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Enika Abazi

Enika Abazi obtained her Ph.D. in International Relations from Bilkent University in 2005. She is now the Director of the Paris Peace Research Institute and an adjunct professor of International Studies at the University of Lille (France), while being a tenured Associate Professor of International Relations at the European University Tirana (Albania). She held visiting positions at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences and the Doctoral College, University of Lille; and at the Institute of Political Studies, Sciences Po, Rennes (France). She has been a former research fellow of the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (Denmark) and principal investigator in many research projects at several European research institutions, including Lille Center for sociological and economic research (Clersé, France), Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF, Switzerland), Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP, Greece), Women in Security Studies (WIIS, US), Center for Strategic Research (SAM, Turkey), Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA, Turkey) and Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies (TASAM, Turkey), Albanian Institute of International Studies (AIIS, Albania). She has significant experience in the management of higher education, serving on secondment (temporary assignment) to UNDP as a founding Dean at the University of Durres and later as a Deputy Rector of Research and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the European University Tirana (Albania). She also dealt with issues of Albanian membership to WTO and EU while being from 1991 to 1997 the head of Multilateral and Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs (Albania). Her research interests cover a broad range of topics across international relations, sociology and history, especially on narratives and international representations of war, conflicts and interventions after the Cold War, European integration and politics in Southeast Europe, security challenges and defense reforms, transformation of social sciences and societal crises in post-communist countries, etc. She has presented her work in several international symposia and conferences and she has so far published a couple of books, many book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed and indexed academic journals. She has developed a series of courses taught in English, French and Albanian, such as Peace and War in the Balkans, Geopolitics of International Trade, Theories of European Integration, Ethnic Conflicts, Diplomatic History, International Law in IR, Contemporary Debates in International Relations Theories, etc.

Journal articles21 documents

  • Albert Doja, Enika Abazi. The Mytho-Logics of Othering and Containment: Culture, Politics and Theory in International Relations. International Critical Thought, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2021, 11 (1), pp.130-155. ⟨10.1080/21598282.2021.1886145⟩. ⟨halshs-03157285⟩
  • Enika Abazi. A local account of cultural challenges to Balkan modernization: Metropolitan Belgrade: culture & class in interwar Yugoslavia. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2019, 27 (1), pp.128-130. ⟨10.1080/14782804.2019.1564873⟩. ⟨halshs-02005189⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Doja. Time and narrative: Temporality, memory, and instant history of Balkan wars. Time and Society, SAGE Publications, 2018, 27 (2), pp.239-272. ⟨10.1177/0961463x16678249⟩. ⟨halshs-01412261⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Doja. The past in the present: time and narrative of Balkan wars in media industry and international politics. Third World Quarterly, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017, 38 (4), pp.1012-1042. ⟨10.1080/01436597.2016.1191345⟩. ⟨halshs-01349135⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Albaniens Weg zur Religiosität: Glaube im Wandel. Ost-West : Europäische Perspektiven, 2016, 17 (2), pp.136-142. ⟨halshs-01340927⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Doja. International representations of Balkan wars: a socio-anthropological account in international relations perspective. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016, 29 (2), pp.581-610. ⟨10.1080/09557571.2015.1118998⟩. ⟨halshs-01277214⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Doja. From the communist point of view: Cultural hegemony and folkloric manipulation in Albanian studies under socialism. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Elsevier, 2016, 49 (2), pp.163-178. ⟨10.1016/j.postcomstud.2016.04.002⟩. ⟨halshs-01309745⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Doja. Further Considerations on the Politics of Religious Discourse: Naim Frashëri and his Pantheism in the Course of Nineteenth-Century Albanian Nationalism. Middle Eastern Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2013, 49 (6), pp.859-879. ⟨10.1080/00263206.2013.836495⟩. ⟨halshs-00922488⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Çështja e Kosovës dhe Diplomacia Ndërkombëtare (1991-1999): Një konflikt i parashikueshëm. Studime Historike, Institute of History, Tirana, 2012, 66 (3-4), pp.187-216. ⟨halshs-01202101⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Çështja e Kosovës dhe Diplomacia Ndërkombëtare (1991-1999): Një konflikt i parashikueshëm. Studime Historike, Institute of History, Tirana, 2012, 66 (3-4), pp.187-216. ⟨halshs-01371291⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Tranzicioni dhe shkencat sociale shqiptare: Një qasje kritike.. Politikja, Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana (Albania), 2011, 2, pp.209-215. ⟨hal-01319704⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Kujdes hendekun: Shqipëria në Europë: perspektiva dhe sfida. Politikja, Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana (Albania), 2011, 1, pp.35-47. ⟨hal-01319697⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Tranzicioni i munguar: Deskriptivizmi empiriko-historicist kundrejt qasjes kritiko-analitike në shkencat sociale shqiptare. Polis, 2010, 9, pp.63-76. ⟨halshs-01142307⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Turizmi kulturor e arkeologiïk - roli i tij në zhvillimin ekonomik të Durrësit. Economicus, UET, 2009, 4, pp.145-154. ⟨hal-01552168⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Albania in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges. Eurasian Files (Avrasya Dosyasi): International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2008, 14 (1), pp.229-252. ⟨halshs-01142295⟩
  • Enika Abazi. A New Power Play in the Balkans: Kosovo’s Independence. Insight Turkey, 2008, 10 (2), pp.67-80. ⟨halshs-01142290⟩
  • Enika Abazi. The Role of International Community in Conflict Situation: Which Way Forwards? The Case of the Kosovo Conflict. Balkanologie, Homo balkanicus, 2004, 8 (1), pp.9-31. ⟨halshs-01142029⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Defense Reform of the Albanian Armed Forces: Democratization and Transformation. Connections: The Quartery Journal, 2004, 3 (3), pp.29-38. ⟨10.11610/Connections.03.3.03⟩. ⟨halshs-01142302⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Kosovo Conflict and the Post-Cold War Order: Russia and Turkey Policies. Turkish Review of Balkan Studies, 2002, 7, pp.217-236. ⟨halshs-01340930⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Intrastate Conflicts, International Interventions and their Implications on Security Issues: Case of Kosovo. COPRI Working Papers, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, 2001, 32. ⟨halshs-01340929⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Kosovo: War, Peace and Intervention in a Nutshell. Turkish Review of Balkan Studies, 2001, 6. ⟨halshs-01502313⟩

