Previous Fora / 2003


Professor George Schopflin

Jean Monnet Professor of Politics, UCL-SSEES, United Kingdom


George Schopflin is the Jean Monnet Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. He is the author of "Politics in Eastern Europe 1945-1992" (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993) and "Nations, Identity, Power" (London: Hurst, 2000 forthcoming) as well as of many other works, including numerous articles on ethnicity and nationhood. He is co-editor of and contributor to "Myths and Nationhood" (London: C. Hurst, 1997). His principal area of research is the relationship between ethnicity, nationhood and political power, with particular reference to post-communism.


Research Interests:

Politics in Central and South-Eastern Europe

(1) theory of post-communist political systems

(2) theories of nations and nationalism, multi-ethnicity and identity; inter-ethnic relations and conflict resolution.


Recent Publications:

  • 'Nations, Identity, Power' (Hurst, 1998, forthcoming)

  • 'Civil society, Ethnizität und der Staat: eine dreiseitige Beziehung', in Emil Brix (editor). 'Civil society in österreich' (Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 1998), pp.47-63 (Editor with Stephano Bianchini)

  • Civil Society, Ethnicity and the State: a threefold relationship - Paper delivered at the conference, Civil Society in Austria, Vienna, 20-21 June 1997 (see:

  • 'State Building in the Balkans: the Dilemmas on the eve of the 21st Century' (Ravenna: Longo, forthcoming) [including 'Jugoslavia: State Construction and State Failure'.