School of Social and Political Science

Gëzim Krasniqi

Job Title

Lecturer in Nationalism and Political Sociology; Programme Co-Director, MSc Nationalism Studies

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Room number

3.14

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

Qualifications

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

Nationalism Studies Programme

I am Programme Co-Director for the MSc Nationalism Studies.

Details of our Masters courses which I co-organise can be found by clicking on the links below:

I am also course organiser for the following Honours course:

Selected publications

Books:

Albanian Nationalism(s) and Power Struggles in Kosovo: The Rise of a Polycentric Nation. Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming.

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

Articles/Chapters:

'Contested States as Liminal Spaces of Citizenship: Comparing Kosovo and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,' (2019) Ethnopolitics, 18:3, 298-314.

'Contested territories, liminal polities, performative citizenship : a comparative analysis,' (2018) EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2018/13.

'Albanian Citizenship Configurations in the Balkans,’ (2017) Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 6:1, 49-64.

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, 2016), 149-167.

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

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

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.

‘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.

‘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.

Unpacking Post‚ÄêCommunist Socio‚ÄêPolitical Transformations in the Western Balkans: A Citizenship‚ÄêCentred Approach’ (2012) Südosteuropa Vol. 60, No. 4, 555‚Äê564.

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.

'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.

'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.

Research interests

Research interests

  • Political sociology
  • Nationalism and national identity
  • Citizenship
  • Ethnic conflict
  • State-building and democratisation
  • Contested states
  • Southeast Europe/Balkans/Kosovo politics

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 and citizenship in contested/liminal polities.

I am Co-Convenor of ASEN (The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism) Edinburgh branch. ASEN Edinburgh organise local activity to advance the study of ethnicity and nationalism.

Also, I am Associate Editor of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power journal.

Topics interested in supervising

I would be happy to supervise students working on Nationalism, Nationalist Movements, Ethnic Conflict, Citizenship, Identity, State-Building, Contested States, South East Europe/Balkans, among others. Current and recent Masters and Doctoral supervisions include postgraduate research on: Investigating the (in)visibility of Romani women in Central and Eastern European nationalist discourses; European integration, socio-political behaviours and memory transmission of the Istrian expats in Italy; Integrated or mono-ethnic education in Bosnia and Herzegovina?; Estonian Collective Memory and its Integration into a European Memory; The use of bilingual education policy in constructing nationhood in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; National Identity of the Chinese Diaspora in the UK; Disciplinary Methods in Schools in Nuwara Eliya; Chinese Nationalism in the Online Gaming World.

