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Southeast European Studies: Southeast European Studies


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The Balkans are a region of Europe widely associated over the past decades with violence and war. Beyond this violence, the region has experienced rapid change in recent times though, including democratization, economic and social transformation. New scholarship is emerging which seeks to move away from the focus on violence alone to an understanding of the region in a broader context drawing on new empirical research.

The Southeast European Studies Series seeks to provide a forum for this new scholarship. Publishing cutting-edge, original research and contributing to a more profound understanding of Southeastern Europe while focusing on contemporary perspectives the series aims to explain the past and seeks to examine how it shapes the present. Focusing on original empirical research and innovative theoretical perspectives on the region the series includes original monographs and edited collections. It is interdisciplinary in scope, publishing high-level research in political science, history, anthropology, sociology, law and economics and accessible to readers interested in Southeast Europe and beyond.

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Security Community Practices in the Western Balkans

Security Community Practices in the Western Balkans

Forthcoming

Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Filip Edjus
May 31, 2018

In the early 1990s, the Western Balkan region was the biggest slaughterhouse in Europe after the Second World War. Today, there are number of outstanding issues that need to be resolved. Bosnia is a dysfunctional state, Kosovo is a contested state and Macedonia is a fragile state. However, twenty...

Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro: Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro: Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

Jelena Džankic
October 12, 2017

What happens to the citizen when states and nations come into being? How do the different ways in which states and nations exist define relations between individuals, groups, and the government? Are all citizens equal in their rights and duties in the newly established polity? Addressing these key...

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece: Civil Society at the European Frontline

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece: Civil Society at the European Frontline

Jennifer Clarke, Asteris Huliaras
October 12, 2017

Organised civil society in Greece is generally regarded as weak with rankings for associational density, volunteerism and levels of social capital traditionally among the lowest in Europe. Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece explores the context behind the statistics and general perceptions of...

Croatia and the European Union: Changes and Development

Croatia and the European Union: Changes and Development

Pero Maldini, Davor Paukovi?
October 12, 2017

The accession of Croatia to the EU marked the end of a long and arduous period of transition. Croatia had to meet significantly higher criteria than previous states with suspicion and concerns among existing members about further enlargement increasing. Meanwhile initially strong public support in...

Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity

Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity

Tamara P. Trošt, Danilo Mandić
September 13, 2017

What shapes the cultural, political and ideological values of young people living in Southeastern Europe? Which identities matter to them? How are their values changing, and how can they be changed? Who is changing them? Europe’s periphery is the testing ground for the success of European values...

Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans: From Voting to Fighting and Back

Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans: From Voting to Fighting and Back

Michal Mochtak
July 27, 2017

Since the end of the Cold War there have been a number of cases where the democratization process has been turbulent, or even violent. Addressing electoral violence, its evolution and impact in the Western Balkans, this book explores the conflict logic of election and tries to understand its basic...

State-Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina

State-Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Soeren Keil, Valery Perry
June 16, 2017

State Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina details the post-Dayton evolution of the country over the last two decades. Carefully evaluating the successes and failures the book explores the slow progress of the democratization process and how key elites initially took hold of the...

Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria: How Ideas Shape Publics

Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria: How Ideas Shape Publics

James Dawson
November 16, 2016

At a time when some EU member states are attracting attention for the rise to power of illiberal, anti-democratic political movements, this book’s analytical focus on ideas and identities helps explain why institutional progress is not necessarily reflected in the formation of liberal, democratic...

The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

Mila Dragojevic
November 15, 2016

After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews and an original survey of 1,200 local Serbs and ethnic Serbian refugees fleeing violent...

EU Rule of Law Promotion: Judiciary Reform in the Western Balkans

EU Rule of Law Promotion: Judiciary Reform in the Western Balkans

Marko Kmezic
October 19, 2016

Do EU institutions have an influence on the implementation of the rule of law in potential candidate countries and, if so, of what kind? During the compliance monitoring process related to the effective rule of law and democracy the EU Commission tests and criticizes the effectiveness of the...

Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Soeren Keil
September 09, 2016

In 1995 none of the political parties representing the peoples of Bosnia preferred a federal option. Yet, Bosnia became a federal state, highly decentralised and with a complex institutional architecture. This solution was imposed on them by international actors as a result of peace negotiations...

Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Semiperipheral Entanglements

Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Semiperipheral Entanglements

Stef Jansen, Čarna Brković, Vanja Čelebičić
July 25, 2016

Exploring recent configurations of social relations in post-socialist, post-war, post-Yugoslav Bosnia and Herzegovina this collection of ethnographic research turns an analytical lens on questions of sociality. Contributions based on long-term, in-depth research projects explore how people in...

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