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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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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...

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

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism

Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism

1st Edition

Rory Archer, Igor Duda, Paul Stubbs
April 15, 2016

Socialist countries like Yugoslavia garnered legitimacy through appealing to social equality. Yet social stratification was characteristic of Yugoslav society and increased over the course of the state's existence. By the 1980s the country was divided on socio-economic as well as national lines....

A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005

A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005

1st Edition

Blendi Kajsiu
January 01, 2015

Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant...

After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia

After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia

1st Edition

Cvete Koneska
December 17, 2014

After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia investigates how sensitive policy issues can be resolved in the aftermath of war by investigating how political elites interact and make decisions in ethnically divided societies. Focussing on the...

Debating the End of Yugoslavia

Debating the End of Yugoslavia

1st Edition

Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš
October 20, 2014

Countries rarely disappear off the map. In the 20th century, only a few countries shared this fate with Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia led to the largest war in Europe since 1945, massive human rights violations and over 100,000 victims. Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt...

Between Justice and Stability: The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Miloševic Serbia

Between Justice and Stability: The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Miloševic Serbia

1st Edition

Mladen Ostojic
August 19, 2014

Exploring the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) on regime change in Serbia, this book examines the relationship between international criminal justice and democratisation. It analyses in detail the repercussions of the ICTY on domestic political dynamics and provides an...

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