Luke Hartman

Luke Hartman

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Boston University

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2012 – June 2013)


Democratization, Identity, and the Impact of EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

My project explores the democratic development of the successor states of former Yugoslavia as a function of integration into the European Union. To this end, I shall use discourse analysis to investigate the manner and degree to which the politics of identity influence elites’ decisions to comply with conditionality measures.