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Dr Josip Glaurdic

Dr Josip Glaurdic

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Clare College

Office Phone: 01223 767 244


Dr Josip Glaurdic is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow and a fellow of Clare College. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University. His work is primarily concerned with the European Union, its role in international relations and its policies in Southeastern Europe.

Dr Glaurdic's first book, The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Yale University Press, 2011), analyses the policies of the major Western powers toward former Yugoslavia in the period between 1987 and 1992. Using wide-ranging sources – from the evidence used at The Hague Tribunal to the declassified documents of the CIA and the Foreign Office, as well as more than forty personal interviews with former diplomats and policy makers – The Hour of Europe provides the most comprehensive account of EC/EU and US involvement in the Balkans during the late 1980s and early 1990s with clear policy implications for the future.

Research Interests

International relations, comparative politics, transitions to democracy, Southeastern Europe, European Union, US foreign policy.

Key Publications

The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Yale University Press, 2011), xiv + 418 pages. - Croatian edition: Vrijeme Europe: Zapadne sile i raspad Jugoslavije (Zagreb: MATE d.o.o., 2011), xiv + 438 pages