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Abel Polese

Abel Polese is a researcher, development worker, writer, trainer and fundraiser. He has been training and designing capacity building programmes for NGOs and higher education institutions in the Balkans, the former USSR region, Southeast Asia and Latin America. His most recent book “The SCOPUS Diaries and the (il)logics of Academic Survival: A Short Guide to Design Your Own Strategy and Survive Bibliometrics, Conferences, and Unreal Expectations in Academia” is both an attempt to guide researchers through their career choices and a critique of what the academic world has become.

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Latest posts by Abel Polese

7 November 2019

Who inspires Turkmenistan's elites?

The Bridge

What can multilingualism tell us about how Turkmenistan's elite see their country's place in the world? And what might they tell the world with their newfound linguistic skills?

9 August 2019

Four possible explanations for Turkmenistan's presidential hide-and-seek

The Bridge

Turkmenistan's publicity-loving president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has been unusually scarce lately, prompting rumours of political upheaval in the Central Asian republic.