Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans

Societies and the Crisis of Globalization

  • Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
  • James Ker-Lindsay
  • Denisa Kostovicova

Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe Series book series (NPSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Civil Society and Multiple Transitions - Meanings, Actors and Effects

    1. Denisa Kostovicova, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
      Pages 1-25
  3. State-Building

  4. Democratisation

  5. Post-Conflict Reconstruction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

About this book


This book explores the ambiguous role played by civil society in the processes of state-building, democratization and post-conflict reconstruction in the Western Balkans challenging the assumption that civil society is always a force for good by analysing civil society actors and their effects in post-communist and post-conflict transition.


communism conflict democratization European Commission European Union (EU) governance human rights Institution intervention nationalism police Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
    • 1
  • James Ker-Lindsay
    • 2
  • Denisa Kostovicova
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of International DevelopmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.European InstituteLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  3. 3.Department of GovernmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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