (ed.), Politicheskaia elita Habarovskogo kraia, Occasional Paper No. 20, 1996, 139 pp. In Russian.
T. Mochizuki (ed.), Russian Literature: Up Close, Occasional Paper No. 21, 1997, 82 pp. In Japanese.
R. Yamamura (ed.), Firm Level Skill Formation and Career Pattern of Management Class During Transformation Processes in Poland, Occasional Paper No. 22, 1997, 59 pp. In English.
T. Hayashi and G. Jukes (eds.), Building Nation, State and Regime: Some Post-Communist Examples, Occasional Paper No. 23, 1997, 131 pp. In English.
O. Ieda (ed.), Public Opinion on Local Elites in the Emerging Slavic-Eurasian World: Questionnaire Surveys in Russia, Hungary and Bulgaria, Occasional Paper No. 24, 1997, 115 pp. In English.
O. Ieda (ed.), Local Government and Socio-Political Culture in Russia and Eastern Europe, Occasional Paper No. 25, 1997, 193 pp. In Japanese.
S. Minagawa (ed.), Joint Citizen-University Seminar at Otaru: Otaru and Russia, Occasional Paper No. 26, 1997, 76 pp. In Japanese.
S. Minagawa (ed.), Joint Citizen-University Seminar at Kushiro: Kushiro and Russian Far East, Occasional Paper No. 27, 1997, 90 pp. In Japanese.
H. Nakamura, Russian Politics After the Presidential Elections, Occasional Paper No. 28, 1997, 27 pp. In Japanese.
S. Tabata (ed.), Transformation of the Economic System and the Formation of a New Economic Bloc (1), Occasional Paper No. 29, 1997, 61 pp. In Japanese
Y. Tsuji, Wage Problems in Russia, Occasional Paper No. 30, 1997, 19 pp. In Japanese.
A. Ishikawa (ed.), Attitudes of Russian Employees toward Their Job, Company, Union and Society: A Survey Result, Occasional Paper No. 31, 1997, 28 pp. In English.
K. Hiraizumi, System Transformation and Changes in Trading Structure: The Case of Hungary, Occasional Paper No. 32, 1997, 22 pp. In Japanese.
K. Matsuzato, A. Shatilov (eds.), Regiony Rossii: khronika i rukovoditeli (1) "krasnyi poias" (Tsentral'noe chernozem'e), Occasional Paper No. 33, 1997, 316 pp. In Russian.
K. Matsuzato, A. Shatilov (eds.), Regiony Rossii: khronika i rukovoditeli (2) Rostovskaia oblast', Saratovskaia oblastÕ, Occasional Paper No. 34, 1997, 334 pp. In Russian.
K. Matsuzato, A. Shatilov (eds.), Regiony Rossii: khronika i rukovoditeli (3) Samarskaia oblast', Iaroslavskaia oblastÕ, Occasional Paper No. 35, 1997. In Russian.
K. Matsuzato, A. Shatilov (eds.), Regiony Rossii: khronika i rukovoditeli (4) Leningradskaia oblast', Kaliningradskaia oblast', Occasional Paper No. 36, 1997. In Russian.
S. Gulyamov, B. Islamov, Economic Reform and Private Sector Development in Uzbekistan: Preconditions, Peculiarities and Methods, Occasional Paper No. 37, 1997 (No. 3: Materials for socio-cultural studies on changes of Slavic-Eurasian world), 85 pp. In English.
Y. Nishimura (ed.), Igor' V. Burakovskii, Ukrainskaia energetika: sovremennoe sostoianie i perspektivy razvitiia; Sergei Fomin, Ekonomicheskie otnosheniia Ukrainy so stranami SNG i stranami Evropy, Occasional Paper No. 38, 1997, 73 pp. In Russian.
S. Tabata (ed.), Macro-economic Statistics of Russia, Occasional Paper No. 39, 1997, 143 pp. In Japanese.
S. Minagawa (ed.), Structural Changes in China and the Slavic-Eurasian World and China (Proceedings of the Joint Symposium), Occasional Paper No. 40, 1997, 95 pp. In Japanese.
T. Mochizuki (ed.), The Diversity of Russian Literature, Occasional Paper No. 41, 1997, 75 pp. In Japanese.
N. Shiokawa, Some Problems on Historical Perspectives of Soviet Language Policies, Occasional Paper No. 42, 1997, 85 pp. In Japanese.
N. Shimotomai, Institutionalization of Russian Politics: The Case of Tatarstan Republic, Occasional Paper No. 43, 1997, 34 pp. In Japanese.
For further information on these publications, please contact the Juten Ryoiki Secretariat, the Slavic Research Center.

Other Publications

R.Yamamura,Land Reform in Russia: 1989-1996 (Tokyo,Taga Shuppan, Inc.1997),324 pp. in Japanese

Cultural Exchanges between Japan and Russia, Slavic Research Center Occasional Papers No. 60 (Sapporo: SRC, 1996), 57 pp. In Japanese.

T. Hara, K. Matsuzato (eds.), Empire and Society: New Approaches to Russian History , Proceedings of the July 1994 International Symposium at the SRC (Sapporo: SRC, Hokkaido University, 1997), 218 pp. In English.
L. Engelstein, Self-Castrators in the Civic Discourse of Late Tsarist Russia; Y. Tsuchiya, Notes on Working-Class Culture in Late Imperial Russia; B. Kolonitskii, The "Russian Idea" and the Ideology of the February Revolution; O. Subtelny, The Habsburg and Russian Empires; Gyorgy Kover, Market Integration, Economic Intervention of the State and the Decline of Empires; P. Zyrianov, The Development of the Russian State System in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; Y. Takenaka, Land-Owning Nobles and Zemstvo Institutions; T. Tomita, Stalin, Politburo, and Its Commissions in the Soviet Decision-making Process in the 1930s; J. Haslam, The Making of Foreign Policy under Stalin; K. Matsuzato, The Concept of "Space" in Russian History.
Slavic Studies, No. 44, 1997. Journal of the SRC, Hokkaido University. 207 pp. In Japanese.
Acta Slavica Iaponica, tomus XV, 1997 . Journal of the SRC, Hokkaido University. In English and Russian.
J. Matsuda (ed.), Nominal List of Researchers in the field of Slavic and East European Affairs (5th edition) (Sapporo: SRC, 1997), 208 pp. In Japanese.

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