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29 | Divided Societies XI<br>Divided Societies in SEE and the Balkans, 1998-2008: Transitions and Governance

Duration
21 Apr 2008 - 26 Apr 2008
Language
English
Status
REGULAR
Course directors:
Kevin Deegan Krause, Wayne State University, United States
Silva Mežnarić, University of Split, Croatia
Laura Sakaja, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Indraneel Sircar, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mitja Žagar, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Course description:
The course will address major topics that have been repeatedly raised during the last decade of transition(s) in South Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Priority will be given to comparative analysis of competencies and politics in the region; to actors, elites, opinion makers, regional networking and reaching out in finding areas of dialogues; to the structure and means of supporting cooperation among different groups and interests; to post-conflict integration processes, identity articulation and comprehension of the other;
to new divisions and flaws; to instances and institutions that strive to enhance competencies and governance and to those that, on the contrary, are weakening societal structure and institution building processes (corruption).

The format of the working week: five workshops and two panels. Workshops will try to articulate problems and solutions in building polities after conflicts. They will compare experiences in building communities, states and civic institution; panels will discuss the relevance of European integration politics for divisions and dialogues among (still) divided regions and states; how relevant is home grown politics of integration (BiH, for instance) for dialogues among conflicting parties?

Key speakers and lecturers: Alan Uzelac, Vesna Pusic, Nebojsa Savija-Valha, Dusan Spasojevic, Nemanja Dzuverovic, Kjell Skyllstad, Mitja Zagar, Jens Voelk, Simona Zavratnik, Herbert Preiss, Ivan Landripet, Snjezana Gregurovic, Simona Mameli, Norman Wacker, Mihajlo Delic.

Organizers of the Workshops (1-5): Silva Meznaric, Dusan Spasojevic, Mitja Zagar, Alan Uzelac, Simona Zavratnik.


10 April, 2008


DIVIDED SOCIETIES IN SEE AND THE BALKANS, 1998-2008: Transitions and Governance


Programme, 21 to 25 April 2008


Monday, 21.04.
9.00 - 9.30 Registration: IUC Administration Building, Bulićeva 4
9.30 10.00 Morning coffee and wellcome, Room 4
10.00 - 13.00 Transition(s) and Governance: Comparative Institution Building
Key speakers: Vesna Pusic, Alan Uzelac University of Zagreb

15.00-18.00 Workshop 1
Pragmatic Identities and Governance in BiH
Key speaker: Nebojsa Savija - Valha, Sarajevo
Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis ISH, Ljubljana

Tuesday, 22.04.
9.30 13.00 Workshop 2
Social Divisions and Consolidation of Democracy in Serbia, 1998-2008.
Dusan Spasojevic, FPN, University of Belgrade
and
Regional Context of Dis-integration: Political vs. Economic Cooperation.
Nemanja Dzuverovic, FPN, University of Belgrade

15.00 - 18.00
Workshop 2 follow up
The Balkans: Post-Conflict or/and New Conflicts?
Panel. Participants from: Albania, Austria, BiH, Croatia, Italy, Norway,
Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, USA.

Wednesday, 23.04.
9.30 13.00 Workshop 3
Integration day: Diversity management and Integration
Key speaker: Mitja Zagar, INV and University of Ljubljana
Speakers:
Romana Bester, INV, Ljubljana
Jens Voelk, University of Trento
Simona Mameli, University of Bern, Switzerland

15.00 18.00
Workshop 3 follow up
Mihajlo Delic, Novi Sad and University of Notre Dame
Ivan Landripet, University of Zagreb
Kjell Skyllstad, University of Oslo






Thursday, 24.04.
9.30 13.00 Workshop 4
Transitional Justice and Jurisprudence
Key speaker: Alan Uzelac, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Speakers:
Herbert Preiss, University of Vienna, School of
Governance
Sladjana Aras, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

PM - FREE


Friday, 25.04.
10.00 - 13.00 Workshop 5
Ethnic Dialogues and Pragmatic Politics
Key speakers: Norman Wacker, Washington University, Seattle
Simona Zavratnik, Ljubljana University
Speakers:
Snjezana Gregurovic, IMIN, Zagreb
Silva Meznaric, IMIN, Zagreb


16.00 18.00 Evaluation Session; Agenda 2009.

Saturday, 26.04. Departures.

Contacts:
IUC administration
iuc@iuc.hr
Organizing Director
silva.meznaric@zg.t-com.hr


Registration deadline: 31 March 2008.
Number of participants (by 10 April): 36

Documents for download



Contemporary immigration and asylum policies in Slovenia: Retninking questions of entrance and integration (PDF)


REFORMING MEDITERRANEAN CIVIL PROCEDURE: IS THERE A NEED FOR A SHOCK THERAPY?

Turning civil procedure upside down: From Judges Law to Users Law


Divided Societies in SEE and the Balkans, 1998-2008: Transitions and Governance


A prospectus related to the establishment and development of a sports/ peace education program


COMMUNITIES NOT IMAGINED: PRAGMATIC (ethnic) IDENTITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA


Social Cleavages and Consolidation of Democracy in Serbia, 1998-2008.


DIVIDED SOCIETIES IN SEE AND THE BALKANS, 1998-2008: Transitions and Governance - Programme


Kosovo Revised and Broadcast Yugoslavia: Imagined Communities of Inclusion


DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY LAW IN CROATIA IS TRANSITION COMPLETED?




Herbert Preiss: Perspective of Justice and Governance