With the development of the so-called "scientific opinion" and the ideology of "progress," affirmed by the national-romantics of the XIX century, based on the so-called Aryan model, racial prejudices against the Balkans
Egyptian took the "scientific" dimension.
Approximately, one-third of this increase was contributed by the Balkans
, which may be attributable to the increased international visibility and impact of the journal.
Less now runs a consulting agency called Nova Europa, which claims on its home page that it is "helping investors and international organizations to understand the impact of politics on their interests in Central Europe, the Balkans
and the Former Soviet Union".
Given signs of increased uneasiness on the part of governments in the Balkans
regarding Turkish policies, the same backlash will likely occur in the Balkans
Russia's return to the Balkans
means the partition of the region thus the return of the cold-war era, warned CETES.
Even though in the last twelve years Turkey's foreign trade with the Balkans
countries has increased six-fold, the share of the region in Turkey's general foreign trade remained low.
Since even before the end of the violent dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, any number of Balkan specialists have been trying to counter the common conception of the Balkans
as inordinately violent and wracked by atavistic, "ancient hatreds." Among many works, Maria Todorova's challenging, yet highly rewarding, Imagining the Balkans
[1997, new edition 2011] describes how the very definition of a discrete region known as the Balkans
was a nineteenth-century phenomenon.
Most recent works on the issue of the main repository of identity in the Balkans
have their origin in the divergences concerning the understanding of the theory of "new forms of identity and political loyalty" aimed to justify traditional religious structures.
In "A Glimmer in the Balkans
" [Winter '11], Martin Sletzinger captures "the dialectic nature" of the Balkans
This edited volume brings together a combination of well-known scholars dealing with the Balkans
region, such as Florian Bieber and Peter Emerson, and emerging academics including Vera Stojarova, Daniel Bochsler, and Jakub Sedo.
This, they believe, could undermine the fragile progress that has been made in the Balkans
in the last decade.
The volume departs from the tendency within travel writing to consider the Balkans
a region most commonly travelled to rather than travelled from.