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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

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

About the editors

VESNA BOJICIC-DZELILOVIC is Senior Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the Department of International Development and the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. 
JAMES KER-LINDSAY is Eurobank EFG Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East-Europe at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

DENISA KOSTOVICOVA is Senior Lecturer in Global Politics at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Bibliographic information


“The book mainly deals with the postwar or post-conflict social reconstruction/development in different countries and the role of civil society in that development. … The book certainly has many qualities and will attract a wide readership.” (Siniša Zrinščak, Southeastern Europe, Vol. 40 (1), 2016)