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European Regional Master's Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe
 

Giorgio Comai's profile

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Full title: Mr
Address: via al belvedere 24 - Ciago, 38070, Trento, Vezzano, Italy
E-mail: giorgiocomai@gmail.com

 

Main scientific activities

  • He contributes to the publications and research of the University of Bologna's Istituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica. His interests include the political systems of former Soviet republics, especially in the Caucasus region. He is working at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, a think-tank based in Italy focussed on socio-political developments in the Balkans and the Caucasus, and he is currently working on a research project on youth policies in the northern Caucasus thanks to a grant provided by a local foundation.

Books and other main pubblications

  • "Bielorussia" and “Polonia”, in F. Privitera (ed.), Guida ai paesi dell'Europa centrale orientale e balcanica. Annuario politico-economico. 2007, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008
  • Book review R. Rose, W. Mishler, and N. Munro (eds.), Russia Transformed: Developing Popular Support for a New Regime, in "Nationalities Papers", Vol. 36, No. 3, July 2008, pag. 582-584
  • Book review of Janusz Korek (ed.), From Sovietology to Postcoloniality, in "Nationalities Papers", Vol. 36, No. 4, September 2008, pag. 778-780
  • "Bielorussia", in F. Privitera (ed.), "Guida ai paesi dell'Europa centrale orientale e balcanica. Annuario politico-economico. 2008", Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010

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Main recent articles

  • "Ethno-territorial and energy related issues; the role of Russia in the Balkans and the Caucasus" at Yearly conference of the Italian Association of Political Science (Sisp), Pavia - 4 September 2008 – 6 september 2008
  • "Tightening Grip over the Caucasus: Energy and Ethnicity in Moscow’s Strategy", in "Ethnopolitics, Self-determination and Energy Issues in the Adriatic-Caucasian corridor after Kosovo’s declaration of independence", CEMISS, 2010, publication forthcoming

Projects

  • Caucasus editor at "Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso"
  • Currently working on a research project on youth policies in the northern Caucasus
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