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Community Resilience in Belarus and the EU response

Korosteleva, Elena, Petrova, Irina (2021) Community Resilience in Belarus and the EU response. Journal of Common Market Studies, . ISSN 0021-9886. (doi:10.1111/jcms.13248) (KAR id:89987)


The presidential election held on 9 August 2020 and the subsequent popular mobilization marked the end of an era in the history of post-Soviet Belarus. Cautious and apolitical for three decades, Belarusian society seems to have awakened (Petrova and Korosteleva, 2021), in a short space of time observing a profound transformation of state-society relations taking them to a qualitatively new level of self-awareness and self-organisation.

This article explores the emergence of peoplehood in Belarus from a complexity-thinking perspective. This lens naturally lead us to the principal conceptual frame of this article - societal resilience as a process of self-organisation - which encapsulates and explains the gist of the recent developments in Belarus, and helps us understand why the rise of peoplehood as a process of emergence in the country may result in irreversible change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jcms.13248
Uncontrolled keywords: Belarus, peoplehood, societal resilience, complexity
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: [37325] UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 10:57 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:40 UTC
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Korosteleva, Elena.

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Petrova, Irina.

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