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

Works within

Publications by user content

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Krasniqi G. Contested states as liminal spaces of citizenship: Comparing Kosovo and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Ethnopolitics. 2019 Jun;18(3):298-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2019.1585092
Krasniqi G. Albanian Nationalism(s) and Power Struggles in Kosovo: The Rise of a Polycentric Nation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Krasniqi G. Contested territories, liminal polities, performative citizenship: A comparative analysis. Florence: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. 2018. https://doi.org/http://hdl.handle.net/1814/52225
Krasniqi G. Albanian citizenship configurations in the Balkans. Central and Eastern European Migration Review. 2017 Jan 13;1-22. https://doi.org/10.17467/ceemr.2017.03
Krasniqi G, Cakaj G. The role of minorities in the Serb-Albanian political quagmire. In Mehmeti L, Radeljic B, editors, Kosovo and Serbia: Contested Options and Shared Consequences. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2016. p. 149-167. (Russian and East European Studies).
Krasniqi G. Equal citizens, uneven communities: Differentiated and hierarchical citizenship in Kosovo. Ethnopolitics. 2015 Jan 8;14(2):197-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2014.991152
Krasniqi G, Stjepanovic D. Uneven Citizenship: Minorities and Migrants in the Post-Yugoslav Space. Ethnopolitics. 2015;14(2):113-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2014.991153
Krasniqi G. Foreign Policy as a Constitutive Element of Statehood and Statehood Prerogative: The case of Kosovo. In Keil S, Stahl B, editors, The Foreign Policies of Post-Yugoslav States: From Yugoslavia to Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. p. 198-220. 9. (New Perspectives on South-East Europe). https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137384133_9
Krasniqi G, Blumi I. Albanians’ Islam(s). In Cesari J, editor, The Oxford Handbook of European Islam. Oxford University Press. 2014. p. 475-516. 11. (Oxford Handbooks). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199607976.013.19
Krasniqi G. 'Quadratic Nexus' and the Process of Democratization and State-Building in Albania and Kosovo: A Comparison. Nationalities Papers. 2013 Mar 11;41(3):395-411. https://doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2012.743515
Krasniqi G. Equal Citizens, Uneven ‘Communities’: Differentiated and Hierarchical Citizenship in Kosovo. CITSEE. 2013. (CITSEE Working Paper Series; 27).
Krasniqi G. State Borders, Symbolic Boundaries and Contested Geographical Space: Citizenship Struggles in Kosovo. Transitions. 2013;52(2):29-51.
Krasniqi G. Overlapping Jurisdictions, Disputed Territory, Unsettled State: The Perplexing Case of Citizenship in Kosovo . Citizenship Studies. 2012;16(3-4):353-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2012.683214
Krasniqi G. Overlapping Jurisdictions, Disputed Territory, Unsettled State: The Perplexing Case of Citizenship in Kosovo. In Shaw J, Stiks I, editors, Citizenship after Yugoslavia. 9780415523288: Routledge. 2012. p. 69-82
Krasniqi G. Unpacking Post-Communist Socio-Political Transformations in the Western Balkans: A Citizenship-Centred Approach. Südosteuropa: Journal of Politics and Society. 2012;60(4):555-64.
Krasniqi G. For Democracy — Against Violence: A Kosovar Alternative. In Bilic B, Jankovic V, editors, Resisting the Evil: [Post-]Yugoslav Anti-War Contention. Nomos verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden. 2012. p. 83-104. (Southeast European Integration Perspectives).
Krasniqi G. Transformation of Citizenship in Albania: Developments in the Aftermath of the Fall of Communism. 2011. Paper presented at 3rd RRPP Annual Scientific Conference, Sveti Sefan, Switzerland.
Krasniqi G. Socialism, National Utopia, and Rock Music: Inside the Albanian Rock Scene of Yugoslavia, 1970–1989. East Central Europe. 2011;38(2-3):336-54. https://doi.org/10.1163/187633011X597199
Krasniqi G. The ‘Forbidden Fruit’: Islam and Politics of Identity in Kosovo and Macedonia. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. 2011;11:191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14683857.2011.587285
Krasniqi G. The International Community’s Modus Operandi in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo: A Critical Assessment. Südosteuropa: Journal of Politics and Society. 2010;58:520-41.
Krasniqi G. The Challenge of Building an Independent Citizenship Regime in a Partially Recognised State: The Case of Kosovo. CITSEE. 2010. (CITSEE Working Paper Series; 04).
Krasniqi G. 'Parallel System' in Kosovo: Strengthening Ethnic Identity through Solidarity and Common Social Action. SEEU Review. 2010;6(1):41-55.
Krasniqi G. Citizenship as a Tool of State-Building in Kosovo: Status, Rights, and Identity in the New State. CITSEE. 2010. (CITSEE Working Paper Series ; 10).
Krasniqi G. Citizenship in an Emigrant Nation-State: the Case of Albania. CITSEE. 2010. (CITSEE Working Paper Series; 13).
Krasniqi G. The 'Forbidden Fruit': Islam and Politics of Identity among Albanians in Kosovo and Macedonia. 2010. Paper presented at After the Wahhabi mirage: Islam, politics and international networks in the Balkans, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Krasniqi G. Defective Alike, Yet not Equal: Cyprus, Taiwan and Kosovo. Journal of Human Rights and Policy. 2009;2(1):49-60.