OPAL edited volume – History and Politics in the Western Balkans: Changes at the Turn of the Millennium (Eds: S. Jovanović, V. Stančetić)

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Changes at the Turn of the Millennium
At the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, the Balkans have, on one side, seemed to have reached an impasse. Not too many democratic changes have been successfully implemented in most Balkans states, even though Croatia is now a member state of the European Union. Old problems are now combined with new ones. How do the Balkans states deal with their own visions of their past? How are policies and state governance influenced by old and new issues? In the first OPAL volume published by the Center for Good Governance Studies (a double Open Access Library volume), several scholars from various fields and geographical regions have joined forces to debate current problems that the Balkan states are facing nowadays, as well as the emerging issues of confronting the past and managing good governance in the future.
2013
Edited by Srđan M. Jovanović and Veran Stančetić
Center for Good Governance Studies – OPAL volume #1-2
10-Oct-13

Published by the Center for Good Governance Studies
In the OPAL edition (OPen Access Library)
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Edited by Srđan M. Jovanović and Veran Stančetić
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CIP – Каталогизација у публикацији Народна библиотека Србије, Београд 323(497.1)“19″(082)(0.034.2) 323(4-12)“19/20″(082)(0.034.2) HISTORY and Politics in the Western Balkans [Elektronski izvor] : changes at the turn of the millenium / Edited by Srđan M. Jovanović and Veran Stančetić. – Belgrade : Center for Good Governance Studies, 2013. – (OPAL ; vol. 1-2) Sistemski zahtevi: Nisu navedeni. Način dostupa (URL): http://csdu.org.rs/en/csdu-press/. – Nasl. sa naslovne strane dokumenta. – Bibliografija uz svaki rad. ISBN 978-86-89761-00-9 a) Политичкипроцеси – ЈугоисточнаЕвропа – 20в-21в – Зборници b) Југославија – Политичкаисторија – 20в – Зборници COBISS.SR-ID 202955020
CONTENTS

(MIS)USES OF HISTORY:
HISTORY AS A POLITICAL TOOL IN THE WESTERN BALKANS (1986-2012)

War crimes as political tools: Bleiburg and Jasenovac in history textbooks 1973-2012
Tamara Pavasović Trošt

The term ‘Western Balkans’ as a category of analysis in public and academic discourse: historical perspective and modern applications (late 19th – early 21th centuries)
Panagiotis Paschalidis

Invoking Kosovo mythological symbolism in Serbian public discourse from 1987 to 2012
Jovana Jezdimirović Ranito

Historical consciousness in Serbia’s lay population
Srđan M. Jovanović

Holocaust discourse as a screen memory: the Serbian case
Lea David

History as a tool of power in the Croatian newspaper Vjesnik before the outbreak of the war in Yugoslavia (1990–1991)
Mariia Burtseva

TRANSITIONAL GOVERNANCE:
EU INTEGRATION AND THE WESTERN BALKANS

The Macedonian name dispute and the principle of conditionality
Židas Daskalovski

Enlargement and corruption in the EU: a race to the bottom or the top?
Dennis Nottebaum & Omer Gokcekus

Media impact on Serbia’s EU accession
Marko Miranović

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Panagiotis Paschalidis
Paschalidis Panagiotis holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (2012). His thesis, entitled ‘The reconstruction of the Balkans (1999- 2004: A political and media discourse analysis’, dealt with media, political and academic representations of the Balkans during the post cold war era. His Masters Degree (DEA, obtained in 2004 at Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) focused on the coverage of the war in Bosnia (1992- 1995) in Greek newspapers. He graduated from Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences of Athens (1998-2002) where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree on Communication and Media Studies.His main interests include the history of the Balkans and former Yugoslavia as well as the study and analysis of media and political discourse.

Tamara Pavasović Trošt
Tamara Pavasovic Trost holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University and a M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University. Her research involves ethnic identity and nationalism, collective memory and political socialization and ethnic prejudice and stereotypes, with a focus on the Balkans. Her doctoral thesis examines the influence of history on the identity of youth in Serbia and Croatia. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Graz in Austria.

Jovana Jezdimirović Ranito
Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito holds MA in International Relations, specializing in the Peace and Security studies, by the University in Coimbra and the first degree in International Relations from the same institution. She is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at the same university.

Srđan M. Jovanović
Srđan M. Jovanović is a Member of the Managing Board in charge of Research, Development and Publication activities at the Center for Good Governance Studies in Belgrade. He was born in Belgrade where he obtained a diploma at the Faculty of Philology. He later moved to the Czech Republic where he earned his masters and doctoral degrees (European studies and History, respectively) and taught at the Palacky University Olomouc at the departments for History and European studies and political science. He was also a researcher at the University of Bologna and a visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Public Administration at the Pavol Šafarik University in Košice, Slovakia. He published several interdisciplinary works such as the books Religija: Savremena egzegeza and Retrolingvistika, as well as articles such as The influence of Evolutionary Psychology on Social Sciences and Humanities or Citizenship and Passportism: Modern Means of Discrimination and others.

Lea David
Lea David is finishing her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Her work examines how a transition to democracy is changing a content of a collective memory and is producing new social categories. Her dissertation explores how a contested past is managed through the clashes of the local and the global memory cultures. She has also been lecturing on the conflict in the Former Yugoslav countries at various Israeli Universities and Colleges. Her postdoctoral research deals with Memory Politics in International Relations.

Mariia Burtseva
Mariia Burtseva is a Master of Arts who studied at the History Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. She holds interest in the contemporary history of the Balkans, the war in Yugoslavia, national studies, myths, the mass media and history of remembrance.

Židas Daskalovski
Professor Daskalovski has published numerous scholarly articles on politics in the Southeast European region, as well as co-edited books including: Understanding the War in Kosovo (Frank Cass: London, 2003) and Ten Years after the Ohrid Framework Agreement: Lessons (to be) Learned from the Macedonian Experience, (CRPM and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Skopje 2012). One of the most prominent political scientists in the country, he is Director of the Council of Europe supported School of Public Policy |Mother Theresa|. Dr. Daskalovski is the 2008 Young Scientist of the Year of the Macedonian Academy of Science, one of the Distinguished Persons of Bitola of the University of Kliment Ohridski and a recipient of a number of distinguished research fellowships including the Lord Dahrendorf Fellowship at St. Antony’s College at the Oxford University, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies Macedonian Studies Fellowship, and the Social Science Research Council/ Ethnobarometer Fellowship at the University of North Caroline.

Dennis Nottebaum
Born in 1983, Dennis Nottebaum received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Münster, 2012. Publication outlets include Journal of Peace Research and Journal of Wine Economics.

Omer Gokcekus
Omer Gokcekus was born in 1964; he received his Ph.D. in Economics at Duke University, 1994. He is Professor of International Economics and Development at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, USA. His current main interests include trade and conflict, political economy, and wine economics. Publication outlets include American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economics Letters, Economics and Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Wine Economics,and Public Choice.

Marko Miranović
Born in 1980 in Belgrade, Marko Miranović graduated at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, concentrating on political theory, after which he completed his Master of Arts studies in political theory, political sociology and reviewing of political institution at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Currently he is the host of the radio program and a producer at Radio Belgrade.