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About Andrew Wachtel

Andrew Wachtel is director of the Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, Chicago. Among his books are Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation: Literature and Cultural Politics in Yugoslavia (Stanford University Press, 1998) and Remaining Relevant after Communism: The Role of the Writer in Eastern Europe (Chicago University Press, 2005).

Articles by Andrew Wachtel

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Will Catalonia secede?

The independentist inclinations of Catalonia, Scotland or Flanders define a dominant political zeitgeist in Europe – the dismantling of large territorial units. And this is why they will ultimately succeed.

The western Balkan outlook: beyond 2005

A decade after the Dayton accords that ended the Bosnian war, the political future of the Balkan states and their region is still uncertain, writes Andrew Wachtel.
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