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Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives

Fifth Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
29 June – 1 July 2017, IOS Regensburg.
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Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS

Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)
Programm Sommer 2017

Forschungskolloquium: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“

Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Programm Sommersemester 2017

1st Corridors Young Researchers Workshop

Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts.
September 3 – 9, 2017, Regenstauf (Germany)
Call for Participants.
The application deadline is June 30.

Doppeltagung (Regensburg, Marburg):

Bilder und Sprachen von Not, Gewalt und Mobilisierung. Das östliche Europa nach 1918 in medialen Repräsentationen

Call for papers

1. Tagung: Der Nachkrieg
IOS Regensburg 12.–13. April 2018

Eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Tagung und des CfP finden Sie hier.
Bitte bewerben Sie sich über dieses Onlineportal.
Deadline für Referatsvorschläge: 31. Juli 2017

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Current Issue

Vol 65 No 1 (2017) 

Timofey Agarin is guest editor of this issue’s thematic section focusing on “Changes in the Narratives of Europeanization.”

Is Europeanization still a pertinent project? Does it designate a process or a narrative and what are the effects of either approach upon the scholarly engagement with Europe? Is Europeanization simply a normative framework or the result of the interaction between the EU and its member and candidate states? Questions such as these are at the focus of the current issue of Südosteuropa, which takes a critical view at the concept of “Europeanization” from the background of the contemporary European crisis. With an explicit political science focus, this issue’s contributions examine practices and discourses of and about Europe in their interaction with the states of the Western Balkans and the local dynamics that they engender.

Through a comparative study of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Nevena Nancheva ponders on whether EU’s supranational context can provide an apposite framework of desecuritization with the capacity to improve minority/majority relations in the Balkans. Michael Potter examines the position of minorities in Kosovo with reference to the power sharing mechanisms installed through the local constitution and Kosovo’s status as candidate state of the EU. Anastasiia Kudlenko focuses on police and intelligence reforms as state-building tools in Bosnia-Herzegovina and exemplifies on the basis of the local security sector reform, the multifaceted and complex Europeanization policies of the EU. Niké Wentholt analyses the reasons, why cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was made part of the conditionality for accession to the EU and zooms in on the case of Serbia. She explains the reasons why the EU gave precedence to transitional justice over restorative justice in the region. Laura Wise and Timofey Agarin scrutinize local and national elections in Kosovo in 2013 and 2014 in order to understand voter choices and elite agendas while reflecting simultaneously on the larger question whether the context of European aspirations has led to the normalization of electoral politics in Kosovo. Anna-Lena Hoh emphasizes the explosive political nature of censuses in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, all cases where population numbers are used to determine group rights and/or proportional representation. Timofey Agarin and Gözde Yilmaz analyze the changing narratives of Europeanization and critically evaluate relevant scholarship regarding several issues in relation to EU candidate countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Finally, in an illustrated report, Paul Reef analyses Macedonia’s Colourful Revolution and the elections of 2016 against the background of the criticism and protests aroused by the Skopje 2014 urban reconstruction project.  


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Vol 65 No 2 (2017)
Thematic Section: The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate (Guest Editor: Sabine Rutar)

Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society is an English-language, multidisciplinary journal for the exploration of critical societal issues and processes related to southeastern Europe after the systemic changes of 1989/90. It serves as a forum for current work in Southeast and East European Studies, including Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Contemporary History, Economics, Anthropology, Law Studies, Gender Studies as well as Cultural Studies. All manuscripts are subject to a process of double-blind peer-reviewing. The journal welcomes comparative perspectives towards adjacent regions as well as analyses and theoretical issues with implications for other world areas. In addition, it features a book review section (accessible also online at Its geographical scope is the area that lies between the eastern Adriatic, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.
The contributions to Sudosteuropa are indexed in the bibliography IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur), the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA), the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) and the Sociological Abstracts (SA). They are further listed in the database World Affairs Online and in the International Relations and Area Studies Gateway (IREON).

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Ger Duijzings (Regensburg)
Wim van Meurs (Nijmegen)

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Editorial Board:
Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen)
Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford)
Florian Bieber (Graz)
Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC)
Xavier Bougarel (Paris)
Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg)
Marie-Janine Calic (München)
Nina Caspersen (York)
András Inotai (Budapest)
Stef Jansen (Manchester)
Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg)
Deema Kaneff (Birmingham)
Denisa Kostovicova (London)
Ivan Krastev (Sofia)
Mladen Lazić (Belgrade)
Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen)
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Berlin/Bukarest)
Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka)
Nadège Ragaru (Paris)
Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim)
Solveig Richter (Erfurt)
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth)
Milica Uvalic (Perugia)

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Annual index, year 63 (2015)

Annual index, year 62 (2014)

Annual index, year 61 (2013)

Annual index, year 60 (2012)

Annual index, year 59 (2011)

Annual index, year 58 (2010)

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