Call for Papers
The rapidly changing status of Crimea and Russia’s aspirations to redraw the borders of the former Soviet Union, have affected not only the countries of the CIS, but created significant uncertainties in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The annexation of Crimea and Russia’s stated intention to act on behalf of its citizens in Estonia, has contributed to the growing economic and political uncertainty in Europe and Central Asia.
Economic and political sanctions by the US and EU, will affect not only Russia but the entire region. Today, Crimean banks imposed severe restrictions on cash withdrawals, all international flights were canceled, tourism, a major contributor to the Crimean economy, will likely also suffer as a result. Historically, 75% of the Crimean budget was dependent upon Ukrainian infusions. How Russia will respond to fill this void and the likely escalating economic retaliations between Russia and the west will have a major impact on energy policy, investments, the financial sector, and the increased focus on military expenditure in the budgets of these countries. For this reason, as well as others, it is important to know, how academicians view this enormous economic and political shift that is currently unfolding, and what expected consequence this will have on the trend of economic globalization.
To discuss these ramifications, the Institute of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as an independent not for profit think-tank, and its JEECAR journal, with a mission to promote high-quality multi-disciplinary academic research on the rapidly changing region of modern Eastern Europe and Central Asia, announces this timely Call for Papers and is looking to address a large spectrum of opinions and arguments.
In doing this, we encourage researchers from economics, political science, education and business scholars to make their latest work available to the JEECAR community via this special issue. We welcome conceptual and empirical papers using quantitative, qualitative or mixed approaches studying historical and current political-economic situations in regards to this vibrant but unstable region. All articles will be double blind peer-reviewed and must be submitted by August 01, 2014 at . Proposed Special Issue will be published in paper copy and in on-line journal in November 2014. For more information about submission process, please visit
To encourage active submission and to support proposed research, we are announcing the following stipends:
1st place article: $300
2nd place article: $200
3rd place article: $100
Selection of articles and nomination will be performed by the JEECAR Executive Editorial team.
Dr. Nikolay Megits,