New publications

New publications

Adam Moore: Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns, 2014, 240pp. ISBN: 978-0-8014-5199-7

In November 2007 Adam Moore was conducting fieldwork in Mostar when the southern Bosnian city was rocked by two days of violent clashes between Croat and Bosniak youth. It was not the city’s only experience of ethnic conflict in recent years. Indeed, Mostar’s problems are often cited as emblematic of the failure of international efforts…

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Maria Koinova: Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States, Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, UK 2014, 328pp. ISBN 978-0-8122-4522-6

Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States investigates why some Eastern European states transitioned to new forms of governance with minimal violence while others broke into civil war. In Bulgaria, the Turkish minority was subjected to coerced assimilation and forced expulsion, but the nation ultimately negotiated peace through institutional channels. In Macedonia, periodic outbreaks of insurgent violence…

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P. Crowhurst: Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II, London 2013, 352 p., 978-1-78076-110-7

The history of East Central European countries has been widely rediscovered as a source of historical interest and inspiration after the collapse of Communism. This rediscovery particularly holds true for the history of Czechoslovakia in the era of the Second World War. There were numerous reasons for the outbreak of World War II, but because…

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Oleh Protsyk, Benedikt Harzl (eds.): Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia, 2014, 282pp, ISBN: 978-1-13-881666-4

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the norms and practices of ethnic diversity management in the Russian Federation in the last twenty years. It examines the evolution of the legal framework, the institutional architecture and the policies intended to address the large number of challenges posed by Russia’s immense ethno-cultural diversity. It analyses the…

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Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan (eds.): Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership. Happy Ever After? 2014, 238pp, ISBN: 978-1-13-881573-5

This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. It attempts to answer some fundamental questions: Was the reward of EU membership worth the sacrifices made? How have the new member states fared?…

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Lucian N. Leustean (ed.): Eastern Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe, 2014, 288pp, ISBN: 9780823256068

Nation-building processes in the Orthodox commonwealth brought together political institutions and religious communities in their shared aims of achieving national sovereignty. Chronicling how the churches of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia acquired independence from the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the wake of the Ottoman Empire’s decline, Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe examines…

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Alberto Febbrajo, Wojciech Sadurski (eds.): Central and Eastern Europe After Transition, Towards a New Socio-legal Semantics, 2014, 374pp ISBN: 9781409497226

How have national identities changed, developed and reacted in the wake of transition from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Central and Eastern Europe After Transition defines and examines new autonomous differences adopted at the state and the supranational level in the post-transitional phase of the post-Communist area, and considers their impact on…

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Sabrina P. Ramet (ed.): Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe, Challenges since 1989, 2014, 360pp ISBN: 9781137330710

Since the crash of communism in Central and Southeastern Europe in 1989, almost everything in the region has changed – from politics to economics to popular culture to religion. There have been new challenges to confront and new dilemmas. This volume examines the political engagement of religious associations in the post-socialist countries of Central and…

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Alexander H. E. Morawa, Kyriaki Topidi (eds.): Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe, Expansion and Integration in the EU, 2014, 292pp ISBN: 978-1-4094-0327-2

This book examines EU enlargement by studying how domestic constitutional evolution in the new member states contributes to European integration. In contrast to the usual top-down analytical pattern, it reverses the paradigm by looking at constitutional developments and dynamics from the bottom-up, studying how domestic constitutional evolution contributes to European integration. The authors analyze constitutional…

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Sabine Rutar (ed.): Beyond the Balkans, Toward an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe, 2014, 500pp ISBN: 978-3-643-10658-2

Beyond the Balkans offers new perspectives on Southeast European history, envisaging the region’s history as an integral part of European and global history. Debates about the mental map of “the Balkans” as the negative alter ego of the “the West” (Maria Todorova) and about the construction of the Balkans as a historical space sui generis…

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