Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

  • Lecturer (Central & East European Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 4910
email: Vladimir.Unkovski-Korica@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 403, Central and East European Studies, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4582-9651

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

 

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2008
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 Sun Aug 9 21:31:05 2020 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 Sun Aug 9 21:31:05 2020 BST.

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’

 

  • Campbell, Christopher
    The Splintering of an Empire: US policy towards the non-Russian republics of the Soviet Union 1977-1992

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