Publications

  • The year 2017 begins with a peal of thunder. The newly elected US president Trump abandons the Trans Pacific Partnership, a genuine geo-political monster project which aimed at excluding China as main contender of the USA in the Pacific.
  • Author: Ivan Radenković
    There is no doubt that foreign direct investments (FDIs) constitute a central pillar of the Serbian government’s development strategy. In fact, all previous governments over the last couple of decades have heavily relied on FDIs as their sole source of econom-ic development.
  • Authors: Barbara Beznec et al.
    The growth and development of transit migration along the Balkan route in 2015 and 2016 highlighted the major role Macedonia and Serbia played, not merely as the main countries of passage, but as important buffer areas within the framework of the European border regime.
  • IDENTITIES is a peer reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the "intellectual centers" and the "intellectual margins" of the world.
  • Editors: Wenke Christoph et al.
    In the shadow of the »summer of migration« in 2015, new restrictive migration and border policies were introduced at the national and EU levels aimed at containing migration.
  • Author: Vjeran Pavlaković
    Eighty years after rebel army officers began an uprising that plunged their country into a bloody fratricidal conflict, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) continues to spark passionate debates both in Spain and internationally.
  • Author: Anej Korsika
    In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe. The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
  • Authors: Katarina Jaklin et al.
    In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe. The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
  • Authors: Georgi Medarov/Jana Tsoneva
    In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe.The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
  • Author: Milenko Srećković
    This book is presenting an initial illustration and critique of corporate imperialism: based on discovered data, the author will expose how it manifests itself in Serbia and in what ways Serbian economic policy surrenders to corporate interests.
  • Author: Marina Ivandić/Igor Livada
    The process of restauration of capitalist relations, which arguably began already during a nominally socialist social system, entered a new phase with the disintegration of the Yugoslav Federation. The spheres of ideology and institutionalized policy were henceforth shaped solely by various versions of capitalist socio-economic relations. The institution...
  • Curator and Editor: Stefka Tsaneva
    The concept of this year’s Sofia Queer Forum, Manifestations of the Personal, results mainly from the “Politics - Art - Gender” panel discussion1 initiated after the forum’s first edition in 2012 which was published in the online magazine for art and criticism Blister. A contentious issue that arose in this discussion was that sexuality and sexual...
  • Editors: Raia Apostolova, Neda Deneva, Tsvetelina Hristova
    Transition can have many meanings. In the Bulgarian context, and generally in post-socialist contexts, Transition contains in itself the dialectic between a pleasure yet-to-come and the necessary painful path to it. The desired end in sight is often identified with utopian images of what constitutes liberal democracy as entwined in capitalist structures...
  • Editors: Georgi Medarov, Jana Tsoneva
    This study investigates the evolution of liberal justifications for austerity in Bulgaria as evidenced by articles appearing in the weekly newspaper Capital during the 18 years between 1997 and 2014, inclusive. Capital, as its title suggests, is the flagman of the Bulgarian pro-business press. It is part of Economedia, a publishing house owning popular...
  • IDENTITIES is a peer reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the "intellectual centers" and the "intellectual margins" of the world.
  • Author: Milovan Pisarri
    Genocide against the Roma is a historical phenomenon which encompasses the period from 1934 to 1945, i.e. the period from introduction of first anti-Roma measures in Nazi Germany up until the end of World War II.
  • 24.02.2015.
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    Editors: Vedrana Bibić, Andrea Milat, Srećko Horvat, Igor Štiks
    The first Balkan Forum took place within the Subversive Festival in Zagreb, in May 2012, and gathered up to 40 progressive organizations and movements from across the post-socialist states of the region.
  • Author: Florin Poenaru
    In autumn 2013, Romania witnessed some of its biggest post-1989 protests. From September to about early December tens of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities of Romania. The reason was the project of an opencast mine in Roșia Montana, a small mining town located in the Apuseni Mountains. In the making for almost 16 years, the project...
  • Author: Lev Centrih
    The League of Communists of Yugoslavia (LCY) was the dominant political force in socialist Yugoslavia. It collapsed after its 14th extraordinary congress, which took place in Belgrade from 20 to 22 January 1990. Its local branches, organized on the level of the federal republics, were soon renamed into social democratic, socialist or refoundation...
  • Author: Emin Eminagić
    Today on February 5, 2014, the city of Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina witnessed a protest, which errupted in violence. The protests started as a peaceful gathering of people, mostly workers from privatized and bankrupted companies, followed by students and activists, and others. They came as a reaction to the privatization of Tuzla's large industry (i.e...
  • Author: Thilo Janssen
    "Greece could be the spark for defeating austerity across Europe" (Tsipras 2013). In June 2012, it seemed that Alexis Tsipras and his leftist party SYRIZA might be able to win the parliamentary elections in Greece, and challenge the EU’s austerity policies with an alternative reform programme. Although the results ultimately did not bring about a change...
  • Author: Organizata Politike
    The dismantlement of the Syrian chemical armaments, furthered by the US and Russian governments, found in the Albanian government, led by the Third-wayist social-democrat Edi Rama, its favored "partner" in leasing the Albanian territory to such a complicated and risky project. The current Albanian government, in the same habit of all previous Albanian...
  • Authors: Cornelia Hildebrandt, Horst Kahrs, Harald Patzolt
    The CDU/CSU’s strategy of governing until the summer and then running a short election campaign has been successful. Although there are only two months to go until the federal election on 22 September, it would be difficult to claim that the country is in election mood, let alone in a mood for change. There is currently far less desire for a change of...
  • Author: Arlind Qori
    According to the latest opinion poll 86.5% of the Albanians would vote in favor of the EU integration, the largest percentage in the EU integration aspiring countries. Friedrich Engels once put it that the poor, being dispossessed on earth from any kind of property, built in their imagination a realm of prosperity and equality in heaven. The major socio-...
  • 20.12.2012.
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    Editor: Dejan Marković
    The problem of readmission of people who sought asylum in the European Union during the 90's is not a unique one for Serbia. As in other republics of ex-Yugoslavia, a migration trend was caused by the armed conflict and socioeconomic circumstances created in war conditions.
  • Editor: Vladan Jeremić
    For centuries many Roma communities have lived at the economic and social margins. Nowadays, at the European periphery, their position becomes even more precarious due to the consequences of the economic crisis. European Union is intensifying the restrictions against precarious migrant workers and asylum seekers from the war-torn and post war regions and...