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
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
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
9.30 13.00 Workshop 2
Social Divisions and Consolidation of Democracy in Serbia, 1998-2008.
Dusan Spasojevic, FPN, University of Belgrade
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.
9.30 13.00 Workshop 3
Integration day: Diversity management and Integration
Key speaker: Mitja Zagar, INV and University of Ljubljana
Romana Bester, INV, Ljubljana
Jens Voelk, University of Trento
Simona Mameli, University of Bern, Switzerland
Workshop 3 follow up
Mihajlo Delic, Novi Sad and University of Notre Dame
Ivan Landripet, University of Zagreb
Kjell Skyllstad, University of Oslo
9.30 13.00 Workshop 4
Transitional Justice and Jurisprudence
Key speaker: Alan Uzelac, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Herbert Preiss, University of Vienna, School of
Sladjana Aras, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
PM - FREE
10.00 - 13.00 Workshop 5
Ethnic Dialogues and Pragmatic Politics
Key speakers: Norman Wacker, Washington University, Seattle
Simona Zavratnik, Ljubljana University
Snjezana Gregurovic, IMIN, Zagreb
Silva Meznaric, IMIN, Zagreb
16.00 18.00 Evaluation Session; Agenda 2009.
Saturday, 26.04. Departures.
Registration deadline: 31 March 2008.
Number of participants (by 10 April): 36Documents for downloadContemporary 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 LawDivided Societies in SEE and the Balkans, 1998-2008: Transitions and GovernanceA prospectus related to the establishment and development of a sports/ peace education programCOMMUNITIES NOT IMAGINED: PRAGMATIC (ethnic) IDENTITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINASocial Cleavages and Consolidation of Democracy in Serbia, 1998-2008.DIVIDED SOCIETIES IN SEE AND THE BALKANS, 1998-2008: Transitions and Governance - ProgrammeKosovo Revised and Broadcast Yugoslavia: Imagined Communities of InclusionDEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY LAW IN CROATIA IS TRANSITION COMPLETED?Herbert Preiss: Perspective of Justice and Governance