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Symposium Papers

We have been able to make some of the papers submitted for the Joint PhD Symposium available online. Unfortunately some papers are not available as they have been put forward for publication in academic journals. The papers below are organised according to the panel in which they appeared at the Symposium. 

PANEL: DEMOCRATISATION

Why Southeast Europe remains a reluctant democratizer
Danijela Dolenec, ETH Zurich

Security Sector Reform as a Part of the Democratisation Process
Djordje Popovic, University of Belgrade [PDF]|

Party Competition and Political Participation in Eastern Europe
Besir Ceka, University of North Carolina [PDF]|


PANEL
: CONFLICT AND POST CONFLICT ISSUES

Slovak Foreign Policy and Kosovo's Unilateral Declaration of Independence
Katarina Macarieova, Goldsmiths

The International Administration and the Pursuit of Multi-Ethnicity in Kosovo
Anita McKinna, University of Melbourne

The Invention of Intervention: Formation of Policies of the High Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mateja Peter, University of Cambridge


PANEL: THE GREAT WAR AND ITS LEGACIES

The Only Nation that's Trusted and Respected Wherever it Goes': National Identities on the Balkan front during the Great War
Rachel Richardson, Birkbeck, University of London [PDF]|

The Definition of Yugoslav National Identity in Interwar Yugoslav Education
Pieter Troch, University of Ghent


PANEL: POLITICAL PROCESSES

Between Accommodation and Resistance: Political Elites in Macedonia and Bosnia
Cvete Konseka, St Antony's College, Oxford University

Nationalist Politics and Social Identities: Everyday Political Talk in Serbia and Bulgaria
James Dawson, Department of Political Science, UCL [PDF]|

The System of Post-Communist Democracy Deficiencies: Political Representation in Bulgaria since 1989
Linka Toneva, University of Sofia


PANEL: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GROWTH

Political Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy and the Effect of Economic Integration: Evidence from Cyprus
Georgios Efthyvoulou, Birkbeck, University of London [PDF]|

The Nominal and Real Convergence of the Romanian Economy to the Euro Area
Alexandra Putinelu, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest [PDF]|


PANEL: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND DEMOCRATISATION

'We were gasping for air': Anti-war Activism in Serbia and Croatia and its Legacy
Bojan Bilić, SSEES-UCL

Mediating Civil Society and European Integration: Postsocialist-to-Postsocialist Development Projects in Serbia
Marek Mikuš, LSE [PDF]|

Institutional Diffusion and the Politics of Space in Albanian Cities after Socialism: Evidence from Tirana and Korca
Loukas Triantis, NTU Athens [PDF]|


PANEL: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

The Hague Conditionality and Regime Change in Serbia, 2000-2008
Mladen Ostojić, Queen Mary, University of London

Limits of in/action: Everyday Politics of Dis/engagement in Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina
Larisa Kurtović, UCB


PANEL: COLD WAR

Reading buildings as ideology during the early 1950s communist Romania
Mara Marginean, RAS

Hoxha and the Greek colonels, 1967-1974
Alexandros Nafpliotis, LSE

The Real Communist Entrepreneurs: Workers Councils as a Transmission Belt for the World Market in Yugoslavia, 1953-1956
Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, LSE

Art, Politics and Intellectuals in Zhivkov's Bulgaria: the Case of Blaga Dimitrova
Sylwia Siedlecka, Polish Academy of Sciences [PDF]|


PANEL: RELIGION AND ETHNICITY

Clericalization in Post-Communist Countries
Srđan Jovanović, Palacky University [PDF]|

Who Controls the Sacred Landscape in Bosnia? Muslim Holy Sites Torn Between Authencity and Purity
David Henig, University of Durham

A Comparative Study of Four Different Groups of Young Practicing Muslims in the Post-war Sarajevo: From Nationalization to Islamization
Beatrice Foschetti, University of Udine [PDF]|


PANEL: LABOUR MARKETS

Public-Private Sector Wage Differentials during Transition in Serbia
Jelena Lausev, University of Nottingham

International Mobility and Knowledge Transfer: A Case Study of Serbia
Thomas Jackson, UCL-SSEES

Institutions in the Context of Informality
Anna Danielson, Sodertorn University [PDF]|


PANEL: CULTURAL AND POLITICAL PROCESSES

'Competing for the Nation': The Social Roles of Sport in Tudjman's Croatia
Dario Brentin, SSEES-UCL

