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Flex Actors and Philanthropy in (Post-)Conflict Arenas: Soros’ Open Society Foundations in the Post-Yugoslav Space

  title={Flex Actors and Philanthropy in (Post-)Conflict Arenas: Soros’ Open Society Foundations in the Post-Yugoslav Space},
  author={Paul Stubbs},
This paper explores, through interviews and archive material, key actors in George Soros’ Open Society Foundations in the post-Yugoslav space as “ 

Locating subjects, disrupting intervention : youth empowerment and agricultural modernisation in Serbia

This thesis is a study of international intervention that takes as its analytical starting point the subjectivities of those who are supposed to reap the benefits of liberal intervention

Giving and Refusing: The Contested Reception of Transnational Philanthropy in the Case of the Prague Central European University Foundation

This article builds on the identification theory of philanthropy. It examines transnational philanthropy as a social phenomenon dependent on transnational “communities of participation” and their

Shadow peacebuilders and diplomatic counterinsurgencies: informal networks, knowledge production and the art of policy-shaping

ABSTRACT This article explores the role of informal networks in producing strategic knowledge and influencing policy responses to the 2011 post-election crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The analytical

The Feminist Project under Threat in Europe

Is the feminist project under threat in Europe? This thematic issue addresses the question in both theoretical and empirical ways, focusing on the various ways in which feminist politics are opposed

Transnational policy entrepreneurs and the cultivation of influence: individuals, organizations and their networks

  • D. Stone
  • Business, Political Science
  • 2019
ABSTRACT The ‘policy entrepreneur’ concept arises from the Multiple Streams’ theory of agenda setting in Policy Studies. Through conceptual stretching’, the concept is extended to global policy

Growing Oppression, Growing Resistance: LGBT Activism and Europeanisation in Macedonia

This chapter provides one of the first socio-historical overviews of the LGBT groups in Macedonia and argues that an important impetus for the proliferation of LGBT activities has been the growing

A Foe of Democracy, Gender and Sexual Equality in Macedonia: The Worrisome Role of the Party VMRO-DPMNE

Between 2006 and 2017, the political power in the Republic of Macedonia was predominantly held by the Christian-democratic party VMRO-DPMNE. Its increasing opposition to gender and sexual equality

Comparing Pathways of Policy Internationalization: The Transfer of Brazilian Social Programs

Abstract Comparative policy analysis is at the heart of research that attempts to understand how policies travel. Most of the literature on policy transfer had been developed using the empirical

Making Global Policy



Publics, Politics and Power: remaking the public in public services. Sage, 2009

This is an exciting time to be writing this book. Discussions of publicness and the public sphere have tended to be preoccupied with narratives of decline: public services being privatised, state


Summary This paper explores the narratives, shapes, claims and practices of three waves of activism in Croatia at the interface of peace, human rights, gender equality and social justice. The 'first

Reforming the World: George Soros, Global Capitalism and the Philanthropic Management of the Social Sciences1

Philanthropic practices allow the dominant classes to generate knowledge about society and regulatory prescriptions, in particular by promoting the development of the social sciences. The 19th

Intervention and transnationalism in Africa : global-local networks of power

1. Introduction Robert Latham, Ronald Kassimir and Thomas Callaghy Part I. Historical Dimensions and Conceptual Frameworks: 2. Networks, moral discourse and history Frederick Cooper 3. Defining

Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market

Two distinct audiences will find much reward in reading Janine R. Wedel’s Shadow Elite. First, those concerned with the extant focus of the book: U.S. political-economic issues and public

Reclaiming Democracy: Civil Society and Electoral Change in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Joerg Forbrig and Pavol Demeš. Washington, D.C.: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2007. xvi, 253 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Chronologies. Photographs. Paper.

of fiction. Of course, the study of the Balkans is not alone in this respect. Similar approaches can be found in relation to otlier cultures, often elaborated within the theoretical frameworks of

Welcome to the Desert of Transition!: Post-Socialism, the European Union, and a New Left in the Balkans

The world’s attention has been on the political transformations in the Middle East, the wave of protests from Tel Aviv to Madrid to Wall Street, and the ongoing Greek crisis. But in the shadow of

A concept that is everything and nothing: Why not to study (post-)Yugoslav anti-war and pacifist contention from a civil society perspective

This paper draws upon a variety of empirical sources to start critically examining the concept of civil society in the context of both (post-)Yugoslav anti-war and pacifist contention and the

Guilt, Responsibility, and Denial: The Past at Stake in Post-Milosevic Serbia

When the regime led by Slobodan Milosevic came to an end in October 2000, expectations for social transformation in Serbia and the rest of the Balkans were high. The international community declared