Kostovicova, Denisa

Dr Denisa Kostovicova  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor in Global Politics

 

Experience keywords:

European integration of Western Balkans; civil society, war crimes and transitional justice; democratisation and ethnic conflict; human security; international administrations; nationalism and globalisation; post-conflict reconstruction

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Dr Denisa Kostovicova is Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Government Department and a Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and an MA from Central European University, Czech Republic. She was also educated at the University of Maine, US, and Belgrade University, Serbia. She held Junior Research Fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and Linacre College, Oxford.

Dr Kostovicova has participated in a number of international research projects, such as the European Study Group on Europe's Security Capabilities, convened by Professor Mary Kaldor at the invitation of Javier Solana, EU Foreign Policy Chief (2004-2008); the EU’s Seventh Framework Project, ‘Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of the European Union’ (2008-2010), and 2010-2011, ‘Networks of Regressive Globalisation and Challenges to International Assistance’ funded by Agence Française de Développement (2010-2011).

Dr Kostovicova’s research interests include nationalism and democratisation in the global age, post-conflict reconstruction and security, civil society and human security, war crimes and transitional justice, and European integration of Western Balkans. She is the author of Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space (Routledge 2005) and co-editor of Transnationalism in the Balkans (Routledge 2008), Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age (Ashgate 2009) and Bottom-up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan 2011).

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Western Balkans

Languages:

Albanian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Arabic [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Czech [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Serbo-Croat [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Slovak [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6916

Publications

2017

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bicquelet, Aude (2017) Norm contestation and reconciliation: evidence from a regional transitional justice process in the Balkans Ethnic and Racial Studies. ISSN 1466-4356

Kostovicova, Denisa (2017) Seeking justice in a divided region: text analysis of regional civil society deliberations in the Balkans International Journal of Transitional Justice, 11 (1). 154-175. ISSN 1752-7716

2016

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) Art and reconciliation: Looking at post-conflict reconstruction in a different light LSE Department of Government Blog (30 Nov 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) A personal take on methods LSE Government Blog (24 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) Reaction to Brexit around Europe: how the result affects the Balkans LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) Reaction to Brexit around Europe: how the result affects the Balkans LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) The question of ethics LSE Department of Government Blog (2 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) The Karadzic verdict: how the trial played out and what it means for Bosnia LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) The Karadzic verdict: how the trial played out and what it means for Bosnia LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) What previous political divorces in Europe tell us about the emotional impact of Brexit LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Jul 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) What previous political divorces in Europe tell us about the emotional impact of Brexit LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Jul 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) Researching transitional justice in the Balkans: the victims of war crimes and their civic voice LSE Department of Government Blog (18 Feb 2016) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2016) Researching transitional justice in the Balkans: the victims of war crimes and their civic voice LSE Department of Government Blog (18 Feb 2016) Blog entry

Andersson, Ruben and Arnould, Valerie and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Darmois, Emmanuel and de Waal, Alex and Giumelli, Francesco and Haid, Mustafa and Ibreck, Rachel and Kaldor, Mary and Kandic, Natasa and Kellner, Anna Maria and Kostovicova, Denisa and Mac Ginty, Roger and Martin, Mary and Mylovanov, Tymofiy and Randazzo, Elisa and Rangelov, Iavor and Richmond, Olivier and Schmeder, Genevieve and Selchow, Sabine and Solana, Javier and Theros, Marika and Toaldo, Mattia and Turkmani, Rim and Vlassenroot, Koen (2016) From hybrid peace to human security: rethinking EU strategy toward conflict. The Berlin report of the Human Security Study Group presented to High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy Federica Mogherini Department of International Development, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2015

Kostovicova, Denisa (2015) Women in conflict: violence, injustice and power LSE Department of Government Blog (6 May 2015) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2015) The ICJ ruling on genocide by Croatia and Serbia should be a starting point for genuine reconciliation between the two countries LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Feb 2015) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2015) The ICJ ruling on genocide by Croatia and Serbia should be a starting point for genuine reconciliation between the two countries LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Feb 2015) Blog entry

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa and Escobar, Mariana and Bjelica, Jelena (2015) Organised crime and international aid subversion: evidence from Colombia and Afghanistan Third World Quarterly, 36 (10). 1887-1905. ISSN 0143-6597

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa and Randazzo, Elisa (2015) EU in the western Balkans: hybrid development, hybrid security and hybrid justice Human Security Study Group, London, UK.

