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About Bedrudin Brljavac

Bedrudin Brljavac received his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He completed the Master Programme in European Affairs (MEA) at Lund University in Sweden as the scholarship holder of the Swedish Institute. He has regularly written columns for national and international magazines and daily newspapers such as Dnevni avaz, Novi horizonti, openDemocracy, Political Thought etc. Meanwhile he has worked on a number of national and international research projects. In addition, he has had several translations from English and Turkish into Bosnian. His research interests are Transnational Relations, Soft Power, Europeanization, EU Enlargement Policy, Democratization Theory, International Organizations, Turkish politics, and Western Balkans Politics. 

Articles by Bedrudin Brljavac

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Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europeanization: between ethnic-national and European identities

'Europeanization' is not just an effect of EU membership: it applies to aspiring countries too, especially those with post-conflict identity struggles, like Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia between ethnic-nationalism and Europeanization

The Bosnian political elites who tend to safeguard domination of purely ethnic interests at all costs now must choose between maintenance of ethnic apartheid or integration into the European Union

Whatever happened to Bosnia?

The Dayton political structure, the media, religious figures, and even civil society have been used to entrench divides that could still lead to the partitioning of BiH,Bosnia rather than membership in a united Europe. How can they overcome this impasse?
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