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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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Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity: Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity: Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chiara Milan
December 19, 2019

This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity in societies violently divided along ethno-national lines. Using Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study, the book explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded...

Post-Socialist Political Graffiti in the Balkans and Central Europe

Post-Socialist Political Graffiti in the Balkans and Central Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mitja Velikonja
November 19, 2019

This theoretically and empirically grounded book uses case studies of political graffiti in the post-socialist Balkans and Central Europe to explore the use of graffiti as a subversive political media. Despite the increasing global digitisation, graffiti remains widespread and popular, providing...

Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations: Figuring out the Enemy

Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations: Figuring out the Enemy

1st Edition

Aleksandar Pavlović, Gazela Pudar Draško, Rigels Halili
June 25, 2019

Identifying and explaining common views, ideas and traditions, this volume challenges the concept of Serbian-Albanian hostility by reinvestigating recent and historical events in the region. The contributors put forward critically oriented initiatives and alternatives to shed light on a range of...

The Western Balkans in the World: Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries

The Western Balkans in the World: Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries

1st Edition

Florian Bieber, Nikolaos Tzifakis
June 25, 2019

This book provides a detailed understanding of how different types of engagements impact upon the reform and EU integration of the Western Balkan region. It examines the influence of Russia, China, Turkey and the UAE in the region and analyses the range of existing links. Contributors offer an...

Romania and the Quest for European Identity: Philo-Germanism without Germans

Romania and the Quest for European Identity: Philo-Germanism without Germans

1st Edition

Cristian Cercel
April 05, 2019

Exploring the largely positive representations of Romanian Germans predominating in post-1989 Romanian society, this book shows that the underlying reasons for German prestige are strongly connected with Romania’s endeavors to become European. The election, in 2014, of Klaus Iohannis as Romania’s...

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

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

1st Edition

Marko Kmezic
August 14, 2018

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...

Security Community Practices in the Western Balkans

Security Community Practices in the Western Balkans

1st Edition

Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Filip Ejdus
July 05, 2018

In the early 1990s, the Western Balkans were the scene of prolonged and bloody inter-ethnic wars. Numerous issues remain unresolved; Bosnia is a dysfunctional state; Kosovo a disputed territory; Macedonia a fragile republic, however, it is hard now to imagine the renewal of inter-state armed...

Social Movements in the Balkans: Rebellion and Protest from Maribor to Taksim

Social Movements in the Balkans: Rebellion and Protest from Maribor to Taksim

1st Edition

Florian Bieber, Dario Brentin
July 04, 2018

From Slovenia to Turkey, social movements and protests have shaken the political systems of Southeast Europe. Confronting issues such as austerity, the provision and privatisation of welfare, public utilities and public space, corruption, bureaucratic inefficiency, environmental concerns and...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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