2014

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) From concept to method: the challenge of a human security methodology In: Martin, Mary and Owen, Taylor, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Human Security. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 297-307. ISBN 9780415581288

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2014) Ethnicity pays: the political economy of post-conflict nationalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina In: Kissane, Bill, (ed.) After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe. National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, USA, 187-213. ISBN 9780812246520

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) Bosnia’s civil disorder is a consequence of the stranglehold ‘networked’ elites continue to have over the country EUROPP (11 Feb 2014) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) Serbia now has a pro-European parliament, but the country’s path to EU accession looks as uncertain as ever LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (27 Mar 2014) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) When enlargement meets common foreign and security policy: Serbia's Europeanisation, Visa liberalisation and the Kosovo policy Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (1). 67-87. ISSN 0966-8136

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa and Rampton, David (2014) State-building, nation-building and reconstruction In: Kaldor, Mary and Rangelov, Iavor, (eds.) The Handbook of Global Security Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, USA, 265-281. ISBN 9780470673225

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) Airing crimes, marginalizing victims: political expectations and transitional justice in Kosovo In: Waters, Timothy William, (ed.) The Milosevic Trial: an Autopsy. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 249-259. ISBN 9780199795840

2013

Kostovicova, Denisa (ed.) (2013) Transitional justice in post-Yugoslav states: political will and the RECOM process. Forum for Transitional Justice, Special Issue (4). ISSN 1452-871

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2013) Introduction: civil society and multiple transitions – meanings, actors and effects In: Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Ker-Lindsay, James and Kostovicova, Denisa, (eds.) Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans. New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 1-25. ISBN 9780230292895

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Ker-Lindsay, James and Kostovicova, Denisa, eds (2013) Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230292895

Kostovicova, Denisa (2013) Civil society and reconciliation in the Western Balkans: great expectations? In: Prifti, Eviola, (ed.) The European Future of the Western Balkans - Thessaloniki@10. EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France, 101-109. ISBN 9789291982264

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa (2013) Europeanisation and conflict networks: private sector development in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina East European Politics, 29 (2). 19-35. ISSN 2159-9165

2012

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) Locating power in state-building: the conflict network perspective Südosteuropa, 60 (4). 591-4602. ISSN 0722-480X

Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) Civil society and restorative justice in the Western Balkans: from symbolic politics to state Consolidation Forum for Transitional Justice (4). 75-77. ISSN 1452-871

Woodward, Susan L. and Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2012) Methodology and the study of state-building in the Western Balkans Südosteuropa, 60 (4). ISSN 0722-480X

Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) Last week Serbia was granted candidate status for joining the EU, which may offer a way forward for Serbia’s future relationship with Kosovo. But rocky times may still lie ahead LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) The trial of Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shows once again that it is possible to have justice without reconciliation LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Martin, Mary and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa and Wittman, Anne and Moser, Stefanie (2012) Exiting conflict, owning the peace: local ownership in international peace operations Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn, Germany. ISBN 9783864981821

Kostovicova, Denisa and Martin, Mary and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2012) The missing link in human security research: dialogue and insecurity in Kosovo Security Dialogue, 43 (6). 569-585. ISSN 0967-0106

2011

Kostovicova, Denisa and Glasius, Marlies (2011) Introduction: agency in bottom-up politics In: Bottom-Up Politics: an Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 1-17. ISBN 9780230280328

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2011) External statebuilding and transnational networks: the limits of the civil society approach In: Kostovicova, Denisa and Glasius, Marlies, (eds.) Bottom-Up Politics: an Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 93-111. ISBN 9780230280328

Kostovicova, Denisa and Glasius, Marlies, eds (2011) Bottom-up politics: an agency-centred approach to globalisation Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9780230280328

2010

Kostovicova, Denisa (2010) Civil society in post-conflict scenarios In: Anheier, Helmut K. and Toepler, Stefan, (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. Springer, New York, USA, 371-376. ISBN 9780387939940

Kostovicova, Denisa (2010) Civil society in the Western Balkans: vehicle for or obstacle to transitional justice In: Petritsch, Wolfgang and Dzihic, Vedran, (eds.) Conflict and Memory: Bridging Past and Future in (South East) Europe. Southeast European integration perspectives (3). Nomos, Baden-Baden, Germany, 287-294. ISBN 9783832948795

