Call for Papers: Institute of Modern Russia, Panel at ASEEES 43d Annual Convention, Proposal Deadline November 30

IMR is calling for papers to be introduced and discussed at next year’s 43d Annual Convention of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies on November 17-20, 2011 in Washington, DC.

The theme of the 2011 Convention is “Authorities”.

IMR is accepting submissions on the subject of differential treatment of entrepreneurs and property rights by Russian authorities. Law and business schools’ graduate students and faculty, other scholars and even law practitioners or entrepreneurs are invited to submit papers in the form of an article, analytical research project, etc. using publicly available information on cases such as the one undergoing in the Khamovnichesky District Court of the city of Moscow on the criminal charges brought by the General Prosecution Office of the Russian Federation against Mikhail Khodorkovskyand Platon Lebedev, former top managers of the Yukos Oil Company. Unfortunately, this case is not the only case where the state’s power of law enforcement is used for the purposes other than the administration of justice. There are many others, such as the case of Hermitage Capital Fund and the tragic saga of its lawyer Sergey Magnitsky who died in pre-trial custody at a Moscow prison, or treatment of the principals of Souzplodimport, owners of Stoli vodka brand.

Authors can select any criminal law, criminal procedure, or interdisciplinary aspect(s) of one or more of the cases, provided that an appropriate amount of case materials such as indictments, court records, and verdicts are available for their academic research and analysis.

Please provide proposals for individual papers which shall include your full name, address, phone number, email address and institutional affiliation along with a brief abstract of your proposed paper. Feel free to suggest a discussant.

IMR is prepared to cover travel/accommodation expenses for the panelists and will consider providing a scholarship to the author of the best paper on the subject.

Please email your proposal to Pavel Ivlev at

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