Pipss.org – Call for contributors – Issue 16: Military Journalism in Russia and the CIS

logo-pipssIssue 16 – Spring 2014 (Military Journalism in Russia and the CIS)

SIXTEENTH ISSUE  – “Military Journalism in Russia and the CIS ”

In the sociology of media, the question of military journalism occupies a special place as one carrying significant political and institutional-specific implications. This is particularly obvious in the case of the USSR, where censorship, ideological challenges related to conflicts, and inaccessibility of the army have hindered attempts to gain knowledge of the production process regarding news and information surrounding the military. Since the fall of the USSR, Russian media space has experienced an opening and a liberalization applicable to military journalism. The old Soviet army newspapers have continued to exist (Krasnaia Zvezda, for example) while civil titles dedicated to military topics have appeared (for instance, the military supplement Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie of the daily newspaper Nezavisimaia Gazeta). At the same time, new independent media have gravitated toward military topics, fed by specialized civil correspondents. Continue reading

Book – Nathalie Duclos (Ed), War Veterans in Postwar Situations Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d’Ivoire, Forthcoming June 2012

War Veterans in Postwar Situations, 
Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d’Ivoire
 Edited by Nathalie Duclos
 Series: Sciences Po Series in IR and PE
 Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming June 2012 Continue reading

Call for Papers – Chechnya: Rationales of Violence and War Experiences – Paris, 22-23 October 2012



CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPER – Chechnya: rationales of violence and war experiences

Paris, 22-23 October 2012

 Since 1994, the Chechen war has been qualified in diverse ways by actors and observers, and this profusion of qualifiers reveals a multitude of explanations for the causes, goals and consequences of the war. The aim of this conference will be first to sum up, renew and enrich existing research on the Chechen war, by rereading the history of Chechnya since the end of the Soviet period. Its aim will also be to put the phenomena of violence at work in Chechnya in a comparative perspective that takes into account the renewal of contemporary war studies as well as the historiography of 20th century wars. Continue reading