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2010) Human security in a weak state in the Balkans: globalization and transnational networks In: Benedek, Wolfgang and Daase, Christopher and Dimitrijević, Vojin and van Duyne, Petrus, (eds.) Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building: Human Security in the Western Balkans. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 38-53. ISBN 9780230234628

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2010) The big question: how can nations break the cycle of crime and corruption? World Policy Journal, 27 (1). 3-6. ISSN 0740-2775

2009

Kostovicova, Denisa (2009) Balkan wars, European integration and Hague conditionality Forum for Transitional Justice, 3. 81-83. ISSN 1752-7724

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2009) Introduction: state weakening and globalization In: Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, (eds.) Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 1-16. ISBN 9780754676126

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2009) Conclusion: persistent state weakness and issues for research, methodology and policy In: Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, (eds.) Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 197-205. ISBN 9780754676126

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kandic, Natasa (2009) Introduction: Forum for Transitional Justice, special issue: European Union and transitional justice: from retributive to restorative justice in Western Balkans Forum for Transitional Justice, 3. 75-78. ISSN 1752-7724

Glasius, Marlies and Kostovicova, Denisa (2009) The European Union as state-builder: policies towards Serbia and Sri Lanka In: Raue, Julia and Sutter, Patrick, (eds.) Facets and Practices of State-Building. Legal aspects of international organization (49). Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands, 127-154. ISBN 9789004174030

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, eds (2009) Persistent state weakness in the global age Ashgate, Surrey, UK. ISBN 9780754676126

Kostovicova, Denisa (2009) Albanian parallel education system and its aftermath: segregation, identity and governance In: Dimou, Augusta, (ed.) 'Transition' and the Politics of History Education in Southeast Europe. Vanderhoeck und Ruprecht, Goettingen, Germany, 201-215. ISBN 9783899715316

2008

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Introduction Südosteuropa, 56 (1). 1-7. ISSN 0722-480X

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2008) Transnationalism in the Balkans Association for the Study of Nationalities. Routledge, London, UK; New York, USA. ISBN 9780415464468

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Albanian diasporas and their political roles In: Batt, Judy, (ed.) Is There an Albanian Question?. Chaillot paper (107). European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France, 73-86. ISBN 9789291981205

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Comparing the Balkans: war legacies and state-building in the age of globalisation - special issue, edited by D. Kostovicova Südosteuropa, 56 (1). 1-160. ISSN 0722-480X

Kaldor, Mary and Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Global civil society and illiberal regimes In: Albrow, Martin and Anheier, Helmut K. and Glasius, Marlies and Price, Monroe E., (eds.) Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy. Global civil society. Sage Publications, London, UK, 86-113. ISBN 9781412948005

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) State weakness in the western Balkans as a security threat: the European Union approach and a global perspective Western Balkans Security Observer, 2007-2 (7-8). 10-15. ISSN 1452-6115

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Legitimacy and international administration: the Ahtisaari settlement for Kosovo from a human security perspective International Peacekeeping, 15 (5). 631-647. ISSN 1353-3312

Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) Serbian elections: who has actually won and what does this mean for the EU? EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France.

Glasius, Marlies and Kostovicova, Denisa (2008) The European Union as a state-builder: policies towards Serbia and Sri Lanka Südosteuropa, 56 (1). 84-114. ISSN 0722-480X

2007

Kaldor, Mary and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa, eds (2007) Social science in South East Europe syllabus handbook Centar za obrazovne politike, Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro. ISBN 9788684151256

Kostovicova, Denisa (2007) European zones of human security: a proposal for the European Union The Study Group on Human Security, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Martin, Mary (2007) Civil society’s role in advancing human security: European Union policies in the Western Balkans Südosteuropa Mitteilungen (01/200). 20-33. ISSN 0340-174X

2006

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, eds (2006) Austrian presidency of the EU: regional approaches to the Balkans Centre for the Study of Global Governance and Centre for European Integration Strategies in cooperation with the Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 9783854640301

Kaldor, Mary and Kostovicova, Denisa and Said, Yahia (2006) War and peace: the role of global civil society In: Anheier, Helmut K. and Kaldor, Mary and Glasius, Marlies, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2006/7. Global civil society - year books. SAGE, London, UK, 94-119. ISBN 9781412934350

Kostovicova, Denisa (2006) EU and the challenges of the weak state in the Balkans In: Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, (eds.) Austrian Presidency of the Eu: Regional Approaches to the Balkans. Centre for the Study of Global Governance and Centre for European Integration Strategies in cooperation with the Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria, 140-148. ISBN 9783854640301

