Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

  • Senior 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

Import to contacts

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

Biography

Vladimir works on twentieth-century Yugoslav and European history. His initial focus was on the socio-political, economic, business, and diplomatic history of Yugoslavia during the Cold War. He is currently researching the impact of the rise and fall of Yugoslavia on the British left, from the Second World War to the Kosovo War. He is more broadly interested in the history and legacies of communism, non-alignment, anti-imperialism, development, and de-colonisation.

Before coming to the University of Glasgow in 2015, Vladimir completed an MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies at Oxford University and a PhD in International History at the London School of Economics (LSE). He subsequently held an LSE Fellowship, an Assistant Professorship of History at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow (HSE), and a research fellowship at the Centre of Advanced Studies – South Eastern Europe at the University of Rijeka.

Since joining CEES, Vladimir has joined the editorial board of Europe-Asia Studies, the Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, and European History Quarterly. He is keen to contribute to public debate beyond academia. He has therefore served on the editorial boards of websites like LeftEast and regularly contributes articles related to his research interests to the press and online media in English and Serbo-Croatian. Vladimir is also currently Co-Vice President of the University and College Union: Glasgow (UCUG).

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

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Number of items: 13.

2023

Unkovski-Korica, V. and Vejzagić, S. (2023) Business history goes East: an introduction. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2023.2234827) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Dale, G. and Unkovski-Korica, V. (2022) Varieties of capitalism or variegated state capitalism? East Germany and Yugoslavia in comparative perspective. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2022.2134348) (Early Online Publication)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2022) Non-aligned cities in the Cold War: municipal internationalism, town twinning and the Standing Conference of Towns of Yugoslavia, c.1950-c.1985. International History Review, 44(3), pp. 559-576. (doi: 10.1080/07075332.2021.1960585)

2020

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2020) Yugoslavia’s third way: the rise and fall of self-management. In: Lampe, J. R. and Brunnbauer, U. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History. Routledge. ISBN 9781138613089 (hbk) 9780429464799 (ebk)

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]

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Number of items: 13.

Articles

Unkovski-Korica, V. and Vejzagić, S. (2023) Business history goes East: an introduction. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2023.2234827) (Early Online Publication)

Dale, G. and Unkovski-Korica, V. (2022) Varieties of capitalism or variegated state capitalism? East Germany and Yugoslavia in comparative perspective. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2022.2134348) (Early Online Publication)

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2022) Non-aligned cities in the Cold War: municipal internationalism, town twinning and the Standing Conference of Towns of Yugoslavia, c.1950-c.1985. International History Review, 44(3), pp. 559-576. (doi: 10.1080/07075332.2021.1960585)

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. (2020) Yugoslavia’s third way: the rise and fall of self-management. In: Lampe, J. R. and Brunnbauer, U. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History. Routledge. ISBN 9781138613089 (hbk) 9780429464799 (ebk)

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 Wed Apr 17 22:56:07 2024 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 MPhil or PhD supervision:

 

Irena Baboi, Europeanisation and the Future of European Union Involvement in the Western Balkans

 

Aidan Ratchford: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: Trade and Goodwill Missions and Economic Analysis, 1959-1965

 

Yin Lam Ethan Chan, The Freier Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund in Halle-Neustadt

 

Niall Gray, The Edinburgh Conversations: Scotland and the End of the Cold War (Strathclyde)

 

 

 

I have successfully supervised a number of PhDs to completion, among them:

 

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’

 

Stefana Djokic, ‘Art and politics: the role of art in US-Yugoslav relations during the Cold War (1948-1970)’ (Edinburgh)

 

  • Ratchford, Aidan
    Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: Trade and Goodwill Missions 1959-1965

Teaching

Undergraduate

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

Contributor, 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

Contributor, YUGOSLAVIA AND AFTER: THEMES AND CONTROVERSIES

Additional information

At the moment, I am CEES Learning & Teaching Convenor, Honours Convenor, and Quality & Exams Officer. I also serve on the School of Social and Political Sciences Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee and its Learning & Teaching Committee, and the College of Social Sciences Appeals Committee. Finally, I am currently Co-Vice President of UCU Glasgow.

In the past, I was Level 1 convenor or co-convenor in CEES for seven years, and I served on a variety of School committees, including its GTA committee and the Workload Model Review Group.