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February 20, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Faculty/Administration #2339 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

The Humanities Center is proud to present as a part of its Brown Bag Series, a talk by Alisa Moldavanova, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Abstract:

What impact did the last quarter century have on the nonprofit sector in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia (EERCA) after the dissolution of the Soviet Union? What explains regional variations in nonprofit sector developments? And why did the growth in the quantity of formal organizations not bring about the much anticipated qualitative outcomes? This presentation offers some tentative answers to the questions about the development of civil society and nonprofit sector in the EERCA region and its effect on the democratization processes, and suggests new research questions and directions that will be of interest to scholars of the region, as well as others researching similar comparative contexts.

The presentation showcases a co-edited book, The Nonprofit Sector in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia: Civil Society Advances and Challenges, the inaugural volume in the nonprofit research series published by Brill Publishers in 2018. The book features contributions by fourteen nonprofit and civil society scholars from eleven countries of the EERCA region, as well as introductory and concluding chapters by the editors setting the whole volume in several, relevant, larger intellectual contexts. The many post-Soviet countries show much variety in their current situation, ranging from democratic to totalitarian regimes.

These talks are free and open to the public! We also provide free coffee, tea, and cake!

For more information about this event, please contact Humanities Center at 3135775471 or walter.edwards@wayne.edu.