Author profile: Arolda Elbasani

Arolda Elbasani‘s research interests lay at the intersection of European Integration, Islamic politics, and comparative democratisation. Her articles have appeared among others at Politics and Religion, Democratization, Europe-Asia Studies, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, and Sudosteuropa. She has also co-edited The Revival of Islam in the Balkans; and edited European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

European Integration in the Western Balkans: Revising the Transformative Power of the EU

European Integration in the Western Balkans: Revising the Transformative Power of the EU

In the Western Balkans, the main issue for the EU remains how to turn the trajectory of regime change and mounting structural deficit into a successful story of state- and institution-building.

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