||Weekly Class Schedule
||Politics and Governance in the Balkans
||TUE 15:00- 15:50 THU 12:00-13:50 B.F1.22
||It is a prerequisite to
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||To introduce students to major terms and concepts in related fields; To enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of basic issues of politics and governance; To lead students to critically discuss and analyze problems related to the politics and governance in the Balkans. To provide students knowledge about political structure in Balkan states;
||Tom Gallagher. (2001). Outcast Europe: The Balkans, 1789-1989. Routledge. Ryan K. Beasley et al. (2002). Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective. CQ Press. Mirsad Karic (2016). Consociational Democracy in Theory and Practice: The case of post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. International University of Sarajevo. Jasmin Hasic and Dzeneta Karabegovic (2019). Bosnia and Herzegovina's Foreign Policy since independence. Palgrave Macmillan. Croatia Reports - SGI (2018); EP (2010); IRMO (2017); Serbia Reports - BTI (2018); EP (2017, 2019); CRS (2013); Montenegro Reports - BTI (2018); EASO (2016); LFPR (2017); Boris Vukicevic (2017). Foreign Relations of post-independence Montenegro. Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize and use the key terms and concepts related to Balkan politics.
- Develop analytical and comparative skills in the interpretation of political events and processes.
- Analyze comparatively and critically major issues in Balkan politics and governance.
- Explain and analyze the foreign policy strategies of BiH, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.
- Demonstrate understanding of intellectual and historical background of politics and governance in those states.
- Participate actively in debates and discussions on topics raised in contemporary political thought.
||This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as lecturing, class discussions, presentations and quizzes.
||On being Balkan; The analysis of foreign policy in comparative perspective
||Gallagher pp. 1-19; Beasley pp. 1-24
||Bosnia and Herzegovina: A plural society
||Karic pp. 61-102
||The main features of the Dayton Peace Agreement
||Karic pp. 105-148
||Bosnia and Herzegovina: The system and the elite (Quiz I)
||Karic pp. 151-186
||BiH's Foreign Policy since independence
||Hasic pp. 1-45
||BiH's positions within international organizations
||Hasic pp. 45-97
||Economic and political situation in Croatia
||Meckhova pp. 1-44; Bonker pp. 1-32
||Croatian Foreign Policy
||Serbia: state structure, politics and economy (Quiz II)
||Bochsler pp. 1-23; BTI pp. 1-38; EP pp. 1-8;
||Foreign Policy of Serbia (Presentations)
||Hartwell pp. 1-58; CRS pp. 1-15
||Montenegro: state structure, politics and economy (Presentations)
||EASO pp. 1-47; Donner pp. 1-41
||Foreign relations of post-independence Montenegro (Presentations)
||Vukicevic pp. 1-29
||Class overview (Presentations)