Acquiring social capital in Post-Socialist context: Egalitarianism and Class Homophily among Croatian Upper Middle Class
Dražen Cepić, European University Institute

Post-Socialist Transformation, Identities and Aesthetics in the Western Balkans
Tihomir Topuzovski, University of Birmingham [PDF]|

The Two Silences: How Far the Tales of Free Speech Go
Andrea Pisac, Goldsmiths


PANEL: REGIONALISATION

Questioning the Ontological and Epistemological Premises of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: The Mechanism of State Survival
Aya Hino, Goldsmiths [PDF]|

Conceptualising territorial politics in the Balkans: The cases of Vojvodina and Istria
Alexander Kleibrink, Free University Berlin

Regionalisation around the Black Sea
Mukhtar Hajizada, Leicester University


PANEL: MINORITIES IN GREECE AND TURKEY

Reciprocity and Minority Identification in Greek Thrace, 1945-1967
Christos Iliadis, University of Essex

Evolution of Minority Education in the Southeastern Margins of Europe and its Reflections: The Case of Western Thrace – Greece
Ali Chouseinoglu, University of Sussex [PDF]|

Political Participation Strategies of Minorities: A Comparison of Roums/Orthodox Minority in Istanbul and Turkish/Muslim Minority of Western Thrace
Burcu Culhaoglu, Bilgi University [PDF]|


PANEL: INSTITUTION BUILDING

Presidential Authority in South East Europe
Anna Fruhstorfer, Humboldt University Berln

The Ombudsman Institution in Search of Accountability in the Western Balkans
Georgios Monogioudis, SSEES-UCL [PDF]|

Relevance of Capacity Development of National Institutions for Success of Processes Related to Development/ Democratisation/ EU Enlargement – Focus on Serbia
Bojana Balon, University of Ljubljana


PANEL: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRANSITION IN SEE

The Changing Politics of Local and Regional Development in SEE
Michael Biniakos, Newcastle University

Working Together: Business Interests and Education and Employment Needs Under the Open Method of Coordination in Bulgaria
Philippine Colson, Monash University [PDF]|

Political Conditions for Innovation Policy Transfer to Western Balkans"
Petar Polajnar, University of Ljubljana


PANEL: MEMORY AND NOSTALGIA

Memory and form: An understanding of the Stari most
Sukanya Krishnamurty, Bauhaus

Cyberspaces of memory: Digitising Yugoslav Past(s)
Martin Pogačar, University of Nova Gorica [PDF]|

The re-emergence of a common cultural space in the former Yugoslavia: Perspectives from Serbia and Croatia
Lana Srzić, University of Geneva

Remembering Yugoslavia in public: The formation of institutionalised collective memories in authoritarian and liberal regimes
Tanja Vučković Juroš, University of Indiana


PANEL: EUROPEANISATION

The Impact of EU Political Conditionality in the Western Balkans – Current Trends and Challenges
Simonida Kacarska, University of Leeds [PDF]|

Pre-Accession Conditionality - Implementing the Lessons Learned from the Fifth Enlargement or Managing Expectations without Losing Momentum?
Eli Gateva, University of Manchester


PANEL: MINORITIES

Representations of the German minority in post-1989 Romania
Cristian Cercel, University of Durham

Sustainable return of Kosovo Serbs back home
Julia Hinz, WWU Muenster [PDF]|

Everyday ethnicity and everyday citizenship: Bulgarian Muslim migrants betwixt Bulgaria and Spain
Neda Deneva, Central European University


PANEL: GENDER

Gender and nationalism in the former Yugoslavia: Exploring the moral fable
Oliwia Berdak, SSEES-UCL [PDF]|

Gender regimes of the school in the late Ceausism
Alin Cenan, University of Cluj [PDF]|

Feminist media advocacy and gender sensitive journalism in Serbia and Croatia
Danica Minić, Central European University

Engendering the nation: political representation and terrorisation against women dissidents during the Greek military dictatorship (1967-1974)
Katherine Stefatos, Goldsmiths [PDF]|

The appearance of feminism in Yugoslav historiography of the 1970s and 1980s
Zsofia Lorand, Central European University


PANEL: ENTERPRISE STRATEGY AND RESTRUCTURING

How multi national companies implement cost strategies at airline and retail industry in Albania
Pleurat Rexhepi, Kings College London [PDF]|

Governance and enterprise restructuring in SEE
Mico Apostolov, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy/University of California, Berkeley [PDF]|

Turkey between European Union and energy resources
Kenan Aksu, Goldsmiths [PDF]|

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