Beyond east and west: Solidarity politics and the absent/present state in the Balkans

Jessica Greenberg, Ivana Spasić

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Abstract

In this piece, we develop a more complex picture of the East-West divisions that have characterized much analysis of the region since the crisis began. By examining how differently positioned actors have responded, the migration flows become a heuristic for other important but less visible processes in post-socialist state formation and Euro-integration. We use the complexity of Serbia’s reception as an empirical ground to create a new analytic framework that moves beyond over-simplified dichotomies. Doing this allows us to bring seemingly unrelated kinds of political action into the same frame to reveal an emerging trend in citizen and noncitizen political engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-326
Number of pages12
JournalSlavic Review
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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