Mr Kyril Drezov

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733590
Email: k.drezov@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBA1.024
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Kyril Drezov joined Keele University in 1996. He is co-founder and core researcher of the internationally acclaimed Southeast Europe Unit (SEU). As a leading expert on Bulgarian, Macedonian and Balkan politics he has contributed extensively to the BBC World Service and Oxford Analytica and has advised international consultancies, banks, and governments. His publications include ‘'Macedonian identity: an overview of the major claims' in The New Macedonian Question (ed. James Pettifer), Macmillan 1999, ‘Collateral Damage: The Impact on Macedonia of the Kosovo War’ in Kosovo: The Politics of Delusion (eds. M. Waller, B. Gokay and K. Drezov), Frank Cass 2001, and ‘Bulgaria, Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors’ in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe, vol. II (eds. J. Zielonka and A. Pravda), Oxford University Press 2001.

He is co-chair of the Keele Southeast Europe Unit .

  • Communism and Post-Communism
  • The Contemporary Politics of Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
  • Balkan Politics and International Relations
  • Bulgarian and Macedonian Politics
  • Modernisation and Nationalism in Eastern Europe and the Balkans
  • The Political Thought of Nikolay Danilevskiy (1822-1885)
  • Traditional and Modern Panslavism
  • Realism and Balance of Power in International Relations

Selected Publications

  • Drezov KTH. 2015. Bulgarians in Macedonia and Macedonians in Bulgaria - Do They Exist?. LSE European Institute LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe. link>
  • Drezov KTH. 2014. The European Parliament elections in Bulgaria are likely to reinforce the country’s political stalemate between left and right. link> link>
  • Drezov KTH. 2013. Hard Bargaining amongst Friends: An Overview of Contemporary Russian–Bulgarian Relations. Russian Analytical Digest, vol. 125, 11-14.
  • Drezov KTH. 2013. A Neighbour in Turmoil: Two Waves of Popular Protest in 2013 Bulgaria. In Reflections on Taksim - Gezi Park Protests in Turkey. Gokay B and Xypolia I (Eds.). Journal of Global Faultlines.
  • Drezov K. 2009. Bulgaria and the Western project. link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • DREZOV KTH. Waller M, Drezov K, Gokay B (Eds.). 2001. Kosovo: the Politics of Delusion. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Drezov KTH. 2013. Hard Bargaining amongst Friends: An Overview of Contemporary Russian–Bulgarian Relations. Russian Analytical Digest, vol. 125, 11-14.

Chapters

  • Drezov KTH. 2013. A Neighbour in Turmoil: Two Waves of Popular Protest in 2013 Bulgaria. In Reflections on Taksim - Gezi Park Protests in Turkey. Gokay B and Xypolia I (Eds.). Journal of Global Faultlines.
  • Drezov KTH. 2001. Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary dependence on external actors. In Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Vol.11, International and Transnational Factors. Zielonka J and Pravda A (Eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.
  • Drezov KTH. 2001. Collateral Damage: The impact on Macedonia of the Kosovo War. In Kosovo: The Politics of Delusion. Waller M, Drezov K, kay BG (Eds.). Frank Cass, London and Portland, USA.
  • Drezov K. 2001. Macedonian identity: an overview of the major claims. In The New Macedonian Question. Pettifer J (Ed.). Palgrave.

Other

  • Drezov KTH. 2015. Bulgarians in Macedonia and Macedonians in Bulgaria - Do They Exist?. LSE European Institute LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe. link>
  • Drezov KTH. 2014. The European Parliament elections in Bulgaria are likely to reinforce the country’s political stalemate between left and right. link> link>
  • Drezov K. 2009. Bulgaria and the Western project. link>
  • Balkan Politics and Society
  • The European Union and Eastern Europe

I am able to supervise research students on the following topics:

Communism and post-Communism; Balkan politics and IR; Bulgarian, Macedonian and Southeast European politics

Please see my research and scholarship for more details about my area of expertise.

Further information is available about studying in SPIRE, including funding available for pursuing a doctoral research degree.