Predstavljanje knjige Ulfa Brunnbauera ‘Globalizing Southeastern Europe. Emigrants, America, and the State since the Late Nineteenth Century‘ u Firenci

European University Institute


Book Presentation: Globalizing Southeastern Europe


Dates: Mon 23 Jan 2017 17.00 – 19.00


Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati 


At the end of the nineteenth century, Southeastern Europe became a major source of emigrants to overseas countries, in particular the United States. This massive movement of people ended in 1914 but remained consequential long thereafter, with emigration creating networks, memories, and attitudes that shaped social and political practices in Southeastern Europe long after the emigrants had left. “Globalizing Southeastern Europe: Emigrants, America, and the State since the Late Nineteenth Century” reconstructs the political and socioeconomic impact of emigration on Southeastern Europe and, in contrast to migration studies’ traditional focus on immigration, concentrates on the sending countries. The book provides a comparative analysis of the socioeconomic causes and consequences of emigration and argues that migrant networks and emulation effects were crucial for the persistence of migration inclinations. This book examines the state’s role in the emigration story and discusses political responses towards emigration by governments in the region before 1914. It also analyses state strategies for trans-territorial nation building in the interwar period and during state socialism.


Affiliation: Department of History and Civilization

Type: Lecture

Organiser: Professor Pavel Kolar (EUI)

Speaker: Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer (University of Regensburg)

Attachment: Flyer



Knjiga je predstavljena i u Zagrebu 12. travnja 2016.