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Research by LSEE academics

Information on research published by LSEE's academics over the last years.

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Social Exclusion_Labour Market Challenges in WB 1

Social Exclusion and Labour Market Challenges in the Western Balkans

Edited by Will Bartlett, Vassilis Monastiriotis and Panagiotis Koutroumpis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, October 2020







  • Bartlett, W. (2018) Economic reforms in Serbia and prospects for economic recovery and growth, in: R. Osbild and W. Bartlett (eds.) Western Balkan Economies in Transition: Recent Economic and Social Developments, Berlin: Springer, pp. 147-164

  • Oruč, N. and Bartlett, W. (2018), Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options, Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo, November 2018 (project “Employment and Social Affairs Platform – ESAP 2018).

  • Prelec, T. (2018), Croatia: Country ReportNations in Transit 2018: Confronting Illiberalism, Freedom House, April 2018

  • Prelec, T. (2018), The impact of Brexit on Scotland's growth sectors, Scottish Parliament, March 2018

  • Bartlett, W., Kmezić, S. and Djulić, K. (eds.), Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Government and Policy Reversals in Southeastern Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (this book is the product of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion – Working Group on Decentralisation, and the outcome of a couple of workshops organised by LSEE and the Working Group Coordinator, Sanja Kmezić, in Belgrade in July and November 2016).

  • Bartlett, W. and Prica, I. (2018), Debt in the super-periphery: the case of the Western Balkans. Third World Thematics

  • Bartlett, W. (2018), "The new kid on the block: Croatia’s EU membership in the shadow of the eurozone crisis", in: Schweiger, C. and Visvizi, A. (eds.) Central and Eastern Europe in the EU, Berlin: Springer 2018, pp. 149-162 (this book is part of the Routledge Studies in the European Economy).

  • MAP stock taking and needs assessment report. Will Bartlett contributed to the preparation of the report for the Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo.

  • A gendered political economy of post-conflict violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Thinking through the continuum presented at the Conflict Research Society Annual Conference. Vesna Bojicic- Dzelilovic co-authored the paper.

  • Wholly local? Ownership as philosophy and practice in peacebuilding interventions. Authored by Vesna Bojicic- Dzelilovic based on the research conducted as part of EC Horizon 2020 project was published in the Journal of Peacebuilding.

  • European Union in the Western Balkans: Hybrid Development, Hybrid Security and Hybrid Justice in the Western Balkans. Co – authored by Vesna Bojicic- Dzelilovic in Kador, M., Rangelov, I. and Selchow, S. (eds) Global Strategy and Human Security: Rethinking Approaches to Conflict, Routledge.

  • On the margin of all margins: Explaining (in)security in Novi Pazar, Serbia 
    Authored by Vesna Bojicic- Dzelilovic in Sasken, S. and Kaldor, M. (eds) Cities at War: Global Insecurity and Urban Resistance, Columbia University Press.

  • The Politics of International Interaction with De Facto States: Conceptualising Engagement without Recognition.  Editors: Eiki Berg and James Ker-Lindsay London: Routledge, 2018. [Originally published as a Special issue of Ethnopolitics, Vol.17, No.5, 2018]

  • The Stigmatisation and de facto States: Disapproval and ‘Engagement without Recognition. James Ker-Lindsay, Special Issue, ‘Engagement without Recognition: The Politics of International Interaction with de facto States’, Ethnopolitics, Volume 17, Number 5, 2018, ISSN 1744-9057 [pp.362-372]

  • ‘Introduction: A Conceptual Framework for Engagement with de facto States’. James Ker-Lindsay with Eiki Berg, Special Issue, ‘Engagement without Recognition: The Politics of International Interaction with de facto States’, Ethnopolitics, Volume 17, Number 5, 2018, ISSN 1744-9057 [pp.335-342]

  • Turkey’s EU Accession and the 2016 Brexit Referendum. James Ker-Lindsay Turkish Studies, Volume 19, Number 1, 2018, ISSN 1468-3849 [pp.1-22]

  • Kosovo as a Factor in British-Serbian Relations. James Ker-Lindsay in Slobodan G. Markovich (editor), British-Serbian Relations: From the 18th to the 21st Centuries (Belgrade: University of Belgrade and Zepter Pyblishing, 2018).

