The Consortium offers a wide range of areas of research interest for supervision.   For your information examples of previous topics undertaken by IMCEERES students are listed below.

Thesis Topics

• Are the British Left and Right Media Coming Closer because of the European Refugee Crisis and Why? Exploring from the Selected Famous Left and Right Media in the UK

• Czech Migrant Integration Policy

• Encountering Material Memory: Experiences of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 in the National Museum of Hungary and the House of Terror

• Engines of the Right: A Comparative Examination of Hungarian Right-Wing Party Youth Groups

• Exploring and Explaining Age-Cohort Variations on the Communist Past in the Czech Republic

• Exploring State Policy Towards Roma Minority in Modern Hungary

• Identifying the Relationship Between Corruption Prevention, Integrity and Education in Hungary

• Interconnectedness of Nationalism and Authoritarianism: The Role of Nationalism in Regime Legitimation and Power Personalisation in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

• International Adoption Bans in Romania and Russia: A Case Study on East West Relations

• Memory, Multiethnicity and Marginality: Post-Socialist Nostalgia in Armenia and Georgia

• Opinion Leaders in Social Media: Who Distributes the Political News Amony Ukrainian Twitter Users?

• Patron State Nationalism: The Case of Hungarian Relations with Serbia and the Vojvodina Autonomous Province

• Readers’ Responses to Mainstream Media Articles about Women as a Reflection of Contemporary Gender Politics in Russia

• Russia’s Foreign Policy in the Asia Pacific: A Neoclassical Realist Approach

• The Continues Presence of Communist Successor Parties in Czech Republic and Hungary

• The Implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Slovakia and Serbia: Case Study of Hungarian Minority

• The Role of Russia within BSEC. Implications to Regional Diplomacy

• Unfinished Bridges Between Eastern Europe and Latin America. Mexico-Romania Cultural Diplomacy and Nation Branding Experiences

• Problematising Human Trafficking in the Context of Hungary: 2000 – 2018

• Against All Odds? Youth and Anti-Corruption Activism in Hungary

• The Hungarian Muslim Minority and Islamophobia in Hungary: A Case Study of a Religious Minority’s Attempts to Change Misconceptions

• Contemporary Clan Politics in Central Asia: A Critical Analysis of the Effects of ‘Zhuz’ and ‘Ru’ on Young People in Kazakhstan

• Budapest’s policy towards Hungarian minorities abroad and the question of national identity: the case of Szekely Land

• Missing in Action: Romani Language in Romania’s 2015 – 2020 Roma Inclusion Strategy

• Challenges and Opportunities of Polish Migrants in Scotland and Return Migrants in Poland

• Continued Violence in the North Caucasus: Perspectives from Panski

• Crime in Eastern Europe: Lessons from Soviet Times

• Cross Border Cooperation across the Schengen Border: Polish, Ukrainian and Belorussian trans-border regions

• Democratization and Securitization – The Ban of Russian TV Channels in Ukraine

• Domestic and International Strategies towards combatting organised crime

• Electoral Behaviour of Electoral Minorities in Georgia

• EU Democracy Promotion in Ukraine and Tunisia

• Europeanization of German and polish National Foreign Policy: The Case of Bilateral and Trilateral Cooperation

• Euroscepticism and Othering in the EU Migration Crisis 2015/16: Analysing Patterns of Discourse in the European Parliament

• Fight for National Priority in the South Caucasus (nation building, identity, historical memory)

• Immigration and External Relations: (De)securitisation in the Discourses of the European Parliament

• Impact of New Member States in the European Union: Case Study of Poland and Youth Policy

• Implementation of International Marketing in Polish Higher Education Institutions: Antecendents of Export Market Responsiveness

• Memory of Forced Migration in Germany and Poland. Re-imaging History in the Time of European Integration

• Migrants from Central Asia in Russian Federation

• New Parties in Poland’s 2011 and 2015 Parliamentary Elections: The Analysis of Contributing Factors to Their Electoral Results

• Out of Time: The Economy, The Scale of Assets and Political Power in Belarus After the 2011 Currency Crisis

• Polish Trade Unions in 1970s and 1980s

• Projecting the Polish Nation: Feelings of Polish Nation-hood Among Pole’s Card Holders from Belarus

• Russian and US Media Portrayals of the US/NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Shield: Before and After Crimea

• Russian Cities in International Relations: Actors or Observers

• Same-Sex Partnerships Policy in Poland: The EU Impact

• Small Dependent States and Energy Security Threats: A Case Study on the Republic of Moldova

