The Legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics Economy and Society in the Modern Balkans

Edited by Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, David Madden, Adis Merdzanovic

Media of The Legacy of Yugoslavia

Balkan Legacies of the Great War: The Past is Never Dead
Edited by: Othon Anastasakis, David Madden, Elizabeth Roberts


Aligning Monetary Policy with Financial Stability
Edited by Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, Charles Enoch and Gent Sejko
SEESOX, November 2017

Defining a New Reform Agenda: Paths to sustainable convergence in South East Europe
Edited by Othon Anastasakis, Peter Sanfey and Max Watson
SEESOX, February 2013

Reforming Greece: Sisyphean task or Herculean challenge?
Edited by: Othon Anastasakis, Dorian Singh
SEESOX, March 2012

From Crisis to Recovery: Sustainable growth in South East Europe
Edited by Othon Anastasakis, Jens Bastian and Max Watson
SEESOX,  Jan 2011

In the long Shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the Era of Postnationalism
Edited by Othon Anastasakis, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Kerem Oktem Brill Publications, 2009


Greece in the Balkans: Memory, Conflict and Exchange
Edited by: Othon Anastasakis, Dimitar Bechev, Nicholas Vrousalis Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Oct 2009



The Greek Military Dictatorship 1967-1974 Revisiting a Troubled Past 
Edited by Othon Anastasakis and Katerina Lagos eds 
Forthcoming Berghahn publications September 2021


“Sustaining Rapprochement? Greek-Turkish relations, low politics and regional volatility” (with Nora Fisher Onar) Special issue in South East and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 13, No 3, 2013

articles in journals

Election consolidation in the post-communist Balkans: Progress and obstacles” in Caucasus International, Vol. 3, No 4, Winter 2013-14” pp. 15-25

Sustaining engagement? On symmetries and asymmetries in Greek-Turkish relations” in South East European and Black Sea Studies” Vol 13 No.3 2013 (with Nora Fisher)

Post-1989 Political Change in the Balkan States: The Legacy of the Early Illiberal Transition YearsPerceptions Journal of International Affairs, Summer 2013, Volume XVIII-Number 2, pp. 91-112

Regional Cooperation in South East Europe: A response to the interview with the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Mr Hidajet Biscevic” in  Southeastern Europe, BRILL Netherlands, Volume 35 no 2, 2011 s

The EU’s political conditionality in the Western Balkans: Towards a more pragmatic approach” in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol 8, No 4, December 2008, pp.365-377

“Power and Interdependence: Uncertainties of the Greek-Turkish Rapprochement at the Dawn of the 21st century” Harvard International Review March 2007

Europeanisation South East European Style: A Regional Challenge with Uncertain OutcomeBrown Journal of World Affairs, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Volume XII, Issue I, Summer/Fall 2005

EU policy of regional cooperation in South East Europe: The creation of a virtual realityFornet: CFSP Forum, Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2005, pp 10-12

Britain: An Ally of Turkey in Europe?Insight Turkey, Vol. 6, No 4, October-December 2004, pp. 38-48 

Greece and Turkey in the Balkans: Cooperation or Rivalry?” in Turkish Studies; Special Issue: Greek Turkish Relations in an Era of Detente, editors Ali Carkoglu & Barry Rubin, Volume 5, No 1, Frank Cass Spring 2004, pp. 45-60

“Ist genug Wille vorhanden? Hindernisse fur der Regionalismus am Balkan” (“Is there enough will? Local Attitudes towards Regional Cooperation”) with Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Denken + Glauben, Nr 126, 127, Oktober-November 2003, pp 12-13

“EU Conditionality in South East Europe: Bringing Commitment to the Process”, Review of International Affairs, Vol. LIV, No 1110, April-June 2003, Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade 2003

“Political Extremism in Eastern Europe; A Reaction to Transition”, Papeles del Este; Transiciones poscomunistas, No 3, Enero 2002, pp. 1-16

“Post-Communism Extremism in Eastern Europe; The Nature of the Phenomenon”, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 1, No.2, 2001, pp. 15-26


“Greece’s Cold War exceptionalism in South East Europe” (Chapter) in Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History edited by John R. Lampe and Ulf Brunnbauer Routledge 2020

“Parallel trajectories and legacies of the past: Russia and Turkey in the Western Balkans” (Chapter 6) in The legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics, economics and society in the modern Balkans edited by Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, David Madden and Adis Merdzanovic, Bloomsbury 2020

“Introduction: Revisiting the past and its impact on the present” & “Concluding remarks: Yugoslavia, lost in transition?” in The legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics, economics and society in the modern Balkans edited by Othon Anastasakis, Adam Bennett, David Madden and Adis Merdzanovic, Bloomsbury 2020

“From zenith to nadir: Greece’s post-1974 political experience”Political History of the Balkans (1989-2018), edited by Jozsef Duro and Zoltan Egeresi, Dialog Campus Publications 2020

“Russia and the Balkan states: Variable speeds of engagement” (Chapter 21) in A closer look at Russia and its influence in the world; Russian political, economic and security issues edited by Constantinos Filis, Nova Science Publishers, New York 2019, pp. 361-380

