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Gëzim Krasniqi

Gëzim Krasniqi
Name
Dr Gëzim Krasniqi
Title
Career Development Fellow
Address
6.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44(0)1316515094
Email
Research Interests
Nationalism, identity politics, State building, Social movements, Ethnic conflict, Citizenship, Globalization, the Balkans, Kosovo
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/gezim_krasniqi

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
  • MA (Central European University)
  • MA (University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna)
  • BA (University of Prishtina)

Research Interests

  • political sociology, including social movements
  • nationalism and national identity
  • citizenship
  • ethnic conflict
  • State-building and democratisation
  • Contested states
  • Southeast Europe/Balkans/Kosovo politics

Teaching 

  • Theories and Theorists in Nationalism Studies (PG course)
  • Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies (PG course)
  • Nations and Nationalism (PG and UG Honours courses)
  • Globalization (PG and UG Honours courses)

Research Interests    

My research interests lie broadly in political sociology.  My more particular interests lie in the sociology of nationalism. I have been concerned with the role of intra-group power competition in shaping nationalist movements' demands and ideological outlook. My research on post-Yugoslav states focuses on the relations between citizenship and various manifestations of diversity, including, but not exclusively, ethnicity. More recent projects involve the study of old and new state-nation configurations in South-East Europe. By introducing an analytically useful and original concept of ‘polycentric nation’ in the study of state-nation constellation, the project aims to reconceptualise old notions of ‘national’ politics while considering forms of the national that transcend the boundaries into which it is generally confined.

Publications:

Books:

with Dejan Stjepanović, Uneven Citizenship: Minorities and Migrants in the Post-Yugoslav Space (edited volume), London,  Routledge, 2015.

Articles/Chapters:

'Albanian Citizenship Configurations in the Balkans,’ (2017) Central and Eastern European Migration Review, pp. 1–22 (online first).

Equal citizens, uneven communities: differentiated and hierarchical citizenship in Kosovo,(2015) Ethnopolitics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 197-217.

co-authored with Dejan Stjepanović, ‘Uneven Citizenship: Minorities and Migrants in the Post-Yugoslav Space,’ (2015) Ethnopolitics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 113-20.

‘State Borders, Symbolic Boundaries and Contested Geographical Space: Citizenship Struggles in Kosovo’ (2013) Transitions Vol. 52, No. 2, 29-51.

’Quadratic Nexus’ and the Process of Democratization and State-Building in Albania and Kosovo: A Comparison’ (2013), Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 41, No. 3, 395-411.

Unpacking Post‐Communist Socio‐Political Transformations in the Western Balkans: A Citizenship‐Centred Approach’ (2012) Südosteuropa Vol. 60, No. 4, 555‐564.

Overlapping jurisdictions, disputed territory, unsettled state: the perplexing case of citizenship in Kosovo’ (2012) Citizenship Studies Special Issue: Citizenship in the New States of South Eastern Europe, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, 353 - 366.

'Socialism, National Utopia, and Rock Music: Inside the Albanian Rock Scene of Yugoslavia, 1970–1989' (2011) East Central Europe Vol. 38. No. 2-3, 336–354.

'The ‘forbidden fruit’: Islam and politics of identity in Kosovo and Macedonia' (2011) Southeast European and Black Sea Studies Vol. 11, No.2, 191-207.

'The International Community’s Modus Operandi in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo: A Critical Assessment' (2010) Südosteuropa Vol. 58, No 4, 520-541.

Defective alike, yet not equal; Cyprus, Taiwan and Kosovo,’ Journal of Human Rights and Policy, Vol 2, No. 1 (July 2009), 49-60.                 

Book Chapters:

co-authored with Gent Cakaj, ‘The role of minorities in the Serb-Albanian political quagmire,’ in Kosovo and Serbia: Contested Options and Shared Consequences, edited by Leandrit Mehmeti and Branislav Radeljic (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, forthcoming 2017).

co-authored with Mehmet Musaj, ‘The EU’s ‘Limited Sovereignty – Strong Control’ Approach in the Process of Member State Building in Kosovo,’ in The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans, edited by Soeren Keil and Zeynep Arkan (London: Routledge, 2015), 140-62.

Foreign Policy as a Constitutive Element of Statehood and Statehood Prerogative: The Case of Kosovo’, in The Foreign Policies of Post-Yugoslav States: From Yugoslavia to Europe, edited by Soeren Keil and Bernhard Stahl (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 198-219.

co-authored with Isa Blumi, ‘Albanians' Islam(s)’ in The Oxford Handbook of European Islam, edited by Jocelyne Cesari (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 475-516.

‘Revisiting nationalism in Yugoslavia: an inside-out view of the Nationalist Movement in Kosovo’ in Debating the End of Yugoslavia edited by Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer (London: Ashgate, 2014), 225-39.

‘’For Democracy — Against Violence’: A Kosovar Alternative’ in Resisting the Evil: [Post-]Yugoslav Anti-War Contention, edited by Bojan Bilic and Vesna Jankovic (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft | Southeast European Integration Perspectives, vol. 7, 2012) 83-103.

‘Overlapping Jurisdictions, Disputed Territory, Unsettled State: The Perplexing Case of Citizenship in Kosovo’ in Citizenship after Yugoslavia, edited by Jo Shaw and Igor Stiks (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2013), 69-82.

If you are interested in being supervised by Gëzim Krasniqi, please see the links below for more information:

MSc (R) Politics; MSc (R) Sociology