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An upcoming lecture from the CITSEE Project (CITSEE = The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia) – an ongoing study of “the citizenship regimes” of those states which have emerged from what was Yugoslavia) which may be of considerable interest:

8 February 2010
CITSEE Dialogue

Lecture with Dr. Florian Bieber (University of Kent)

‘The Ghost in the Machine: The Legacy of Yugoslavia’s National Policy’

Conference Room, David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh 17:00 to 18:30

All are welcome

Dr. Florian Bieber is one of the foremost scholars of the former Yugoslavia and South-eastern Europe. His research interests include institutional design in multiethnic states, nationalism and ethnic conflict, as well as the political systems of South-eastern Europe. He published articles on institutional design, nationalism and politics in South-eastern Europe in Nationalities Papers, Third World Quarterly, Current History, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, International Peacekeeping, Ethnopolitics and other journals. He is the author of Nationalism in Serbia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of MiloŇ°evi? (M√ľnster: Lit Verlag, 2005, in German) and Post-War Bosnia:
Ethnic Structure, Inequality and Governance of the Public Sector (London: Palgrave, 2005) and edited and co-edited four books on South-eastern Europe.

For more information contact citsee@ed.ac.uk or see http://law.ed.ac.uk/citsee

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26 January is Australia Day. All “Aussies” I have spoken to agreed that the public celebration of this nationalist event has been only on the rise in the course of the last decade, and that their governments have sought to promote this change. Take a look at the TV ads by the Australian Federal Government and the South Australian Government from the past three years:


(South Australia 2009)


(2008)


(2007)

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Togo’s football team was attacked during the African Cup by the ‘Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC)’. This article provides some useful background information:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/cabinda.htm

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