Ivan Gusic

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Lund University

Research Profile

I mainly do research on the war-peace nexus, postwar cities (e.g. Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar, Mitrovica, Nicosia, etc.) as well as how different forms of urban violence connect (or not) to armed conflict.

Bosnian, English, Croatian, Serbian, Swedish


Gusic, Ivan (2019). Contesting peace in the postwar city: Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar. Palgrave

Peer-reviewed articles & book chapters

Gusic, Ivan (forthcoming 2019). "Divided cities", in Oliver Richmond & Gezim Visoka eds. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave.

Gusic, Ivan, Emma Elfversson & Kristine Höglund. (2019, forthcoming). “The spatiality of violence in postwar cities". Third World Thematics 4(2-3), pp. 81-93.

Gusic, Ivan (2019). “The spatiality of the postwar condition: a study of the city of Mitrovica”. Political Geography 71(May), pp. 47-55.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2016) "Sites of friction: governance, identity, and space in Mostar", in Annika Björkdahl et al. Peacebuilding and friction: global and local encounters in post-conflict societies, pp. 84-102.

Gusic, Ivan (2015) "Contested democrac(ies): disentangling understandings of democratic governance in Mitrovica", in Annika Björkdahl and Lisa Strömbom eds. Divided cities: governing diversity, Nordic Academic Press, pp. 215-234.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2015) "'Global’ norms and ‘local’ agency – frictional peacebuilding in Kosovo", Journal of International Relations and Development 18, pp. 265-287.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2013) "The divided city: a space for frictional peacebuilding", Peacebuilding 1(3), pp. 317-333.