Evgeny TROITSKIY

Academic Year:
2019/2020

Research Program:
PoM Returning

Affiliation:
Faculty of History, Tomsk State University

Position:
Professor

Country:
Russia

Research project: Epistemic Communities and the Construction of a Region: A Study of Post-Soviet Central Asia

The principal objective of the proposed research is to discern the practices through which the national representations and constructions of post-Soviet Central Asia as an international political region came into being and to trace out the implications of these practices for political decision-making and policy implementation. In particular, the research seeks to look at the emergence and evolution of national communities of experts on Central Asia; to outline and analyze their shared beliefs and expectations about the object of their studies; to reveal the roles of epistemic communities in the national policies towards Central Asia and in the international interactions in and around the region.