Today's crises in the eastern Mediterranean, the multivalent developments in Turkey and European integration and democratisation challenges focus scientific and political attention on Southeast Europe and the wider Black Sea area. The Southeast Europe and Black Sea Series publishes multidisciplinary original research about these current hotspots on the margins of Europe. The volumes include comparative and individual country analysis, as well as innovative research that develops deep and fruitful understanding of these regions. The series engages academic and original policy-oriented books with such themes as the politics of state-building and reform, foreign and security policy, socio-cultural phenomena and socio-economic dynamics, EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies. The series also publishes books that advance our understanding of recent history in this broad area - from Slovenia to Ukraine, south to Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and east to the Caucasus - and its relevance for contemporary problems.
International-Led Statebuilding and Local Resistance Hybrid Institutional Reforms in Post-Conflict Kosovo
By Damir Kapidžić, Věra Stojarová
September 25, 2023
The world is increasingly becoming less democratic and this trend has not left Southeast Europe untouched. But instead of democratic breakdown what we are witnessing is a gradual decline and the rise of competitive authoritarian regimes. This book aims to give a country-by-country overview of how ...
By M. Hakan Yavuz, Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
September 30, 2019
Islam, Populism and Regime Change in Turkey explores the role of religion (Sunni, Hanefi Islam) in the transformation of Turkey under the reign of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP). The chapters argue that the Turkish ...
By Arolda Elbasani
December 02, 2019
International-Led Statebuilding and Local Resistance contributes theoretical and empirical insights to the existing knowledge on the scope, challenges and results of post-conflict international state- and institution-building project focusing on post-war Kosovo. Post-war Kosovo is one of the ...
By Kateřina Králová, Marija Vulesica, Giorgos Antoniou
November 04, 2019
This anthology brings together eight chapters which examine the life of Jews in Southeast Europe through political, social and cultural lenses. Even though the Holocaust put an end to many communities in the region, this book chronicles how some Holocaust survivors nevertheless tried to restore ...
By James Ker-Lindsay, Ioannis Armakolas, Rosa Balfour, Corina Stratulat
November 28, 2019
The National Politics of EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans examines the way in which a number of European Union member states, including Germany and France, formulate their policies towards enlargement in the Western Balkans. The six countries of the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and ...