De-democratization, Authoritarianism, and Electoral Revolution in Belarus 

The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science invites all master students of the University of Bucharest, as well as the BA students of the  English-language BA in International Relations and European Studies to participate in the pilot training module dedicated to Belarus.

Belarus experienced remarkable political changes over the past decade. This module explores these changes, as well as the theoretical and methodological backgrounds of the social, economic and political forces that are driving them. More specifically, it looks at how and why: (1) democratization in Belarus was failed in 1990s, (2) hegemonic authoritarianism has developed, (3) crisis performances are used in authoritarian communication, (4) electoral protests take place, and (5) Belarus are shaped by tensions between "the West" and "the East". It also relates Belarus to memory politics, as well as to specific social and political theories such as those of M. Foucault, H. Arendt, P. Bourdieu, N.Fairclough, S. Levitsky, V.Silitski, T. van Dijk and A. Schedler. Check the full syllabus.

Instructor:  Andrej Kałłaur, Belarussian researcher currently at the Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and community manager for Belarussian NGO “Honest People” (Poland)  


The working language is English.

The participation is free.

The module has 3 ECTS as part of the curriculum of the MA in International Public Affairs in English of the Faculty of Political Science but all master students of the university can obtain the credits via the transferrable credits system. The credits can be obtained also by all CIVIS students and international exchange students (including Erasmus+), as well as by students of the English-language BA in International Relations and European Studies (IRES). 

To register and receive the connection links for please fill in THIS FORM.

For further details, please contact the module coordinator, Assoc. Prof. Luciana Alexandra Ghica (