Change and Continuities in Minority Protection
Twenty years after the demise of communist policy, this book evaluates the continuing communist legacies in the current minority protection systems and legislations across a number of states in post-communist Europe. The fall of communism and the process of democratisation across post-communist...
Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge
A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia
This book considers whether the democratic promise of 1989 lost out to a technocratic, judicial control of politics in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. It explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a comprehensive theoretical and...
To Be Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge
Serbia, Croatia and The Hague Tribunal
Leading the debate on the domestic effect of the growing influence of international adjudication, this invaluable text examines Serbia and Croatia’s erratic record of compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Since the demise of the Milosevic and Tudjman...
Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge
Change and Stability in the Second Decade
Series: Library of Legislative Studies
At the end of the "founding" or initial decade, the new parliaments of post-Communist Europe had developed two distinct types: democratic and presidentially-dominated. Whilst in the early years, they had been characterised as "parliaments in adolescence," they have - through the second decade -...
Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge
Web Wars in Post-Socialist States
Series: Media, War and Security
This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states – where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism. To this day, former socialist states face the challenge of constructing national identities,...
Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge
Revolutions, Capitalism and Violence
In this book, Anca Pusca seeks to extend the aesthetic and cultural turn in international relations to an analysis of post-communist transitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the philosophy of Walter Benjamin, the work investigates how post-communist film, literature, popular culture,...
To Be Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies
This volume examines how European institutions, the European Union in particular through its policy of conditionality, have shaped the post-conflict reconstruction of the Western Balkans. From state-building to democratization and environmental policies, this book explores whether and in...
Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies
This book presents a selection of recent research on the events and developments of 1989 in Eastern Europe. It offers a mix of detailed examinations of the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe, thoughtful and considered appraisals of developments, and ‘middle-range’ theoretical discussions of patterns...
Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge
Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance
The Balkan countries have responded differently to the EU’s conditional offer of membership. This book examines the diverging compliance patterns of the Balkan accession states and asks why some of them have complied substantially, some only partially and others have defied the EU. The book...
Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge
Europeanization or Business as Usual?
The book investigates the scope and limitations of the transformative power of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The extension of EU enlargement policy to the region has generated high expectations that enlargement will regulate democratic institution-building and foster reform, much as it did...
Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge
Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Series: War, Politics and Experience
This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a...
Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge
This book is the first comprehensive examination of the citizenship regimes of the new states that emerged out of the break up of Yugoslavia. It covers both the states that emerged out of the initial disintegration across 1991 and 1992 (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Federal Republic of...
Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge
Changing Forms of Governance
Series: Europe and the Nation State
This book explores how the Baltic States have adapted to, and been embedded in, a wider European environment and how they have become modern European states. It focuses on changes in the policies, politics and administrative practices that have taken place after 1991 in Estonia, Latvia and...
Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge
Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe
Series: Extremism and Democracy
This volume makes a significant contribution to the debate about the development of post-communist civil society by focusing on its alleged 'dark side', i.e., on the groups that are excluded from 'civil society' on both conceptual and normative grounds. The chapters, written by specialists in the...
Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge