East-West Studies

The peer-reviewed Journal of Social Sciences "EAST-WEST STUDIES" has been published since 2007 by Tallinn University Law School (up to 2010 former University Nord) and since 2015 by Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society. From 2015 onwards there is double-blind peer-review process for accepting the submissions. The journal is open for submission for scholars from around the world, the international editorial board consists of Estonian and foreign academics.

The aim of the journal is to bring together specialists on various social studies such as philosophy, law, psychology, economy, international relations and also other social sciences, whose interests transcend a geographic region. Estonia is an European country and a member of the European Union and other European institutions as well as one of the easternmost members of these bodies. East-West Studies publishes articles not only on Estonian and European but also global issues, including East-West relations and problems. The journal offers original explanations and solutions to theoretical, methodological as well as practical problems; contributing to better understanding of challenges facing humankind.

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Editorial Board of the Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society Journal of Social Sciences

Associate Professor Peeter Järvelaid, Tallinn University School of Governance Law and Society, Estonia

Professor Andreas Zimmermann, University of Potsdam, Germany

Research Professor Rein Müllerson, Tallinn University School of Governance Law and Society, Estonia

Professor Lauri Mälksoo, Tartu University, Estonia

Professor Sienho Yee, Wuhan University, China

Professor Rein Raud, University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Nigel White, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Associate Professor, Dr. iur. Arturs Kucs, Head of Department of International and European Law University of Latvia

Professor Hugh Corder, of Public Law, University of Cape Town

Professor Mart Susi, Tallinn University, Estonia

Dr. Marcel Szabó (PhD), Ombudsman for Future Generations at the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights; Chair of the European Law Department at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

Mr. Raivo Vare, Estonia


The editor-in-chief

Professor of Human Rights Law Mart Susi, Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society

Founder editor

Professor Ene Grauberg, Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society



Call for papers for the „New Social Science Researchers - Special Issue“


Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society kindly invites you to submit your research papers in our peer-reviewed scientific journal’s "EAST-WEST STUDIES” next issue „New Social Science Researchers - Special Issue“. This special issue intends to open a platform for early stage and junior researchers of social science and humanities to present the key finding of their previous scientific explorations. We also welcome contributions for the section of general articles. Deadline for paper submission is 16th of August 2019.

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No 9 (2018): East-West Studies Number 9 (2018)

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Madli Tikerpuu
Tanja Dibou, Anu Toots
Hamed Alavi
Erik Terk