  • The Four Pillars of a Counter-Secession Foreign Policy: Lessons from Cyprus. James Ker-Lindsay contributed to the Report in Diego Muro and Eckart Woertz (editors), Secession and Counter-Secession: An International Relations Perspective, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), January 2018.

  • Cyprus and Aegean Rows are Cooling Greco-Turkish Ties. James Ker-Lindsay, Oxford Analytica 26 February 2018.

  •  How Committed is the EU to Expanding into the Balkans. James Ker-Lindsay, World Politics Review, 11 July 2018.

  • It’s too Early to Call and Macedonia’s Name Agreement a Done Deal. James Ker-Lindsay, World Politics Review, 21 June 2018.

  • What Anastasiades’ Re-Election Means for the Prospects of Cyprus Reunification. James Ker-Lindsay, World Politics Review, 8 February 2018.

  • Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice after Conflict. Co-authored by James Hughes and Denisa Kostovicova (eds), (London and New York, Routledge: 2018).

  • Introduction: rethinking reconciliation and transitional justice after conflict’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41(4), pp. 617-623. Co- authored by James Hughes and Denisa Kostovicova (2018).

  • Norm contestation and reconciliation: evidence from a regional transitional justice process in the Balkans, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 41(4), pp. 681-700. Denisa Kostovicova and Aude Bicquelet (2018).

  • Text Illuminations: From the Method to the Artefact, LSE Department of Government Blog. Denisa Kostovicova with Ivor Sokolic, Tom Paskhalis and artist Nela Milic, 28 November 2018.

  • Sitting on the fence: How the London summit exposed the inertia in the EU’s reconciliation policy for the Western Balkans, EUROPP Blog, 20 July 2018. Denisa Kostovicova

  • Reconciliation as Activity: Constraints and Possibilities. Denisa Kostovicova with Ivor Sokolic, 22 March 2018.

  • Regional needs, regional targeting, and regional growth: an assessment of EU Cohesion Policy in the UK regions, authored by Di Cataldo M. and Monastitiotis V. (2018), Regional Studies (DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1498073)

  • Spatial dynamics and agglomeration forces in the EU periphery, authored by Kallioras D., Monastitiotis V. and Petrakos G. (2018), Annals of Regional Science, vol.60 (3), pp 591–612

  • Location, Localisation, Agglomeration: an examination of the geographical dimension of FDI spillovers Authored by Jordaan J. and Monastiriotis V. (2018), in Gråsjö U., Karlsson C. and Bernhard I. (eds), Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Edward Elger.

  • An assessment of EU Cohesion Policy in the UK regions: direct effects and the dividend of targeting Authored by Di Cataldo M. and Monastiriotis V. (2018), LEQS Paper No135, European Institute, LSE.

  • Did the crisis make the Greek economy less inefficient? Evidence from the structure and dynamics of sectoral premia, authored by Christopoulou R. and Monastiriotis V. (2018), GreeSE Paper No125, Hellenic Observatory, LSE.

  • 'Nationalism, Statehood and Identity in Post-Yugoslav Montenegro' (Bloomsbury Academic). Authored by Kenneth Morrison, January 2018

  • The Western Balkans Regional Economic Area: from Economic Cooperation to Economic Integration Peter Sanfey and Jakov Milatovic: chapter in Western Balkans Economies in Transition, edited by Reiner Osbild and Will Bartlett. Springer, 2018

  • Are Yugoslav successor states on the path to sustainable market economies? Jakov Milatovic and Peter Sanfey: chapter in forthcoming volume, Revisiting Yugoslavia in the shadow of the present: continuities and discontinuities, edited by Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, David Madden and Adis Merdžanović. IB Tauris [probably 2019]

