Jovan Teokarević

Jovan Teokarević

Jovan Teokarević is professor of comparative politics at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Chairman of the Board of Serbia’s Fund for an Open Society. He leads the Faculty’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on the Balkans and coordinates an international Master Program on South Eastern Europe. He has published many books and taught courses on post-communist transition and consolidation of democracy and on EU-Western Balkan relations.

The fall of the Berlin Wall and post-Yugoslav transition

Post-communist transition, in post-Yugoslav states, contributed significantly to the uneven progress of changes that unfolded in the past quarter of a century across the Eastern parts of Europe. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the post-Yugoslav part of Europe’s former, communist universe firmly stands between the, more successful, transition-achievers of Central-East Europe and the, less successful, transition-non-achievers of the post-Soviet states.

The satisfaction that political and economic accomplishments are not as bad as most of the ex-Soviet lands’ is...