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Posted on May 16, 2020

Journal of Baltic Studies 51/2 Available Now

  The second 2020 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 51, Issue 2) is now available online. The issue contains articles on factors behind the changes in income distribution in the Baltics, elderly care and familialism in Lithuania, the experience of male managers as fathers in post-Soviet Lithuania, the role of historical beliefs and experiences in the Lithuanian public perception of military threats, values and attitudes of Estonian music criticism, discursive enactment of memory citizenship among Russian-speakers in Estonia, and strategic implications of hosting international students on Estonia’s tourism economy. The issue also includes an essay on political arguments for the value of the humanities in Lithuania, three book reviews, and a list of recently published Baltic titles. ARTICLES Factors behind the changes in income distribution in the Baltics: income, policy, demography Jekaterina Navickė This article aims at disentangling the factors behind changes in income inequality and relative poverty in the Baltic states. An evaluation of income, policy, and demographic effects was based on counterfactual scenarios constructed using...

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Posted on May 6, 2020

Journal of Baltic Studies print schedule resumed

  Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Taylor & Francis (T&F), the publisher of Journal of Baltic Studies decided to stop printing journals from 10th April. The publisher has now announced that the print and distribution of their journals will be resumed from 11th May, with the first copies being dispatched by 18th May. The next issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (JBS 51/2) is expected to be printed and distributed by the end of May. After the resumption of print services, AABS members and other JBS subscribers will receive print issues that are part of their subscription, although there may be a delay because some countries are still operating reduced or closed postal services, and international freight carriage is subject to delays and changes to routing at short notice. In the event that airfreight services restart later in the year people may receive issues out of order, as earlier issues posted by sea might arrive with them after later issues posted by air. T&F apologizes for...

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Posted on Apr 9, 2020

AABS Awards Best JBS Articles for 2018 and 2019, T&F Grants Free Access to them

  AABS announces that it has selected three Journal of Baltic Studies articles to receive the 2018 and 2019 Vilis Vītols Article Prize. The Vilis Vītols annual award of $500 is presented to the author of the best article in a given year of the Journal of Baltic Studies. The best article is selected by a committee appointed by the AABS board. Priority is given to articles that encompass more than one Baltic country and thus expressly represent Baltic studies. The winners of the Vilis Vītols Article Prize are announced once in every two years. The articles awarded with the Vītols award have been made freely accessible online by Taylor & Francis, the publisher of Journal of Baltic Studies, and can be found by clicking on the article links below. The articles will remain freely accessible until December 31, 2020. AABS congratulates the winners of the 2018 and 2019 Vītols award and thanks all scholars who continue to publish articles and book reviews in JBS. 2018   Saulius Sužiedėlis (2018) The International...

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Posted on Apr 8, 2020

Journal of Baltic Studies print schedule disrupted, online access still available

  Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Taylor & Francis (T&F), the publisher of Journal of Baltic Studies has decided to stop printing journals from 10th April until further notice. T&F apologizes for how this will affect JBS readers and wants to reassure everyone that online access to journal content is not affected. Journal of Baltic Studies will continue to publish online on the T&F Online platform according to its usual schedule. T&F is seeing disruption to the distribution supply chain for printed journals: as of the first week of April the postal services of 42 countries have stopped accepting inward deliveries. In addition, many air mail services in and out of our major print hubs in the UK, US, and Singapore are no longer operating due to reduced air freight capacity. Finally, a significant number of institutions they mail journals to are closed for business and are no longer accepting post. T&F plans to resume printing in May and, at the point they do start...

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Posted on Nov 27, 2019

Journal of Baltic Studies 50/4 Available Now

The last 2019 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 50, Issue 4) is now available online. The special issue, Europeanization and financial crisis in the Baltic Sea region: implications, perceptions and conclusions ten years after the collapse contains articles on the impact of Europeanization on small North European states after 2008; financialization, distribution, and macroeconomic regimes before and after the crisis in Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia; the strategies chosen for the economic crisis management and their effects in Latvia and Poland; whether the crisis of 2008–10 has led to policy learning in financial regulation and supervision by civil servants in Estonia, Latvia, and Sweden; an ethnographic perspective on the Latvian public’s acceptance of austerity; and labor law reform and the return to “business as usual” in Lithuania. The issue also includes three book reviews and a list of recently published Baltic titles ARTICLES Introduction: Europeanization and financial crisis in the Baltic Sea region: implications, perceptions, and conclusions ten years after the collapse Leonardo Pataccini, Rainer Kattel & Ringa...

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Posted on Aug 6, 2019

Journal of Baltic Studies Fall 2019 Issue Available Now

  The Fall 2019 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 50, Issue 3) is now available online. The issue contains articles on the Latvian adaptation of Communicative Development Inventories, trilemmas of recognition in the Baltic states’ foreign policies, post-Cold War economic ties between Kaliningrad and Europe, music education literature in German-language polyethnic schools in Estonia, 1860–1914, and security considerations related to the growing number of Finnish tourists to Soviet Estonia from the mid-1950s until 1980. The issue also includes three book reviews and a list of recently published Baltic titles. ARTICLES Latvian CDI: methodology, developmental trends, and cross-linguistic comparison Olga Urek, Anna Vulāne, Roberts Darģis, Agrita Tauriņa, Tija Zīriņa & Hanne Gram Simonsen In this article, we report the results of a large-scale population study based on the Latvian adaptation of Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) – a parental report tool aimed at mapping the lexical and grammatical development of children under the age of three. Two CDI forms are discussed: CDI I: ‘Words and Gestures’ (8–16 months), and...

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