  • Greek Exports and Corporate Adjustment. Anthony Bartzokas, Christos Papazoglou and Peter Sanfey. Paper presented at a joint LSEE/Hellenic Observatory seminar, March 2018

  • The Western Balkans in transition: diagnosing the constraints on the path to a sustainable market economy. Peter Sanfey and Jakov Milatovic, London, EBRD, 2018

  • European perspective on Universal Basic Income, in The Polish Journal of Social Policy (December 2018) Enkeleida Tahiraj authored this Paper.

  • The Establishment of Social Ministries in the Western World stream, part of the Global Social Policy Dynamics research project, University of Bremen. Enkeleida Tahiraj delivered this research piece on Albania.

  • Policies and Paradigms: A Retrospective of the future at the LSEE, LSE Inequalities and FREN workshop on Inequality and Social Protection in South East Europe, Belgrade 22 October 2018. Enkeleida Tahiraj delivered this paper.

  • Universal Basic Income and Global Social Policy at the University of Bremen. Global Social Dynamics in Western Balkans, 25-26 October, 2018. Enkeleida Tahiraj delivered this paper.

  • Social Inclusion and IPA framework in Albania. European Training Foundation and the European Commission. Enkeleida Tahiraj co-authored this report.

  • Socio economic development in Albania, Europa Regional Surveys of the World 2019, Routledge. Enkeleida Tahiraj published the article.

  • Fiscal devaluations: evidence using bilateral trade balance data 
    Holzner, M., Tkalec, M., Vizek, M., & Vukšić, G., Review of world economics, 154(2), 247-275. (2018)

  • Composition of trade flows and the effectiveness of fiscal devaluation. Holzner, M., Tkalec, M., & Vukšić, G., The World Economy (2018)

  • Real Estate Market Analysis in the Republic of Croatia. Authored by Tkalec Marina commissioned by the Ministry of construction and physical planning (2018)

  • Horizon 2020 Twinning project "Strengthening scientific and research capacity of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb as a cornerstone for Croatian socioeconomic growth through the implementation of Smart Specialization Strategy (SmartEIZ)" Tkalec Marina is a team member.

  • The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Western Balkans: Tackling the Challenges Towards Political Stability and Economic Prosperity. Tkalec Marina is a team member in this project commissioned by Deutsche Telekom.

  • General versus vocational education: Lessons from a quasi-experiment in Croatia. Authored by Zilic Ivan, Economics of Education Review, 2018, 62:1-11

  • Effect of forced displacement on health 
    Authored by Zilic Ivan, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2018, 181:3, 889-906




  • Bartlett W. and Gordon C., and Kamphius B. (2015) 'Evaluation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies' , European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional  Affairs (at the request of the LIBE Committee),  Brussels: European Parliament
  • Prelec, T. (2015), "Measuring Corruption in Transition Countries: How to Go beyond Perceptions? A Review of Perception-Related Problems and of New Approaches", in Western Balkans Integrating the EU: Challenges, Policies, Issues, Xavier Richet and Srdjan Redzepagic eds., Paris: CEMAFI International, pp. 244-258

  • Bartlett, W. and Popovski, V. (2015) Institutions and social networks: explaining barriers to new firm entry and growth in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 13(3): 169-186

  • Bartlett, W. (2015) The political economy of accession: forming economically viable member states, in: S. Kiel and Z. Arkan (eds) “EU Member State Building in the Western Balkans”, London: Routledge, pp. 209-232

  • Ker-Lindsay, James 'Engagement without Recognition: The Limits of Diplomatic Interaction with Contested States', International Affairs, Volume 91, Number 2, March 2015

