Studies of Transition States and Societies

’Studies of Transition States and Societies’ (STSS) is a fast-growing open-access interdisciplinary journal for the study of transition societies. Published since 2009 it is already indexed in Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, ProQuest, Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) and the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA).

STSS aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange between scholars in all major field of the social sciences with emphasis to sociology and political science. The substantive focus of the journal is on the transitional societies, particularly on the societal and political changes in the post-socialist region. Still articles on other regions are considered as well to enrich the debate about transition in social sciences.

The journal is published biannually whereas the spring issue combines articles of political science and papers in sociology are published in the fall. In addition, collections of articles about a common theme or debate are published as special issues.

STSS is published by School of Governance Law and Society and Institute of International Social Studies, Tallinn University.

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Vol 13, No 1 (2021)

Table of Contents




Rune Steenberg
Jasmin Hasić, Dženeta Karabegović, Bisera Turković
Oliver Scanlan
Azad Namaki, Mohammad Fazeli, Yaghoub Ahmadi

Book Review

The Origins of Informality: Why the Legal Foundations of Global Governance are Shifting, and Why It Matters
Gian Marco Moisé
Socioeconomic Justice: International Intervention and Transition in Post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina
Katarina Kušić