Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States: CITSEE Conference

On 24-25 June 2010 the School of Law based project on “The Europeanization of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia” (CITSEE) hosted a two-day international conference entitled “Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States”.

On 24-25 June 2010 the School of Law based project on “The Europeanization of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia” (CITSEE) hosted a two-day international conference entitled “Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States”.

Twenty five participants, including Prof. Jacques Rupnik of Sciences Po Paris, Prof. Andrew Wachtel of Northwestern University, Prof. Florian Bieber of the University of Kent, and Prof. Dejan Jovic of Stirling/Zagreb University joined speakers from the CITSEE team in Edinburgh in presenting papers divided thematically into six panels.

The panels covered:
- the impact of international institutions on citizenship regimes;
- historical practices of citizenship;
- statelessness and the Roma;
- mobility and borders;
- diasporas and minorities.

The conference provided an open platform for constructive debate and discussion within a field where CITSEE has contributed significant original research.

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