Issue 2, 2020 features a thematic section on Volunteering and Voluntary Associations in the Post-Yugoslav States and is guest edited by Ana Kladnik (Ljubljana):
Tatjana Rakar and Zinka Kolarič (Ljubljana) examine the development of the civil society sector in Slovenia and its role in the country’s welfare system.
Ana Kladnik (Ljubljana) focuses on the role of volunteer fire departments in Slovenia around 1990 and argues that the volunteer firefighters, relying on their century-old tradition, profited from being recognised as a part of Slovene national substance.
Ana Ljubojević (Graz) analyses the transformation of youth voluntarism in Serbia on two levels: 1) institutional, i. e. by tracing the changes in organizing structures of the Young Researchers of Serbia organization from 1980 to 2000; and 2) personal, i. e. by analysing personal experiences of volunteers in the last decade of the twentieth century.
Julia Nietsch (Paris) explores the fluctuating boundaries between voluntary associations and the political realm in Kosovo during the 1990s, when the Mother Teresa Society, after the mass dismissals of Kosovo-Albanians in the health sector, set up alternative healthcare centres, relying on the involvement of reportedly more than 7,000 volunteers.
Zlatiborka Popov-Momčinović (Pale) analyses volunteering in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on women’s activism in connection with values associated with the concept of civil society, such as solidarity, equity, and reciprocity.
Anna Matthiesen (New York) considers how the legacy of radne akcije, the working campaigns once coordinated by the socialist Yugoslav state, is used to frame recent episodes of voluntarism, including the efforts of volunteers during the 2014 floods in Serbia, and charitable donations via SMS.
In the Open Section Dubravka Stojanović (Belgrade) comments on the political and economic options in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. She revisits responses to the crises of the First World War, the Great Crash of 1929, and the Second World War, sorting them into ‘pessimistic’ and ‘optimistic’ responses, and outlining their respective consequences.
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 recensio.net). 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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The print issues of all research articles published between 2000 and 2015 are available at the Central and East European Online Library C.E.E.O.L.
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)
- 67 (2019), no 4
- 67 (2019), no 3: Borders and Administrative Legacies
- 67 (2019), no 2: Social Policies, Demographic Patterns and Inclusion Strategies
- 67 (2019), no 1
- 66 (2018), no 4
- 66 (2018), no 3: Corruption in Southeastern Europe and Latin America
- 66 (2018), no 2: Montenegro. Capitalist Transformation at the European Periphery
- 66 (2018), no 1: Urban Ethnography
- 65 (2017), no 4
- 65 (2017), no 3: Household Strategies in the Period of Economic Crisis
- 65 (2017), no 2: The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate
- 65 (2017), no 1: Changes in the Narratives of Europeanization
- 64 (2016), no 4: Memories and Narratives of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Serbia
- 64 (2016), no 3: Living after the Fall. Contingent Biographies in Postsocialist Space
- 64 (2016), no 2: History's Debris.The Many Pasts in the Post-1989 Presents
- 64 (2016), no 1: Migration. Values, Networks, Wellbeing
- 63 (2015), no 4: New Economic Elites in Serbia
- 63 (2015), no 3: Environmentalism and Green Parties
- 63 (2015), no. 2: Hungary’s Path Toward an Illiberal System
- 63 (2015), no. 1: The Romanian Political System after 1989
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