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About Eric Gordy

Eric Gordy is senior lecturer in southeast European studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at University College, London. His books include The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999), and (forthcoming) Postwar Guilt and Responsibility: Serbia and the Future of International Justice. His articles include "Confronting the Past in Serbia: Discussion, Opportunities and Obstacles", in Wolfgang Petritsch et al eds., Serbia Matters: Domestic Reforms and European Integration (Nomos, 2009); "Ugliness and Distance", in Adam Jones ed., Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works that Shaped their Lives (Key Press, 2009); and (with Jasna Dragović-Soso) "Coming to Terms With the Past: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia", in Dejan Djokic & James Ker-Lindsay eds., New Perspectives on Yugoslavia: Key Issues and Controversies (Routledge, 2011)

Articles by Eric Gordy

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Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Yugoslavia, international tribunals and the politics of reconciliation

A conversation about the politics of truth and reconciliation in light of the ICTY's acquittal of Vojislav Seselj.

Serbia's election: more defeat than victory

The elevation of Tomislav Nikolić to Serbia's presidency, unexpected by many observers, owes much to the political record and direction of the country's coalition government, says Eric Gordy.

ICTY vs Mladić-Hadžić: good defence, better history

The arrests of the wartime Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladić and the Croatian Serb president Goran Hadžić are a vital step in completing the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In the context of previous trials, their courtroom testimony promises to deepen understanding of the conflicts and crimes of the 1990s, says Eric Gordy.

Serbia’s mixed messages

The war-crimes trials that divide the states of post-Yugoslavia underline the temptations of retreat to the nationalist past, says Eric Gordy.

Kosovo and Serbia, one year after: a quiet compromise?

The bitter atmospherics of the Serbia-Kosovo dispute are only one part of a more complex story, says Eric Gordy.

Radovan Karadzic: the politics of an arrest

The arrest of Radovan Karadzic is a coup for Serbia's president and a boost for the international tribunal that has long sought to bring this key fugitive from the wars of ex-Yugoslavia to trial, says Eric Gordy.

(This article was first published on 22 July 2008)

Serbia’s political carousel

The outcome of Serbia's fourth election in two years passes the advantage to the political power-brokers, says Eric Gordy.

Serbia chooses a future, just

Boris Tadic’s re-election as president opens a time of even greater test for democracy in Serbia, says Eric Gordy.

Serbia’s presidential election: the best-laid plans...

Serbia's inconclusive first-round was less about Kosovo and more about the dynamics of its party system and the calculations of its prime minister, says Eric Gordy.

Serbia’s Kosovo claim: much ado about...

Belgrade's escalation of rhetoric over Kosovo's future relates to domestic Serbian politics, says Eric Gordy.

Serbia's elections: less of the same

The ultra-nationalist radicals are the largest party but far from the winners. Eric Gordy explains a Serbian paradox and looks ahead to a delicate post-election dance.

The Milosevic account

If no governing authority judges Milosevic's life and rule, those who depended on his power will dream of his vindication and their return to power, says Eric Gordy.
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