Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Once the westernmost bastion of the Soviet Union and now the westernmost part of the Russian Federation, the Kaliningrad Oblast remains cut off from direct land communication with mainland Russia and provides a condensed, real-life laboratory in which to observe changing political, technological and economic priorities in Post-Soviet society.
Expert contributors from the region chart the tensions, problems and opportunities created by the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 and examine the change in status and situation of the Kaliningrad Oblast. By looking at a selection of economic, environmental and social crises a historical link between the Soviet and Post-Soviet eras is formed and rigorously examined.
About the Author
Professor Eugene V. Krasnov holds a Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy degree from The Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Siberian branch of Academy of Sciences, USSR, Novosibirsk. Since 1987 he has been a professor at the Geoecology Dept. at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia.
Dr Anna Karpenko holds her doctoral degree in political science from the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From 2001 - 2009 she taught at the Immanuel Kant State University in Kaliningrad. Since 2012, she has been employed as an analyst and coordinator at the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad.
Dr Greg Simons holds a doctoral degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He is currently employed at Crismart (Crisis Management Research and Training) in the Swedish National Defence College and at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Uppsala University).
Anna Karpenko, Eugene Krasnov, Greg Simons, Timur Gareev, Elena Novova, Artiom Shibin
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction - Kaliningrad: managing evolving crisis challenges, Anna Karpenko, Eugene Krasnov and Greg Simons; The early evolution of the special economic zone in Kaliningrad Oblast, Timur Gareev; The Cepruss pulp and paper mill: complex crisis management, Eugene Krasnov; Child welfare in the Kaliningrad region: production of a creeping crisis, Anna Karpenko; Building a mosque in Kaliningrad, Anna Karpenko; The Curonian Spit: systemic crisis of a national park, Elena Novova and Artiom Shibin; Conclusion, Anna Karpenko, Eugene Krasnov and Greg Simons; Annex; Index.