Op-ed

scotish citizenship
28 October 2013

If Scotland votes yes next year, then the Scots will have to decide who they are - who gets to be a Scottish citizen? And can they still be a British citizen too? And if so, does that mean London...

Bosnian protests
1 July 2013

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, a seemingly trivial administrative issue ignited an unprecedented movement of civic resistance across the country's old dividing lines. Understanding the message of...

Youth and unemployment
4 January 2013

The general impression one gets from the research on youth is the emergence of a large group of people who do not trust institutions and try to build their lives outside of them. They could...

Reflections
19 December 2011

The name of my home street does not simply denote a generic union, a bond that ties together “more than one” entity. Its primary meaning continues to evoke Yugoslavia, the political...

Kin-state paternalism
12 September 2011

Millions of people in Southeastern Europe are citizens of more than one state. Among the many ‘multi-citizens’ of Southeastern Europe there are probably a million who have received...

A stairway in Ljubljana
21 March 2011

When I started investigating citizenship laws and policies in the new states of South Eastern Europe on the territory of the former Yugoslavia in the mid 2000s, it seemed a remarkably empty...