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About Srdja Pavlovic

Dr. Srdja Pavlovic teaches modern European and Balkan history at the University of Alberta. He is the Research Associate of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies (U of A) and the author of Balkan Anschluss (Purdue Univ. Press, 2008). His upcoming book is entitled It Could Have Been Spring: Case Studies of Active Citizenship and Direct Democracy.

Articles by Srdja Pavlovic

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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.

The crime, the time, and the politics of ICTY justice

Radovan Karadzic is my relative, on my mother’s side. For years, I felt uneasy about that and my vehement public opposition to the war put me at odds with many of my relatives.

“Content of the Form”: NATO and the democratizing of Montenegro

One has a right to be sceptical towards NATO's "pro-democratisation" mission in Montenegro.

Serbia’s choice: EU membership or eastern promises?

With Serbia increasingly looking towards Moscow instead of Brussels, does the EU need to rethink its strategy towards the country?

Commander Strelkov’s Bosnian Connection

Just who is Commander Strelkov, the figurehead of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic?

Five light pieces on a serious subject: why we want the university president's job

We argued that four eminently qualified scholars could contribute much more to a university than any single person could. Split four ways, the minimum base salary for the president of $400,000 CAN would constitute a raise for each of the applicants.

Behind closed windows: a discussion on the recent protests in Bosnia

The poet Goran Simic and the historian Srdja Pavlovic discuss the protests in Bosnia and what they mean for the future of the country.

In support of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina

A voice of encouragement to the protesting citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Requiem for a court

What is more important: to dispense justice or to achieve some kind of peace? The court in The Hague wrote the history of the Yugoslav dissolution by politically motivated parcelling of responsibility among former belligerents. This new historical narrative will have far reaching negative consequences.

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