  • Bartlett, Will et al. (2015) ‘The Wider Benefits of Investment in Cultural Heritage. Case Studies in and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia’, Council of Europe
  • Bartlett, Will, “Ekonomska politika Milanoviceve vlade 2012-2014”, Politicke Analize, Godiste V, broj 20, pp. 15-21
  • Bechev, Dimitar, 'Russia and Turkey - what does their partnership mean for the EU?', Policy Brief, European Policy Centre, 13 February 2015




  • Bartlett, W. Johansen, J. and Gatelli, D. (2012) Skills gaps and mismatches in the Western Balkans: in: M. Arandarenko and W. Bartlett (eds.) Labour Markets and Skills in the Western Balkans, Belgrade: FREN, pp. 19-35
  • Čučković, N. and Bartlett, W. (2012) Skill matching in the Croatian SME sector and competence based education and training: progress and prospects, in: M. Arandarenko and W. Bartlett (eds.) Labour Markets and Skills in the Western Balkans, Belgrade: FREN, pp. 155-175.
  • Bartlett, W., Čičić, M. and Ćulahović, B. (2012)  “Institutions, innovation and knowledge transfer in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Journal of Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Management, Vol. VII, Spring
  • Bartlett, Will (2012). Skills anticipation and matching systems in transition and developing countries: conditions and challenges. Working Paper, Turin: European Training Foundation.
  • Arandarenko, Mihail; Will Bartlett (eds) (2012).Labour Market and Skills in the Western Balkans. Belgrade: FREN & LSEE
  • Bartlett, Will (2012) Socio-economic developments in the enlargement countries and the need for evidence based policy making. Zagreb: Institute for International Relations, IMO, Occasional Paper 2/2012.  
  • Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States. Oxford University Press.
  • Anastasakis, Othon, Caplan, Richard, Economides, Spyros. Regional Approaches to State Building I: the European Union. In Berdal, Mats and Zaum, Dominik, Political Economy of State Building, Power After Peace, Routledge, 2012.
  • Bartlett, Will, Xheneti, Mirela (2012) Institutional Constraints and SME growth in post-communist Albania  Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Management. 19(4): 607 – 626.
  • Bartlett, Will (2012) Economy (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Europa Yearbook on Central and South East Europe, London: Routledge.
  • Bartlett, Will (2012) Economy (FYR Macedonia). Europa Yearbook on Central and South East Europe, London: Routledge.
  • Bartlett, Will (2012) The political economy of welfare reforms in the Western Balkans. In C. Ruggeri Laderchi and S. Sastavano (eds.), Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkans: New Directions in Measurement and Policy, Berlin: Springer.
  • Bartlett, Will, Rechel, Bernd, Božikov, Jadranka (2012) "Lessons from two decades of health reforms in South East Europe" in W. Bartlett, J. Božikov and B. Rechel (eds.) Health Reforms in South East Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 229-239.
  • Ker-Lindsay, James and Economides, Spyros (2012) Standards before status before accession: Kosovo's European perspective. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern studies, 14 (1). pp. 77-92. ISSN 1944-8953
  • Economides, Spyros (2012) The “European pull” in the Balkans. In: Mayall, James and De Oliveira, Ricardo Soares, (eds.) The new protectorates: International tutelage and the making of liberal states. Colombia University Press, Colombia, USA. ISBN 9780231702584
  • Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) The role of the EU as a conflict manager in Cyprus. In: Whitman, Richard and Wolff, Stefan, (eds.) The European Union as a global conflict manager. Routledge. ISBN 9780415528559
  • Featherstone, Kevin (2012) The Euro was locked into its current crisis twenty years ago by the Maastricht negotiators, who ceded authority to the financial markets. Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Bartlett, Will and Bozikov, Jadranka and Rechel, Bernd (2012) Health reforms in South East Europe: an introduction. In: Bartlett, Will and Bozikov, Jadranka and Rechel, Bernd, (eds.) Health reforms in South East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230300033
  • Bartlett, Will and Bozikov, Jadranka and Rechel, Bernd, (eds.) (2012) Health reforms in South East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230300033