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Covid-19, State-power and Society in Europe: Focus on Western Balkans
How diverse are the nature of regimes and societies in various parts of Europe? Has the pandemic allowed local regimes to strengthen their power and exert greater control over societies in Europe?

The pandemic and near-universal lockdown have provided an ideal cut-off date for the collection of indices from reputable academic sources that cover the nature of regimes, individual human freedoms, economic freedoms, the rule of law, human rights and media freedoms. Focusing specifically on Western Balkans, the pandemic has given opportunities for researchers to address the question of whether the future of the region lies in the “liberal club”, or whether local hybrid regimes will become even more influential in the near future, by investigating Western Balkan regimes’ reactions to the pandemic in the context of governance, society and state power.

In this public lecture, Dr Neven Andjelic will present the findings in his latest publication “Covid-19, State-Power and Society in Europe: Focus on Western Balkans” and engage in a discussion with Professor Jasna Dragović-Soso and Professor James Gow, moderated by Dr Denisa Kostovicova.

Speakers: Dr Neven Andjelic, Assistant Professor in International Relations and Human Rights, Regent's University London

Professor Jasna Dragović-Soso, Professor of International Politics & History, Goldsmiths, University of London; Visiting Professor, LSEE

Professor James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security, King's College London

Chair: Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Associate Professor in Global Politics, LSE European Institute

The twitter Hashtag for this event is: #LSECOVID19

Hosted by LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe

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