• State, Nation-Building and Integration of Ethnic Minorities: The Case of Georgia

• The Concept of New Eastern Europe

• The Function of the Stalinist Myth: Pro-Stalin Sentiments on the Rise? Memory and Identity in Contemporary Russia

• The International Dimension of Democratisation: The Impact of the EU and Russian on Ukraine’s Political Regime

• The Kremlin’s New Propoganda and the Ukrainian Crisis

• The Maidan Protest Movement of the November 2013-February 2014 – A Theoretical Model of Analysis

• The Manipulation of Memory: The Case of Emilia Plater as used by Adam Mickiewicz and Margaret Fuller

• The Place of Human Rights and Promotion in Third Countries in the Foreign Policy of the EU: The Case of Kazakhstan

• The Social and Economic Impact of the Local Border Traffic Agreement Between Poland and Russia in Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province

• Trajectory of Transformation of Communist Successor Parties – Case of Bulgarian Socialist Party

• Transnational Organised Crime in Russia and Eastern Europe and its Impact Home and Abroad (Bulgaria/Romania)

• Ukraine in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Policy 2009-13. A Case of Czech Foreign Policy Making Analysis

• Women in Contemporary Croatian Cinema: Beyond the Victim Image

• Cultural Identity of Kazakhs in Poland

• The EU-Russia Geopolitical Discourse Case Study: The Ukrainian Crisis 2014

• Between Politics of Memory and Historical Memory: The Afghan War in Contemporary Russia

• Russia as the significant other in Polish parliamentary discourse. The dimension of national identity and foreign policy

• Ukrainian IDPs and Social Networks: Social Capital and IDP integration in the city of Kyiv

• The National Imagination in Prague’s Museums

• Anti-drug Trafficking Initiatives in Central Asia

• Between Apathy and Engagement: Understanding Environmental Mobilization Under the Non-Democratic Regime of Kazakhstan

• Border Management in Central Asia – The EU Approach as a Role Model

• Environment and the Place of Corporate Social Responsibility in Kazakhstan

• Eurasian Union – Motivation of Members to Join

• In Search of ‘Middlemen’ for German Politics in Kazakhstan

• Is There An Oil Curse in Kazakhstan and What Can the Country Learn From the Case of Azerbaijan?

• Language as an Expression of Power: A Study of Soviet Language Policies and Their Impact on Modern Kazakhstan

• Pipelines, Hegemonies and Regionalism in the Caspian: A Neo-Gramscian Appraisal

• Post-Colonialism and Kazakhstan’s History Textbooks

• Revolution or a Civil Coup: An Analysis of the Political Event in Kyrgystan in Spring 2010

• The Environmental Question in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan – The Case of Kumtor

• The Influence of Islam on Ethnic Identity: How the Everyday Practice of Religion Affects the Identity of Kazakh Youths in Almaty

• Through Perception and Reality: Kyrgyzstan’s Move Towards Russia

• Bulldog Mothers, Rabid Worker-Bees and White Ravens: Women’s Gender Dissent in Late Soviet Russia

• Discourse Analysis and Small State ‘Cyber Norms’: Estonia’s Views on Benefits, Limitations and Cooperation

• EU Environmental Legislation: Case Study of the Decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

• Integrating Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Making: The Role of Legitimacy in the Process of Autocratic Regime Consolidation

• Is Ukraine Cyber Resilient

• National Memory and Russian Policy-Making (Russian-Ukrainian and Russian-Baltic Relations)

• Rethinking the Relations Between Identity and Foreign Policy: Analysing Russian’s Foreign Policy Discourse Towards China

• Securitisation of Ukrainian Civil War: Does it Bind the Black Sea Security Dynamics with the Baltic Sea Security Dynamics

• The Militarisation of Socialism: A Study of the Bolshevik Theory of War

• The Politics of Marginalisation: Identity and Human Trafficking in Post-Soviet Estonia

• The Role of Populist Parties in the Geopolitical Discourse in Lithuania

• Russian Narrative of Intervention in Syrian Civil War: Critical Examination of the Russian discourse describing Russian intervention in Syrian civil war from September 2015 to March 2016

• From Family tradition to National Consciousness: An Ethnographic Study of Estonian Knitting

• The Politics of Belonging in Gagauzia: Negotiating Language Usage, Ethnic Labels and Citizenship

• Role of Social and Cultural Memory Dimensions Within Individual Perceptions About the Second World War in Ukraine: A Generational Perspective

• Securitisation’s Effects on Military Planning: The Case of the Chechen Wars

• Securitisation of Soft Power in a Highly Securitized Environment