“Modern Greece in South East Europe” (Chapter) in Regional Surveys of the World: Central and South-Eastern Europe 2020 edited by Imogen Gladman Europa Publications 2019

“Kosovo history” (Chapter) in Regional Surveys of the World: Central and South-Eastern Europe 2020 edited by Imogen Gladman Europa Publications 2019

“Regional approaches to state-building: The European Union” (with Spyros Economides and Richard Caplan) in Political Economy of Statebuilding: Power after peace (edited by Mark Berdal and Dominik Zaum) Routledge 2013 

“Turkey’s assertive presence in Southeast Europe: Between identity politics and elite pragmatism” in Another Empire? A decade of Turkey’s foreign policy under the Justice and Development Party (edited by Kerem Oktem, Ayse Kadioglu and Mehmet Karli) Istanbul Bilgi University Press 2012

“Enlargement and political conditionality in the Western Balkans: Towards a more managerial approach”, in Western Balkans Cerovic & Unvalic (eds) Faculty of Economics, Belgrade 2011

“Greek-Turkish relations: Old problems, new challenges” in Mediterranean conflicts, Barcelona, IEM 2010

“The credibility of EU conditionality and compliance in the Western Balkans” in Greece, the Western Balkans and the European Union, Woodrow Wilson, 2008.

“The Limits of regionalism imposed from outside” in Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and Beyond: Challenges and Prospects, by Wolfgang Petritsch and Christophe Solioz (eds.) Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp.35-44, 2008.

“EU and the Western Balkans: The Challenges of the Pre-accession Process”, in The EU and Romania. Accession and Beyond edited by David Phinnemore, The Federal Trust 2006, pp. 165-173

“Democratic Transition in Serbia and the Road to Europe; Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”, Hayoz, Nicolas / Jesien, Leszek / van Meurs, Wim (eds.) Enlarged EU – Enlarged Neigbhourhood. Perspectives of the European Neighbourhood Policy, (Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. 2, ed. by Rolf Fieguth and Nicolas Hayoz), Bern: Peter Lang 2005

Grossbritannien: Ein Verbundeter der Turkei in Europa? Giannakopoulos & Maras (eds) Die Turkei-Debatte in Europea, Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2005, pp. 149-157

“La Politica del extremismo en Europa Oriental: una Reaccion a la transicion” Nacionalismos y Minorias en Europea Central y Oriental, Ruth Ferrero (ed.) Institut de Ciencies Politiques I Socials, Barcelona 2004, pp.77-103

“Greece as a Regional Power in the Balkans”; From Politics of Coercion to a Policy of Cooperation Security Southeastern Europe, Security Policy Group, edited by Aleksandar Fatic, Belgrade 2004, pp. 121-134

“Eastern Enlargement and Turkey’s Accession Prospect; Is the EU Ready for More Commitments?” Turkey and the EU; From Association to Accession-Conference Proceedings, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands 2003, pp. 171-175

“EU Policy of Regional Cooperation in Southeastern Europe: A Study of Recent Trends” (in Greek) 2002 Overview of Defense and Foreign Policy; Greece and the World 2001-2002, edited by Th. Kouloumbis et al, ELIAMEP, Athens 2002, pp. 181-194

“The Former Yugoslavia After Milosevic, Regional Surveys of the World: Central and South Eastern Europe”, Europa Publications, London and New York 2002, 2003, 2004 editions

“Towards Regional Cooperation in the Balkans; An Assessment of the EU Approach Regional Cooperation in South Eastern Europe”; The Effects of Regional Initiatives – Conference Proceedings, edited by Dusko Lopandic, European Movement, Belgrade 2002, pp. 25-38

“The Countries of the European South; Common Paths or Different Strategies” (in Greek), Evropaiki Ekfrasi (European Expression), Vol.29, 2nd trimester 1998


“Greece’s first post-bailout government: On ruptures and continuities with the past” Policy Network, July 2019

“The new EU dynamics and the need for ‘responsible enlargement’ to the Western Balkans”, with Jessie Hronesova Policy Network, July 2019

Britain’s role in the Balkans beyond Brexit with Adis Merdzanovic, Conversation2018

Russia, South East Europe and the geopolitics of opportunism”, Clingendael Spectator 4 – 2017 (vol.71)

The five infections of the social democratic “family” in the Western Balkans” ,Open Democracy 19 April 2017 

Grexit to Brexit: Be careful what you wish for!”, Open Democracy 10 June 2016

“The balkanisation of Greece’s centre-left politics”, OpenDemocracy, 4 February 2015

“Greece’s party landscape and the politics of ‘muddling through'”, The Economy Special Issue on “The Political Parties Crisis”, July 2014 pp. 22-25

“Greece’s radical politics on the dark the side of dawn”, e-International Relations, 5 November 2013

The far right in Greece and the theory of the two extremes. Open Democracy31 May 2013 

Greece needs less austerity and more growth. Interview with Novi Magazin, Serbia, 29 March 2012

Has Greece’s democracy regressed?, 1 March 2012

The Causes, Consequences and Solutions to the Greek Crisis. Filmed interview for European Ideas, 9 February 2012

Greek democracy “at gunpoint” Politico EU, 10 November 2011