[Vortrag München] Inna Bell: Organizational Mortality and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

16.03.2016 (18:15 - 19:45)

Am 16. März 2016 veranstaltet das Collegium Carolinum ein Werkstattgespräch mit Inna Bell (Warschau). Sie hält einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Organizational Mortality and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe in Democratic and Non-Democratic Regimes: A Case Study of Czech Third Sector Organizations, 1920s to 2010s".

The question of why some organisations manage to survive and prosper while others decline and die is a key problem of organisational sociology. However, studies analysing organisational survival in the non-profit sector take into account only non-governmental organisations in democratic regimes. In Central and Eastern Europe, research on organisational mortality is focused predominantly on the post-communist period of non-profit sector development, rarely inquiring about the effect of earlier radical social changes on the organisational life cycle. As a result, an in-depth analysis of how civil society organisations survive major social transformations in both democratic and non-democratic regimes is still to be produced. This lecture will present a project, which investigates how selected Czech civil society organisations survived major social and political changes from 1918 until today, specifically, 1945-48 (the postwar and pre-communist coup period), 1968-70 (liberalisation period), and 1989-1990s (post-communist transformation).

Zeit: 16.03.2016, 18 Uhr c.t.

Ort: Seminarraum des Collegium Carolinum (Hochstr. 8 / 2. Stock, München)


Inna Bell is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. She holds an MA in Ukrainian philology from the University of Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine and an MA in Eastern European studies from the University of Warsaw. In the academic year 2015-2016, she is an Erasmus student at Masaryk University, Brno. Her primary research interests include civil society, organisational change and post-communist transformation in Central and Eastern Europe(CEE). She is also interested in collective memory and nationalism within the CEE region.