Workshop:Europeanization and Urban Transformation in SEE


24.11.2022 - 25.11.2022
15:00 - 18:00
Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien
SZ 01.18, Universitätsplatz 3

In the last two decades, Europeanization has become a very broad and overarching social science concept and theoretical framework for analyzing various social, political, economic, and historic transformations within and outside of the European Union. The Literature on the Europeanization of Southeast Europe (SEE) has grown rapidly, mainly focusing on the relationships between the EU and SEE nation-states and/or specific issues (e.g., regional policy, environmental sector, public administration, justice and home affairs, party politics, and statehood issues). Yet, the debate on the Europeanization of SEE is very complex, and it has still been overridden by the enduring conservatism of nationalism, related to Balkan political conflicts and wars.

This workshop aims to overcome the particularistic methodological nationalism and the underdeveloped historical and/or spatial optics of the Europeanization studies in SEE by initiating a diachronic and interdisciplinary dialogue between urban and Southeast European studies.

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