Julien Danero Iglesias's research while affiliated with University of Glasgow and other places

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Borders have recently attracted a lot of academic scrutiny. Two very distinct types of literature have attempted to capture the current evolution of borders. The first one, leaning more toward the field of security studies, puts the emphasis on the rampant securitization, the coercive dimension of borders, and their divisive consequences. The secon...
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Since the enlargements of 2004 and 2007 European integration has brought about major changes for the citizens of Central and Eastern Europe, such as a process of re-bordering. The accession of countries in the region to the EU, and for some to the Schengen Area, has strengthened borders where there was previously fluidity. This is the starting poin...
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Ethnographic research is often multilingual, requiring the researcher to work in two or more different languages, if necessary with the assistance of an interpreter. Given this, surprisingly few ethnographers have attempted to discuss in detail how their own knowledge of different languages and their decisions to use interpreters and/or translators...
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Partant d’une serie d’entretiens et de focus-groupes effectues a Cahul, troisieme ville de la Republique de Moldavie a la frontiere de l’Union europeenne, cet article montre que l’emigration est un filtre majeur qui forge la perception des Moldaves de leur realite. Les auteurs font ressortir la facon dont les discours sur l’emigration s’articulent...
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Information drawn from interviews and meetings with focus-groups in Cahul, the third largest city in Moldova, shows that emigration is a major filter on Moldovan perceptions of reality. What this city's inhabitants say about migration is described and articulated with Moldovan conceptions of their country and the current situation. This same filter...
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The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was created for strengthening the development of a European soul. But generally speaking, one can say it has been used as a tool for nation-branding, and as a means for Central and Eastern countries to “return” to Europe, in particular after the fall of their Communist regimes. In the difficult social, economic, po...
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Since independence, nationalism has been at the front of politics in the Republic of Moldova in the context of a persisting political struggle about the very definition of the Moldovan nation. Looking at campaign video clips produced in 2009 by Moldovan political parties and using a methodology inspired by Critical Discourse Analysis, the article g...
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To legitimize separation from Moldova, Transnistrian elites have been constructing a civic Transnistrian nation, subsuming local ethnic Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovan identities. This article first identifies changes to the Transnistrian nation-building strat- egy: from an emphasis on Moldovan nationhood in the early 1990s to oppose “Romanianizat...
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Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Moldova faces a political struggle with regard to the definition of its identity and that of its inhabitants. In this context, the article determines how the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) and the President Vladimir Voronin use history in order to legitimise their position. Thro...
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History is one of the many instruments available for the persuasive construction of a nation. In Moldova, the Party of the Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM), in office from 2001 to 2009, advocated for a Soviet-based version of the Moldovan nation. This “Moldovanism” boasted of the existence of a “Moldovan People” and was relied upon to j...
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Although Eurovision helps us see how "we" and "them" are constructed in a country, this signing contest has never been studied from this viewpoint. The Republic of Moldavia, independent since 1991, is torn by an ongoing struggle for defining its nationhood. This article applies a method drawn from critical discourse analysis to three local Moldavia...

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... The notion of "autonomy of migration" (Mezzadra & Neilson 2012;Scheel 2019) captures these countermoves and underlines that no matter what forms of surveillance and control states establish, migrants will respond by developing creative and rebellious practices aimed at circumventing border controls and responding to the boundaries of belonging they face on an everyday basis. Securitized and militarized "borderlands" (Agier 2016;Deleixhe et al. 2019;Fauser 2019) emerging across the globe and on different spatial scales have become privileged sites for studying both border regimes and migrants' strategic agencies in response to them. ...
... Ethnographies are often multilingual (Gibb and Danero Iglesias, 2017). The importance of language is such that "[i]t can be difficult -if not impossible -to start out by collecting data […] if, as a foreign researcher, you are not fully conversant with the language of those you are studying." ...
... However, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine signing the AAs has not been welcomed by Russia, and has contributed to creating a tense political climate in these three countries (Nizhnikau, 2016;. Beyond competition at the international level, geopolitical preferences are one of the main cleavages at the national level in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, with political parties often declaring their positions on the pro-EU/pro-EAEU spectrum very early on in their electoral manifestoes (Chryssogelos, 2017;Danero Iglesias, 2015). ...
... 19-20 września 2018 r. dostęp.02.02.2019 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:829fbece-b661-11e8-99ee-01aa75ed71a1.0011.02/DOC 1&format=PDF506 Wyrok Trybunału W sprawie C-528/15, Odesłanie prejudycjalne -Kryteria i mechanizmy określania państwa członkowskiego odpowiedzialnego za rozpatrzenie wniosku o udzielenie ochrony międzynarodowej dostęp 25.06.2020http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste. ...
... La Turquie, malgré la prédominance de l'anglais et la présence active de la didactique de cette langue dans le système éducatif turc, a mis en place une politique éducative favorisant l'introduction de la didactique du français, justifiant ainsi la place et l'importance accordées actuellement au français et donc à sa promotion sous diverses formes. Quant à la Moldavie, ce pays au défi de crises multiples (Danero Iglesias et al., 2015), elle s'efforce prioritairement à mettre en place un système politique, judiciaire et économique fonctionnel, en cohérence avec les réformes liées au processus de rapprochement avec l'Union Européenne. En même temps, les politiques éducatives souffrent d'un manque essentiel de ressources dans l'ensemble de la didactique des langues vivantes en particulier du FLE. ...
... Since its inception until the present day it somehow shows the shifting geopolitics of Europe, of its neighbouring countries and beyond -case in point is that of Australia that participates in the contest since 2015. Therefore, most of the audience studies related to Eurovision, unsurprisingly tend to focus on the interwoven socio-political issues related to national identity (Danero, 2015;Ismayilov, 2012;Sandvoss, 2008;Miazhevich, 2017) or multiculturality (Carniel, 2017), among other issues related to politics and nationalism. Nonetheless, we have opted for a different approach, concentrating on the various kinds of coviewing practices sparked by this event with the use of connected platforms. ...
... Along small ethnicities such as Bulgarians and Poles, Transnistria is composed of three main ethnic groups that each makes up some 30% of the territory's inhabitants (Russians, Ukrainians, and Moldovans). While Russian language is clearly the lingua franca and the cultural proximity with Russia is significant and publicly maintained (Comai and Venturi 2015;Osipov and Vasilevich 2019), tensions between ethnic groups are low and a Transnistrian "supra-ethnic" identification category, crossing all ethnic and linguistic boundaries, seems to be prevalent and generally accepted (Dembinska and Danero Iglesias 2013). ...
... Julien Danero's 2011 Brussels Ph.D. thesis on the Moldovanist discourses of the reinstated communist regime of Moldova (2001-2009) focuses exclusively on nation-builders in Chişinău. Conversely, Kilian Graf deals exclusively with Transnistria as an extreme case of "belated" nation-building, while focussing on the geopolitical rationale behind this quasi-state and the politics of secessionism ( Graf, 2010;Zabarah, 2011;Danero, 2011;Danero, 2013). A somewhat larger number of studies deals with low politics or "sectoral policies" relevant for nation-building. ...