Adis Maksic

Adis Maksic
International BURCH University · Department of International Relations and European Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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February 2016 - present
International BURCH University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Taught undergraduate courses: Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Analysis, Great Power Politics, Contemporary Political Thought, Ethnicity and Cultural Politics, Contemporary Foreign Policy
August 2010 - August 2012
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Data collection through archival research and interviews pertaining to conflicts in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Discourse analysis
Education
August 2010 - December 2014
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Field of study
  • Governance and Globalization

Publications

Publications (19)
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This paper situates the 2008 Global Financial Crisis into the wider historical context to argue that the roots of the crisis can be traced back to the dominant economic ideology in the West during the 1970s. It shows that the corresponding financial policies, implemented by the powerful western economies during the four decades that preceded the cr...
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In recent years, the radical right-wing has been gaining ground in international politics. This analysis seeks to advance scholarly understandings of a major theme of right-wing discourse in Europe, the portrayal of Muslims as a threatening ethnoreligious other. It focuses on the Twitter activity of Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-win...
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The Western Balkans and the Visegrad Group are two macro-regions within the larger Eastern European area. Geographically and historically close, both regions share comparable characteristics on a macro-regional level as well as among the region's individual countries on a national level. However, when it comes to identities, the national level seem...
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This chapter introduces Serb Democratic Party of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a crucial agent of ethnic polarization that culminated in the Bosnian War, and offers a theoretical exploration that reexamines the concepts of a nation, ethnic group, and political agency. It argues that conflicts fought in the name of ethnic groups can be understood only by gr...
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This chapter offers an analysis of SDS’s discourse during the 1990 election campaign. It explores explicit and implicit meanings in dozens of selected statements by SDS officials, to include contextuality and staging symbolism. The analysis shows close campaign cooperation between the three nationalist parties whose differences would later lead Bos...
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The chapter presents detailed findings on the earliest intellectual networks and grassroots groups that engaged in Serb nationalist activism in BiH, merged to form SDS, and defined the party’s internal power relations. Recognizing that the agency of the Serb movement in BiH extended beyond the official party, it also discusses a variety of differen...
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This chapter offers an analysis of the political opportunity structures within which SDS operated, and which shaped the meanings of the party’s discourse across space and time. Together with the previous chapter, this discussion builds a foundation for understanding the agency of SDS by situating it within the broader contextual setting. The analys...
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This chapter offers a synchronic discourse analysis that deals with large-scale performative structures of SDS’s discourse. Based on a study of thousands of speeches, statements, and commentaries by SDS officials, it identifies common modes of understandings that unified the various actors into a single Serb nationalist coalition. It outlines SDS’s...
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This chapter analyses material resources that circulated SDS’s discourse beyond the capabilities of human networks. It begins with a discussion of a variety of legal and illegal ways through which SDS funded its activities. It then looks at the role of media technologies in the circulation of the party’s discourse, including both the Serbian media...
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This chapter advances the preceding discussion by deploying the literature on affective thinking toward a better understanding of how people experience a discourse. Departing from an understanding of affects as social phenomenon, it offers a model for understanding how words, symbols, and other semiotic material circulate affects to shape cognition...
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The chapter summarizes the findings of the empirical chapters and revisits the theoretical arguments from the beginning of the book. It reflects on the concepts of nations, ethnic groups, and political agency to argue that nations exist as communities of shared affects. Yet, since these affects are malleable to political agency, the nations are dep...
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The chapter discusses radicalization of SDS’s discourse that began after the party secured electoral victory and continued until the outbreak of the Bosnian War. It traces the intensified circulation of fears and animosities as manifested in the framing of specific events, such as the outbreak of war in Croatia, the rival parties’ moves toward Bosn...
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The task of this chapter is to set up the subsequent analysis of SDS by providing a way to understand the political context within which the party emerged in the spring and summer of 1990. It discusses a convergence of the various developments that led to the collapse of the Yugoslav communist party-state hegemony and created a pluralist political...
Book
This book offers an unprecedented account of the Serb Democratic Party’s origins and its political machinations that culminated in Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II. Within the first two years of its existence, the nationalist movement led by the infamous genocide convict Radovan Karadzic, radically transformed Bosnian society. It poli...
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This article examines the role of the Serb Democratic Party of Bosnia-Herzegovina (SDS BiH) in the constitution of Bosnian Serbs as a palpable political group primed for violence, a process that took place in the two-year period preceding the 1992–1995 Bosnian War. In the November 1990 Bosnian elections, SDS BiH won a decisive majority of the vote...
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In July 1990 the Serb Democratic Party (SDS) was founded in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Within six months the party would become the dominant political party among the Serb population of Bosnia-Herzegovina. How did it accomplish this? Taking issue with two existing explanations of SDS and the 1990 election campaign, underbidding and vagueness, this paper d...
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When Toal argues that Dodik is the RS “body politic,” he refers to the image of a courageous, masculine, and virtuous national leader who embodies the pleasures, pains, needs, and wants of the RS. By articulating the ambitions few others have dared to publicly mention, Dodik initiated a process of placing himself in this position.
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Two U.S.-based political geographers survey the current state of affairs in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), characterized by increasing political tensions between its two constituent entities—the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republika Srpska (RS). The authors examine ways in which recurrent calls for a referendum on RS's self-determination/indepe...

Projects

Project (1)
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An analysis of Georgian nationalist discourse in the early 1990s. A comparative analysis of nationalist movements in Georgia and Bosnia.