Association for the Study of Nationalities (2020)

Virtual roundtable

Title: Democratic backsliding in the Western Balkans

Taught at: Association for the Study of Nationalities, #VirtualASN

Date: Online, June 2020


Through a comparative analysis, including Bosnia and Croatia, the panel examined how EU accession and membership, subnational levels of democracy, and the extent to which the independent media and the judicial framework remained autonomous, may have contributed to democratic de-consolidation and the rise of authoritarianism.


  • Jelena Džankić, European University Institute, Italy
  • Damir Kapidžić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Dario Čepo, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Moderator: Mila Dragojević, University of the South, Sewanee, U.S.; Coordinator the ASN Convention Program Committee Balkans section.

June 4th, 2020