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2006) Introduction: Austrian presidency of the EU: regional approaches to the Balkans In: Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, (eds.) Austrian Presidency of the Eu: Regional Approaches to the Balkans. Centre for the Study of Global Governance and Centre for European Integration Strategies in cooperation with the Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria, 17-23. ISBN 9783854640301

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa (2006) The Balkans in globalization’s throes: examining the transnational quality of the region’s problems Internationale Politik, 7 (2). 92-97. ISSN 1430-175X

Kostovicova, Denisa (2006) Civil society and post-communist democratization: facing a double challenge in post-Milošević Serbia Journal of Civil Society, 2 (1). 21-37. ISSN 1744-8689

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2006) Europeanizing the Balkans: rethinking the post-communist and post-conflict transition Ethnopolitics, 5 (3). 223-241. ISSN 1744-9057

2005

Kostovicova, Denisa (2005) Kosovo’s unresolved status Development and Transition (02/200). 19-20.

Kostovicova, Denisa (2005) Old and new insecurity in the Balkans: lessons from the EU's involvement in Macedonia In: Glasius, Marlies and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) A Human Security Doctrine for Europe: Project, Principles, Practicalities. Routledge advances in international relations and global politics. Routledge, Oxon, UK; New York, USA, 43-70. ISBN 9780415367455

Kostovicova, Denisa (2005) Kosovo: the politics of identity and space Routledge advances in European politics. Routledge, Oxon, UK. ISBN 9780415348065

Kostovicova, Denisa (2005) Post-socialist identity, territoriality and European integration: Serbia’s return to Europe after Milošević Geojournal, 61 (1). 23-30. ISSN 0343-2521

2004

Kostovicova, Denisa (2004) Serbia's democratisation and the resolution of the Kosovo dispute In: Fatić, Aleksandar, (ed.) Security in Southeastern Europe. Security Policy Group, Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro, 163-188. ISBN 9788683289042

Kostovicova, Denisa (2004) Republika Srpska and its boundaries in Bosnian Serb geographic narratives in the post-Dayton period Space and Polity, 8 (3). 267-287. ISSN 1356-2576

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bechev, Dimitar (2004) Kosovo: successes and failures of international civil and military involvement. Debate held at European Studies Centre, St Antony's, Oxford, 30 March 2004 Discussion papers (South East Europe series), DP31. Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2003

Kostovicova, Denisa (2003) Secret schools in Kosovo: between civic action and legal void(s) In: Kaldor, Mary, (ed.) Global Civil Society 2003. Global civil society. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 222-223. ISBN 9780199266555

Kostovicova, Denisa and Prestreshi, Albert (2003) Education, gender and religion: identity transformations of Kosovo Albanians in London Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29 (6). 1079-1096. ISSN 1369-183X

Kostovicova, Denisa (2003) The Albanians in Great Britain: diasporic identity and experience in the educational perspective since 1990 Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 5 (1). 53-69. ISSN 1944-8953

2002

Kostovicova, Denisa (2002) The portrayal of the yoke: the Ottomans and their rule in the post-1990 Albanian-language history textbooks Internationale Schulbuchforschung, 24 (3). ISSN 0172-8237

Kostovicova, Denisa (2002) 'Shkolla shqipe' and nationhood: Albanians in pursuit of education in the native language in interwar (1918-41) and post-autonomy (1989-98) Kosovo In: Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie and Fischer, Bernd Jürgen, (eds.) Albanian Identities: Myth and History. C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers), London, UK, 157-171. ISBN 9781850655725

2001

Kostovicova, Denisa (2001) Albanian schooling in Kosovo 1992-1998: 'liberty imprisoned' In: Drezov, Kyril and Gokay, Bulent and Waller, Michael, (eds.) Kosovo: the Politics of Delusion. Frank Cass Publishers, London, UK; Portland, OR USA, 11-19. ISBN 9780714651576

2000

Kostovicova, Denisa (2000) Kosovo's parallel society: the successes and failures of nonviolence In: Buckley, William Joseph, (ed.) Kosovo: Contending Voices on Balkan Interventions. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Cambridge, UK, 142-148. ISBN 9780802838896

1999

Drezov, Kyril and Gokay, Bulent and Kostovicova, Denisa, eds (1999) Kosovo: myths, conflict and war Keele European Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK. ISBN 9781899488216

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