Gëzim Krasniqi

From Unearthing The Music

Dr Gëzim Krasniqi, photo taken from the University of Edinburgh website.

Dr Gëzim Krasniqi is a Lecturer in Nationalism and Political Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Selected publications


  • Albanian Nationalism(s) and Power Struggles in Kosovo: The Rise of a Polycentric Nation. Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming.
  • with Dejan Stjepanović, Uneven Citizenship: Minorities and Migrants in the Post-Yugoslav Space (edited volume), London, Routledge, 2015.


  • 'Contested States as Liminal Spaces of Citizenship: Comparing Kosovo and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,' (2019) Ethnopolitics, 18:3, 298-314.
  • 'Contested territories, liminal polities, performative citizenship : a comparative analysis,' (2018) EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2018/13.
  • 'Albanian Citizenship Configurations in the Balkans,’ (2017) Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 6:1, 49-64.
  • co-authored with Gent Cakaj, ‘The role of minorities in the Serb-Albanian political quagmire,’ in Kosovo and Serbia: Contested Options and Shared Consequences, edited by Leandrit Mehmeti and Branislav Radeljic (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2016), 149-167.
  • ‘Equal citizens, uneven communities: differentiated and hierarchical citizenship in Kosovo,’ (2015) Ethnopolitics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 197-217.
  • co-authored with Dejan Stjepanović, ‘Uneven Citizenship: Minorities and Migrants in the Post-Yugoslav Space,’ (2015) Ethnopolitics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 113-20.
  • co-authored with Mehmet Musaj, ‘The EU’s ‘Limited Sovereignty – Strong Control’ Approach in the Process of Member State Building in Kosovo,’ in The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans, edited by Soeren Keil and Zeynep Arkan (London: Routledge, 2015), 140-62.
  • ‘Foreign Policy as a Constitutive Element of Statehood and Statehood Prerogative: The Case of Kosovo’, in The Foreign Policies of Post-Yugoslav States: From Yugoslavia to Europe, edited by Soeren Keil and Bernhard Stahl (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 198-219.
  • co-authored with Isa Blumi, ‘Albanians' Islam(s)’ in The Oxford Handbook of European Islam, edited by Jocelyne Cesari (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 475-516.
  • ‘Revisiting nationalism in Yugoslavia: an inside-out view of the Nationalist Movement in Kosovo’ in Debating the End of Yugoslavia edited by Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer (London: Ashgate, 2014), 225-39.
  • ‘State Borders, Symbolic Boundaries and Contested Geographical Space: Citizenship Struggles in Kosovo’ (2013) Transitions Vol. 52, No. 2, 29-51.
  • ‘’Quadratic Nexus’ and the Process of Democratization and State-Building in Albania and Kosovo: A Comparison’ (2013), Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 41, No. 3, 395-411.
  • ‘Overlapping Jurisdictions, Disputed Territory, Unsettled State: The Perplexing Case of Citizenship in Kosovo’ in Citizenship after Yugoslavia, edited by Jo Shaw and Igor Stiks (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2013), 69-82.
  • ‘Unpacking Post‐Communist Socio‐Political Transformations in the Western Balkans: A Citizenship‐Centred Approach’ (2012) Südosteuropa Vol. 60, No. 4, 555‐564.
  • ‘Overlapping jurisdictions, disputed territory, unsettled state: the perplexing case of citizenship in Kosovo’ (2012) Citizenship Studies Special Issue: Citizenship in the New States of South Eastern Europe, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, 353 - 366.
  • ‘’For Democracy — Against Violence’: A Kosovar Alternative’ in Resisting the Evil: [Post-]Yugoslav Anti-War Contention, edited by Bojan Bilic and Vesna Jankovic (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft | Southeast European Integration Perspectives, vol. 7, 2012) 83-103.
  • 'Socialism, National Utopia, and Rock Music: Inside the Albanian Rock Scene of Yugoslavia, 1970–1989' (2011) East Central Europe Vol. 38. No. 2-3, 336–354.
  • 'The ‘forbidden fruit’: Islam and politics of identity in Kosovo and Macedonia' (2011) Southeast European and Black Sea Studies Vol. 11, No.2, 191-207.
  • 'The International Community’s Modus Operandi in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo: A Critical Assessment' (2010) Südosteuropa Vol. 58, No 4, 520-541.
  • ‘Defective alike, yet not equal; Cyprus, Taiwan and Kosovo,’ Journal of Human Rights and Policy, Vol 2, No. 1 (July 2009), 49-60.