WESTERN BALKANS AT THE CROSSROADS: WAYS FORWARD IN ANALYZING EXTERNAL ACTORS' INFLUENCE

"Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Ways Forward in Analyzing External Actors' Influence,” run by the PSSI, is a follow-up project that aims to build upon a knowledge base established in the preceding project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities ,” which mapped, analyzed and publicized Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf
State influence activities in the region.

The second project’s phase focuses on in-depth socially rooted research and investigative journalism. Its design reflects the aim to go beyond conventional analytical frameworks, overcoming ideologically constructed stereotypes and methodological nationalism, while combining a variety of methodological approaches from security studies to visual anthropology.

​The principal research topics focus on geopolitics and fading democracy discourses and perceptions, policy making and business as well as illiberal leverage in the Western Balkan societies. 

 

PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
  • 15 analytical studies & 15 journalistic articles (currently in progress)

  • A final publication summarising the major observations from the analytical studies and providing policy recommendations 

  • A concluding conference to be held in Prague

 

Project type
  • Other
Country of the coordinating institution
Czech Republic
Acronym
WBC II.
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Runtime
October 2019 - March 2021

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on November 30, 2020
Modified on November 30, 2020