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.

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

    Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro

    Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

    By Jelena Džankic

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece

    Civil Society at the European Frontline

    By Jennifer Clarke, Asteris Huliaras

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • Croatia and the European Union: Changes and Development book cover

    Croatia and the European Union

    Changes and Development

    Edited by Pero Maldini, Davor Paukovi?

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity book cover

    Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe

    Beyond Ethnicity

    Edited by Tamara P. Trošt, Danilo Mandić

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans

    From Voting to Fighting and Back

    By Michal Mochtak

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • State-Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina book cover

    State-Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By Soeren Keil, Valery Perry

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria

    How Ideas Shape Publics

    By James Dawson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland book cover

    The Politics of Social Ties

    Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

    By Mila Dragojevic

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    EU Rule of Law Promotion

    Judiciary Reform in the Western Balkans

    By Marko Kmezic

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina book cover

    Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By Soeren Keil

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Semiperipheral Entanglements book cover

    Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Semiperipheral Entanglements

    Edited by Stef Jansen, Čarna Brković, Vanja Čelebičić

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism book cover

    Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism

    Edited by Rory Archer, Igor Duda, Paul Stubbs

    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.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    A Discourse Analysis of Corruption

    Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005

    By Blendi Kajsiu

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-01
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    Southeast European Studies

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

    After Ethnic Conflict

    Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia

    By Cvete Koneska

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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    Southeast European Studies

  • Debating the End of Yugoslavia book cover

    Debating the End of Yugoslavia

    By Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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

    Between Justice and Stability

    The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Miloševic Serbia

    By Mladen Ostojic

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-19
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies