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Rethinking Europe's East-West Divide

A UACES Research Network (2024-2025)


Rethinking Europe’s East-West Divide’ network aims to overcome disciplinary siloes and to fully integrate the study of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into mainstream European Politics and European Union Studies. The network advances a novel research agenda for studying political processes in CEE and Western Europe together.

We encourage qualitative and quantitative comparative research, but also studies of diffusion of policies and discourses between CEE and Western Europe, as well as studies that focus on structural dependencies in Europe and their political impacts. With a view to building an inclusive interdisciplinary community the network brings together a diverse group of scholars from a range of disciplines (comparative politics, EU politics, political economy, history and gender studies, among others) at various stages of their careers. Furthermore, the network is committed to creating a platform for voices and perspectives, often marginalised in the field of European studies and will prioritise supporting early career scholars based in Central and Eastern Europe.