Books5 documents

  • Enika Abazi, Aldo Bumci, Enri Hide, Albert Rakipi. Security Sector Reform in Albania. 2009, Iniciative for Peacebuilding (IFP): Security Cluster. ⟨halshs-01238710⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Rakipi, Hyseni Dorarta. Albania and European Union: Rethinking EU Integration . AIIS Press, 2008. ⟨halshs-01340936⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Mema Mithat. The potentials of remittances for income generating activities leading to local economic development in Albania: the case of Durres. ILO Press, 2007. ⟨halshs-01238711⟩
  • Enika Abazi, Albert Rakipi. Human security in Albania, with a case study on the energy crisis problems and implications upon human security. AIIS Press, 2004. ⟨halshs-01238714⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Intrastate Conflicts, International Interventions and their Implications on Security Issues, Case of Kosovo. COPRI - Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. Working Papers (32), 2001. ⟨hal-01552167⟩

Book sections8 documents

  • Enika Abazi. Manushaqe të egra për mendime të thella. Albert Doja dhe Shfaqja e Antropologjisë në Shqipëri: Shkrime të zgjedhura në 60-vjetorin e lindjes, përgatitur nga Enika Abazi, Academy of Sciences, pp.5-37, 2019, 978-9928-237-53-8. ⟨halshs-02141466⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Albania: New geopolitics and shifting linkages. The Western Balkans in the World: Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries, eds. Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tsifakis, Routledge, 2019, Area Studies, Politics & International Relations, 9780367197995. ⟨10.4324/9780429243349⟩. ⟨halshs-02266893⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Le comunità epistemiche e il coordinamento delle politiche regionale: il caso per la regione adriatico-ionica. EUSAIR - How to say it? Building a macro-regional awareness in Adriatic-Ionian territories, pp.106-111, 172-175, 198-199, 2016. ⟨halshs-01502332⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Between Facts and Interpretations: Three Images of the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. James Pettifer; Tom Buchanan. War in the Balkans: Conflict and Diplomacy before World War I, I.B.Tauris, pp.203-225, 2016, 978-1-78453-190-4. ⟨halshs-01252639⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Perspektivat dhe sfidat e integrimit të Shqipërisë në Bashkimin Europian. Rakipi, Albert. Shqiperia në marrëdhëniet ndërkombëtare [Mapping Albania's International Relations Since 1912], AIIS Press, pp.361-380, 2013. ⟨halshs-01371299⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Perspektivat dhe Sfidat e Integrimit të Shqipërisë në Bashkimin Europian. Albert Rakipi. Shqipëria në Marrëdhëniet Ndërkombëtare, AIIS Press, pp.361-380, 2013. ⟨halshs-01202106⟩
  • Enika Abazi. Societal Security Dilemma and the Prospect for Cooperation and Conflict in the Balkans: The Case of Kosovo/a. Istvan Hülvely and Imre Lévai. REGIONAL POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF EU ENLARGEMENT East European Regions and Small States in the Changing Architecture of European and Global Integration, 3, ETO PRINT Nyomdaipari Kft., Budapest, pp.93-108, 2004, EUROPEAN STUDIES, 963 9218 86 3. ⟨hal-01552166⟩
  • Enika Abazi. An Institutional Perspective on Security Issues: The Case of Albania. Defense and Security Sector Reform in South East Europe: Insights and Perspectives, 1, DCAF, pp.136-148, 2003, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia: A Self-Assessment Study. ⟨halshs-01340932⟩

Directions of work or proceedings1 document

  • Enika Abazi. Albert Doja dhe Shfaqja e Antropologjisë në Shqipëri: Shkrime të zgjedhura në 60-vjetorin e lindjes, përgatitur nga Enika Abazi [Albert Doja and the Advent of Anthropology in Albania, edited and introduced by Enika Abazi]. Academy of Sciences, 2019, 978-9928-237-53-8. ⟨halshs-02141845⟩