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June 2021

A special issue on “Internationalism in Times of Nationalism: Yugoslavia, Nonalignment, and the Cold War,” I co-edited with Ljubica Spaskovska and James Mark was published in Nationalities Papers, Vol. 49, No. 3 (2021). The introduction is available here, as is a discussion held at the launch of the special issue here.

I have contributed a chapter on “The Past that Never Left?: Nationalism, Historiography, and the Yugoslav Wars,” for a book published by Routledge and edited by Niels F. May and Thomas Maissen on National History and New Nationalism in the Twenty-First Century. A Global Comparison.

March 2021

European Political Science published the open access article “The Performance of Opposition Parties in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes: Three Case Studies from the Western Balkans” Claudia Laštro and myself co-wrote for a symposium on “The nature of political opposition in contemporary electoral democracies and autocracies” edited by Ludger Helms.

October 2020

The book Negotiating Unity and Diversity in the European Union that I co-authored with Roland Bieber was published by Palgrave.

August 2020

Slavic Review published my article  Building Yugoslavia in the Sand? Dalmatian Refugees in Egypt, 1944–1946

June 2020

Miran Lavrič and I co-authored the article Shifts in Support for Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Western Balkans in Problems of Post-Communism.

May 2020

Nationalities Papers published an analysis of how the pandemic triggered or accelerated nationalism globally. I also had the opportunity to participate in the first virtual ASN debate on the topic. I also discussed it in the Coronavirus Diaries.

March 2020

I published a reflection on the impact of COVID19 and government response on authoritarianism around the world for Foreign Policy.

February 2020

My book Debating Nationalism. The Global Spread of Nations was published by Bloomsbury in the series “Debates in World History. It is a short introduction to the history and current debates about nationalism. I had a chance to discuss the book with Sladjana Lazić in “Debating Nationalism – The Global Spread of nations” – a conversation with Florian Bieber, Opinion Peace, April 2020.

November 2019

I published a brief analysis how the far-right in Europe use Europe as a framework to justify their position and there is a long history of nationalists referring to Europe for Foreign Policy.

October 2019

My book on The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans was  published  by Palgrave in the Series “New Perspectives on South-East Europe“.

September 2019

As of September, I am holding the Jean Monnet Chair in the Europeanization of Southeastern Europe.

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