Western Balkans After the Yugoslav Wars: Dilemmas and Tradeoffs in Establishing Democracy and Human Rights

Sakharov Seminar on Human Rights
Event Format
In person
CGIS S354 1730 Cambridge St

Using evidence from Kosovo, Serbia, and North Macedonia, this seminar will explore several issues: Can international actors build effective state bureaucracies in Balkan countries in the wake of destructive wars? Do minorities behave differently from majorities in Balkan countries? Why do people protest in postwar contexts? 

Protest behavior in postwar Balkan countries has been significantly shaped by perceived ethnic grievances: The majority of protest grievances center around group security and group status concerns. Protests about economic justice or good governance demands are significantly rarer.

Refreshments will be provided.


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