Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

  • Lecturer (Central & East European Studies)

Biography

I joined CEES as Lecturer in Legacies of Communism in September 2015.

Before coming to Glasgow, I completed an MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Oxford University and a PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE), where I held a fellowship following the conclusion of my doctorate. I was then Assistant Professor of History at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow (HSE). I have also held a fellowship at the Centre of Advanced Studies – South Eastern Europe at the University of Rijeka.

My research career started with a focus on the history of Communism with particular reference to the world’s first so-called ‘market socialist’ model: Tito’s Yugoslavia. My first book is a critical examination of how international economic and geopolitical pressures can exacerbate internal socio-political contradictions in semi-peripheral countries. The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment (I.B. Tauris, 2016) explores the ways in which a global dynamics shaped and undermined early but flawed attempts at crafting a participatory economy, contributing to the re-emergence of the pre-war national question that was later central to the bloody collapse of the country.

With a continued, but not exclusive, focus on the Balkans, I am now investigating how various state and non-state actors responded to the ‘global shocks’ of the 1970s and ever since. This research agenda will run along several connected tracks:

  • Western foreign policy and competition with the USSR/Russia in the Balkans since the 1970s;

  • Regional and continent-wide movements or initiatives interested in ‘alternative globalisation(s)’;

  • Longer-term patterns acting as a backdrop to contemporary tensions in the Balkan region.

I am on the editorial board of the journal Europe-Asia Studies and of several websites outside academia like LeftEast.


Research interests

 

  • Yugoslav and Balkan history
  • Communism
  • International history of the Cold War and its legacies
  • The European left and social movements
  • Town or regional twinning
  • Uneven and combined development
  • Nationalism and federalism

 


Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD applicants in any of my main areas of research. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Current Research Students

Matthew Blackburn, ‘Understanding Changing Russian Nationalism: A Cross-Generational Study’

Christopher Campbell, ‘The West and the Russian Orthodox Church's Role in Soviet Diplomacy’

Jamie Allan, ‘Gorky, Bukharin and the Politics of Rapprochement in the Soviet Cultural Sphere’

 


Teaching

Undergraduate

Contributor, Convenor, CEES 1A: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE AGE OF STALIN

Contributor, Convenor, CEES 1B: COMMUNISM AND ITS COLLAPSE

Honours option, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS OF 1917

Honours option, WAR AND REVOLUTION IN THE BALKANS, 1804-2012

 

Postgraduate

Contributor, ISSUES IN RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES

Contributor, RESEARCH METHODS FOR STUDYING RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, AND EURASIA


Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2019

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2019) From the Cold War to the Kosovo War: Yugoslavia and the British Labour Party. Revue d'Études Comparatives Est-Ouest, 2019/1(5), pp. 115-145. (doi:10.3917/receo1.501.0115)

2018

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2018) Neravnomeran i spojen razvoj: „novi trockistički međunarodni odnosi“. In: Jović, D. (ed.) Marksističke teorije međunarodnih odnosa = Marxist Theories of International Relations. Fakultet Političkih Znanosti: Zagreb. ISBN 9789538174087

2016

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781780763286

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) Constructing Yugoslavia: a transnational history; Remembering Utopia: the culture of everyday life in socialist Yugoslavia. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24(1), pp. 98-101. (doi:10.1080/0965156X.2016.1171014) [Book Review]

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) World War II and the national question: the origins of the autonomous status of Vojvodina in Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(10), pp. 1712-1735. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2016.1257700)

2015

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2015) Self-management, development and debt: the rise and fall of the 'Yugoslav experiment'. In: Štiks, I. and Horvat, S. (eds.) Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia. Verso: London. ISBN 9781781686201

2014

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2014) Workers' councils in the service of the market: new archival evidence on the origins of self-management in Yugoslavia 1948–1950. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(1), pp. 108-134. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2013.855020)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2014) The Yugoslav Communists' special relationship with the British Labour Party 1950–1956. Cold War History, 14(1), pp. 23-46. (doi:10.1080/14682745.2013.765864)

2008

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2008) A flawed vision: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Reinventing Social Emancipation: Toward New Manifestoes. International Socialism, 208(118), Mar 31. [Book Review]

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 07:10:14 2019 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2019) From the Cold War to the Kosovo War: Yugoslavia and the British Labour Party. Revue d'Études Comparatives Est-Ouest, 2019/1(5), pp. 115-145. (doi:10.3917/receo1.501.0115)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) World War II and the national question: the origins of the autonomous status of Vojvodina in Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(10), pp. 1712-1735. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2016.1257700)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2014) Workers' councils in the service of the market: new archival evidence on the origins of self-management in Yugoslavia 1948–1950. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(1), pp. 108-134. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2013.855020)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2014) The Yugoslav Communists' special relationship with the British Labour Party 1950–1956. Cold War History, 14(1), pp. 23-46. (doi:10.1080/14682745.2013.765864)

Books

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781780763286

Book Sections

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2018) Neravnomeran i spojen razvoj: „novi trockistički međunarodni odnosi“. In: Jović, D. (ed.) Marksističke teorije međunarodnih odnosa = Marxist Theories of International Relations. Fakultet Političkih Znanosti: Zagreb. ISBN 9789538174087

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2015) Self-management, development and debt: the rise and fall of the 'Yugoslav experiment'. In: Štiks, I. and Horvat, S. (eds.) Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia. Verso: London. ISBN 9781781686201

Book Reviews

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2016) Constructing Yugoslavia: a transnational history; Remembering Utopia: the culture of everyday life in socialist Yugoslavia. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24(1), pp. 98-101. (doi:10.1080/0965156X.2016.1171014) [Book Review]

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2008) A flawed vision: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Reinventing Social Emancipation: Toward New Manifestoes. International Socialism, 208(118), Mar 31. [Book Review]

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 07:10:14 2019 BST.