Financial War. Economic nationalism in post-sanctions Russia: rhetoric, actors, and policies.

July 09 | 18:00

Round-table discussion with: 


Dr. Sophie Lambroschini (Centre Marc Bloch)
Ewa Dąbrowska (University of Amsterdam; Prisma Ukraïna)
Dr. Julien Vercueil (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales - INALCO, Paris)
Discussant: Dr. Mihai Varga (Free University Berlin)


Chair: Prof. Dr. Mikhail Minakov (European University Viadrina; Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) 
(In cooperation with Prisma Ukraina)
Russia reacted to Western sanctions with a discourse and policies in the spirit of economic and financial nationalism. In particular, Russian authorities resumed a narrative of opposing a neoliberal order dominated by the US dollar, which they perceive as continuation of the Cold War international financial system.  Thus, Russia faces a dilemma as anti-western economic posture collides with its long-standing and active integration in global markets.The proposed discussion aims at deconstructing the ideas behind Russian economic policies, and investigating their implementation. Invited experts will discuss how to make sense of those policies, how those measures are realized, and which actors support or oppose them. Finally, the speakers will discuss whether economic nationalism, and in particular financial nationalism, are appropriate and useful concepts to explain recent developments in the Russian political economy.


Sophie Lambroschini
sophie_lambro  ( at )


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