Public lecture

Press release — 09 April 2012


Professor Zenonas Norkus from Vilnius University  will give a public lecture entitled

Are There Laws Of Post-Commmunist Transformation?
(announcement .pdf)

on 20 April 2012, 15.00-16.30 at Lossi 36-104

In his lecture, Prof Norkus will focus on the interactive features of his recent book On Baltic Slovenia and Adriatic Lithuania. A Qualitatitive Comparative Analysis of Patterns in Post-Communist Transformation (published with Apostrofa/CEU Press, 2012), where the pathways of economical and political change in the 29 countries are systematically compared using the multi-value comparative qualitative analysis (mvQCA) operated with the TOSMANA software. These analytical devices are used to supplement the analysis of the observed pathways of post-communist transformation with the disciplined exploration of its counterfactual scripts.
For more information see here.

Zenonas Norkus is a professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University. His book publications include Theory of Historical Studies (in Lithuanian, 1996), Max Weber and Rational Choice (habilitation thesis; in German, 2001); Which Democracy, Which Capitalism? Post-Communist Transformation in Lithuania from the Viewpoint of Comparative Historical Sociology (in Lithuanian, 2008), An Unproclaimed Empire. Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the Viewpoint of Comparative Historical Sociology (in Lithuanian, 2009); Qualitative Comparative Analysis (in Lithuanian, 2011; co-authored with Vaidas Morkevińćius).
For a full list of publication see here.

The lecture will be followed by discussion led by Prof. Marju Lauristin and Dr. Peeter Vihalemm (Institute of Journalism and Communication, University of Tartu).

The lecture is organized by the Institute of Journalism and Communication and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS), University of Tartu.