Southeast European and Black Sea Studies

(The TQCC of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
The rise of illiberal politics in Southeast Europe34
Erdoğan’s presidential regime and strategic legalism: Turkish democracy in the twilight zone31
Rule of law and democracy in the Western Balkans: addressing the gap between policies and practice23
The political economy behind the gradual demise of democratic institutions in Serbia23
Subnational competitive authoritarianism and power-sharing in Bosnia and Herzegovina20
The Erdoğanization of Turkish politics and the role of the opposition16
Education and post-communist transitional justice: negotiating the communist past in a memorial museum15
Big dreams and small steps: comparative perspectives on the social movement struggle for democracy in Serbia and North Macedonia12
Institutional and symbolic aspects of illiberal politics: the case of North Macedonia (2006–2017)11
Moving towards EU membership and away from liberal democracy10
Reproducing ‘hegemony’ thereafter? The long-term political effects of the Gezi protests in Turkey9
Media in the Western Balkans: who controls the past controls the future9
The elephant in the room: illiberal politics in Montenegro9
Emerging partnership in a post-Western world? The political economy of China-Turkey relations8
Structural weaknesses and the role of the dominant political party: democratic backsliding in Croatia since EU accession8
The discourse ofüst akıl: a search for hegemony in the Turkish media8
European Union membership conditionality: the Copenhagen criteria and the quality of democracy7
Turkey and the Balkans: bringing the Europeanisation/ De-Europeanisation nexus into question7
Social remittances and local development in the Republic of Moldova. A critical analysis of migrants as agents of change7
The European Union’s credibility–expectations gap in its European neighbourhood policy: perspectives from Georgia and Ukraine6
Influencing votes, winning elections: clientelist practices and private funding of electoral campaigns in Albania6
Informality in the Western Balkans: a culture, a contextual rational choice, or both?5
Pro-state paramilitary violence in Turkey since the 1990s5
Foreign aid during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from Turkey5
Predictors of Euroscepticism in six Western Balkan countries5
Soft competitive authoritarianism and negative stability in Kosovo: statebuilding from UNMIK to EULEX and beyond4
Change in political party strategy and organization in Turkey: the Republican People’s Party in government and in opposition4
The Western Balkans and the EU budget: the effects of enlargement4
Rethinking the role of Track Two diplomacy in conflict resolution: the Democratic Progress Institute’s Turkey programme4
The effects of EU conditionality on patterns of policy engagement of civil society organizations in candidate countries4
Turkey’s new identity revisited and its Islamist reflections in North Cyprus4
Talent abroad: a review of Romanian emigrants3
Taking the matter into your own hands: ethnographic insights into societal violence and the reconfigurations of the state in contemporary Turkey3
Turkish foreign aid to Northern Cyprus: a mother’s blessing or curse?3
S400s, sanctions and defiance: explaining Turkey’s quest for strategic autonomy and the US response3
Revisiting the authoritarian pattern in Turkey: transition to presidential system3
Voting, clientelism, and identity: experimental evidence from Montenegro3
Turkish foreign policy in the Balkans amidst ‘soft power’ and ‘de-Europeanisation’3
Social mobility and pro-government mobilization: the case of July 15th pro-government mobilization in Turkey3
Economic voting in Turkey: single- vs. multi-party governments3
Imagining Islam in Kosovo - The social construction of the Kosovar Muslim subject among European political actors3
Displaying the Ottoman past in an ‘old’ museum of a ‘new’ Turkey: The Topkapi Palace Museum3
The Alevi issue and democratic rights in Turkey as seen by young AKP activists: social conflict, identity boundaries and some perspectives on recognition3
Repressed media and illiberal politics in Turkey: the persistence of fear3
How to capture the judiciary under the guise of EU-led reforms: domestic strategies of resistance and erosion of rule of law in Turkey2
Can China promote stability in the Black Sea Region?2
The exclusionary side of (women’s) social citizenship in Southeastern Europe: childcare policy development in Bosnia-Herzegovina and gender, social and territorial inequalities2
The privatization of death: the emergence of private cemeteries in Romania’s postsocialist deathscape2
Between collective and particularistic interests. Ratification of the Prespa Agreement by national parliaments in Greece and North Macedonia2
Criminal and networked state capture in the Western Balkans: the case of the Zemun clan2
Revisiting the authoritarian pattern in Turkey: transition to presidential system2
The politics of neoliberal transformation on the periphery: a critical comparison of Greece and Turkey2
The progression and consolidation of erdoğanist authoritarianism in the New Turkey2
Variants of the ‘underdog culture’ in Greek public opinion: soft and hard-core Russophilia2
Constructing Romania’s foreign policy and security role in its eastern neighbourhood: the cases of Moldova and Ukraine2
Turkey’s public–private partnership experience: a political economy perspective2
How citizens attribute blame for electoral violence: regional differences and party identification in Turkey2
A rival or an awkward partner? Turkey’s relationship with the West in the Balkans2
Spatial diffusion and geographical patterns in the Turkish vote for pro-Islamist parties2
Ethnic distancing through aesthetics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: appraising the limits of art as a peacebuilding tool with a socio-psychological experiment2
Turkish-American strategic partnership: is Turkey still a faithful ally?2