#Balkanization: A Critical Study of Otherness through Twitter

  • Liridona Veliu

Part of the Masters of Peace book series (MAPEAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Liridona Veliu
    Pages 97-99
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 101-134

About this book


Liridona Veliu examines ‘balkanization’ as a long-standing discourse of identity construction, otherness and stereotyping through Twitter. Although deriving from the Balkans and attached to the Balkan Peninsula, the ‘balkanization’ discourse has gained a life of its own. The author challenges its current manifestations shaped by the era of social media and identifies and connects its meanings with deeper processes of historical events. This book denaturalizes ‘balkanization’ as a constructed source of knowledge, approaching the topic embedded in genealogy and deconstructivism, and applies critical discourse analysis as a method of research.

  • Deconstructing the ‘Balkanization’ Discourse
  • ‘The Balkans’ through Genealogy
  • Twitter Mechanism and Data Collection
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Archetypes of Subjectivities
Target Groups
  • Lecturers and students of psychology, political science, peace and conflict studies, sociology
  • Practitioners and researchers in the fields of peace work, international relations, corpus linguistics, media and communication 
The Author
Liridona Veliu is a peace researcher from the MA program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is currently a PhD student at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. Congruently, she is supporting the Erasmus+ European Commission funded project on the creation of the graduate curricula in Peace Studies in Georgia (PESTUGE) as part of the University of Innsbruck staff.


Balkanization The Balkans Twitter Genealogy Critical Discourse Analysis Subjectivities Peace Studies Social Media

Authors and affiliations

  • Liridona Veliu
    • 1
  1. 1.UNESCO Chair and MA Program for Peace StudiesUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-23823-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-23824-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-463X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4648
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