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Robin Wilson

power is genuinely shared and the resilience of the administration in the face of political shocks, from a Balkan comparison Macedonia emerges – at least until the stalemate with Greece over the name of the country – as somewhat more successful than Northern Ireland, with continuous power-sharing post-Ohrid rather than suffering repeated suspensions, while B-H represents a failed state. A closer look at the

in The Northern Ireland experience of conflict and agreement

This text focuses on the far right in the Balkan region, i.e., in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania. The ideological features, strategy and tactics, internal organization, leadership and collaboration in far right parties are treated under the label "internal supply-side". The "external supply side", then, includes the analysis of political, social, economic, ethno-cultural and international variables. The final chapters deal with voters for the far right, legislative implementation and far right organizations. The analysis of the far right parties in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania shows the main factors important for the success of these parties in these countries are: charismatic leadership and strong party organization, the position and strategy of the mainstream parties, the state-building process, a strong national minority or diaspora abroad, electoral design and an international configuration.

Věra Stojarová

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 01/16/2014, SPi 3 Historical legacies of the Balkan Far Right This chapter looks at the Second World War predecessors of current formations on the Far Right and presents the overall context which existed during the 1980s and 1990s in the former Yugoslavia at the height of nationalism. The historical chapter is essential in understanding the overall context of nationalism in the Balkans and the rise of the Far Right formations. The Croatian Far Right The historical legacies of the Croatian Far Right date back to the nineteenth century

in The Far Right in the Balkans
Between humanitarianism and pragmatism
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

In this chapter our focus will be wider. It will include other aspects of humanitarian intervention and not only diplomatic exchanges and the views of major protagonists. We will attempt to pinpoint the elements of a rising Russian and European sense of identification and empathy with the suffering. Moreover, we will trace the links and vehicles through which the suffering of ‘strangers’ in the unknown Balkans (the ‘Christian East’ of the Asian

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
A material and processual account of image making
Agni Prijatelj

8 Neolithic and Copper Age stamps in the Balkans: a material and processual account of image making Agni Prijatelj Stamps are some of the strangest tools from Neolithic and Copper Age settlements across the Balkans: whilst more than 430 have been preserved across some 175 sites (Makkay 1984, 2005), their imprints remain absent from the archaeological record. Indeed, whilst the absence of materials with stamp impressions remains the central problem in any study of these artefacts, I argue here that the tools themselves are far from mute. Imbued with thing

in Images in the making
From conflict transformation to crisis management
Kari M. Osland and Mateja Peter

Introduction While much of the EU peacebuilding capacities and mechanisms are relatively new, the EU has acted as a crisis response actor in the Western Balkans since the mid-1990s. 1 This region, now part of the enlargement area, has long been an incubator and a test ground for the EU peacebuilding toolkit. The Western Balkans is the region where the EU has not only

in The EU and crisis response
Ana E. Juncos

factors explain this state of affairs. Before moving to the three case studies, the chapter provides an overview of the EC’s role in the conflict during the period 1991–95. European responses to the conflict in Yugoslavia Relations between the EU and the Western Balkans date back to the Cold War. During this period, ties between the EC and the Yugoslavian Federation were closer

in EU Foreign and Security Policy in Bosnia
Albania and Bulgaria
Ivan P. Nikolov and James W. Peterson

Introduction: components of stability in the Balkans Why is it the case that two Balkan states have weathered their historic crises and become valued members of the two alliances? After all, each was part of a region that conflict and controversy nearly tore apart in the period between 1914 and 1991. The catalytic events that led to the start of war in 1914 resulted from an

in Defending Eastern Europe
Bosnia in 1992–95 and Kosovo in 1999
James W. Peterson

Introduction Yeltsin and Clinton. Different choices. One key crisis that involved both Russia and America shortly after the end of the Cold War was the violent ethnic conflict that accompanied the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Russia had historically been deeply involved in the Balkans from the time of Catherine the Great. The common Slavic bond between Russians and Serbs as well as between Russians and Bulgarians was a strong one, and a protective attitude had been displayed by the larger Slavic brother towards the smaller one

in Russian-American relations in the post-Cold War world
Věra Stojarová

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 01/16/2014, SPi 4 An overview of Far Right political parties in the Balkan region and political party selection The aim of this chapter is to describe the overall Far Right scene in the region and indicate cases for further analysis. In order to be preselected for further investigation, the party must have been depicted by researchers as a Far Right party and must have gained at least one seat during parliamentary elections in the 2000–2010 period. The Far Right in Croatia In 1999, Ivan Grdešić noted that the presence of the Croatian

in The Far Right in the Balkans