The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2017-8. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the centre for a period of one semester (4 months,either October-January or March-June). Visiting Fellows will receive a small budget to organise a public event or lecture.
The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is an interdisciplinary forum for teaching and research on Southeastern Europe. In addition to a comprehensive teaching program and research projects, the centre also regularly organizes events for an academic and a general audience on Southeastern Europe.
In recent months, Europe has moved into great uncertainty. This uncertainty threatens to unravel some of the pillars of stability on the European continent that have been in place for decades. Western European democracies have well-developed civil societies, strong political parties and established media that can provide a bulwark against these challenges. Democracies in Southeast Europe are more fragile. They have been backsliding for nearly a decade and a number of countries are governed by semi-authoritarian leaders whose commitment to democracy is lukewarm at best.
A book titled EU Rule of Law Promotion: Judiciary Reform in the Western Balkans written by Marko Kmezic is published by Routledge. Despite the fact that academic scholarship and democratic politics agree on rule of law as a legitimizing principle for the exercise of state authority, there is no uniform European standard for institution-building or monitoring activities by the EU in this area.
On February 7, 2014, enraged citizens took to the streets and set on fire government buildings all over Bosnia Herzegovina. Sparked by a workers' demonstration in the city of Tuzla few days earlier, the protests gave birth to a grassroots mobilization that spread rapidly across the country.
Aufbauend auf den Konzepten einer neueren Verwaltungsgeschichte, welche sich verstärkt der Erforschung einzelner Akteure und Berufsgruppen zuwendet, beschäftigt sich das vorzustellende Projekt mit dem habsburgischen Personalmanagement im Temeswarer Banat - einer historischen Region im südöstliche
In the 1990s a number of writers emigrated from ex-Yugoslavia because of the war and found permanent residence in the so-called West. I carried out three case studies on authors that present different possibilities of writing in (and about) exile and emigration.