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 Date: December 8-9, 2016
Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Language: English
 December 8 Thu
10:00-12:00 Sessions 1: Transition or Not among Germany's Neighbors

KOJIMOTO Hideo (Jissen Women's University)

KIMURA Goro Christoph (Sophia University),

“Signs of deterritorialization? - Linguistic Landscape at the Germen-Polish border”

Dagmara JAJEŚNIAK-QUAST (Europa Universität Viadrina),

“German-Polish border from the Systemic Transformation until European Integration of present-day”

Martin KLATT (University of Southern Denmark),

“The Danish-German border region: Caught between systemic differences and re-bordering. Difficulties of integrative cooperation in a pacified European Border Region”

Discussant: FUKUDA Hiroshi (Aichi University of Education)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Sessions 2: Socio-political Turning Points and Linguistic Change in Slavic Eurasia

Gunter SCHAARSCHMIDT(University of Victoria), Canceled

“The Advance of German (FRG) and English (EU) in the Post-Soviet Period: On Compiling Trilingual Dictionaries in the Sorbian Area”

NOMACHI Motoki (SRC) and Wayles BROWNE (Cornell University),

“Newly Recognized Old Languages: Ausbau Languages and their Changes after the Disintegration of Yugoslavia”

Tomasz WICHERKIEWICZ (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań),

“The (Minority)Languages of Poland - Dynamics of Changes After 1989”

Discussant: TANGIKU Itsuji (Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Sessions 3: Comparison of State Sector Reforms: Russia, China and India

ADACHI Yuko (Sophia University)

Ilya MATVEEV (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration),

“Privatization that never was: politics of state-owned sector reform in Russia since 2009”

MARUKAWA Tomoo (University of Tokyo),

“Regional Unemployment Disparities in China”

FUKUMI Atsushi (University of Hyogo),

“Power Sector Reform in India: Current Status and Issues”

Discussant: TABATA Shinichiro (SRC)
18:15- Reception party
  December 9 Fri
10:00-12:00 Sessions 4: Family and the State in the post-Communist Societies
Chair: NAGANAWA Norihiro (SRC)

Jolanta AIDUKAITE (Lithuanian Social Research Centre),

Support to families with children in the Baltic States: pathways of expansion and retrenchment since 2004 up to the present”


“Coping with a Declining birthrate: comparing Eastern Europe with Japan”

IGARASHI Noriko (Tenri University),

“Elderly Care in post-Soviet Russia”

Discussant: NAKACHI Mie (SRC)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Sessions 5: Corruption and Anti-corruption in Eurasia
Chair: OKA Natsuko (Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization)

Alexander KUPATADZE (King's College London),  

“Exploring the Variation in Political-criminal Nexus of Post-Soviet Eurasia” 

Dina SHARIPOVA (KIMEP University),

“Informal Exchanges in Education in post-Soviet Kazakhstan”


“The Politics of Anti-Corruption Campaigns in Putin’s Russia: Power, Opposition and the All-Russia People’s Front”

Discussant: David WOLFF (SRC)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Sessions 6: Neoliberalism and its Foes: The Battle for post-Communist Countries)

HAYASHI Tadayuki (Kyoto Women's University)

Peter RUTLAND (Wesleyan University),

“Neoliberalism and its alternatives: looking back at 25 years of transition in the former Soviet states”

Pavol BABOŠ (Comenius University),

“Different, yet the same? Neo-liberalism in the Czech and Slovakian Economic Policies”

YOSHII Masahiko (Kobe University),

“Neo-liberalism or EU Conditions: Economic policies in the CEECs and Balkan countries”

Discussant: Akira UEGAKI(Seinan Gakuin University)

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