Marko Babić, PhD


My current post is assistant professor (adiunct) at the Institute of European Studies of University of Warsaw. I am also the secretary of the Department of European Subregional Studies at the Institute of European Studies (University of Warsaw). My research and teaching covers contemporary Western Balkans region – geopolitical position, state building processes, ethnic conflicts including such determinants as history and religion. Nevertheless, the axiological problems of the region remain in the main focus of my research interests.




Tuesday 16.45-18.15 p.m. room 11, Bednarska 2/4



2014 - Member of the International Advisory Board of the “Journal of Liberty and International Affairs” (JLIA) published by The Institute for Research and European Studies, Bitola Macedonia

2013 - Member of International Editorial Board of scientific journal “Green Thought” published by the Center for Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development (CEPOR) of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade, Serbia


November 2013 “Perspektywy rozszerzenia Unii Europejskiej o państwa Bałkanów Zachodnich”, Expert opinion (ekspertyza) for the Department of Strategy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

April 2011  Science Po - L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Collège universitaire Campus de Dijon - Europe centrale et orientale, Dijon, France (Lecturer - LLP Erasmus)

Since 2010 Expert in seminars, workshops, roundtables organized by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Centre of Eastern Studies, Konrad Adenauer Foundation.


June 16-28 2014, Lecturer at the Sarajevo 2014 Summer Program in War and Peace (under Balkan Peace Program and Geneva School of Diplomacy), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 16 2014, University of Warsaw – International Conference “Models of State Consolidation in Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe”. Contribution: “Between Modernization and Retraditionalism. The case of Serbia”.

June 12-13 2013, Jagiellonian University, Cracow – International Conference “Macedonia In the 20th and 21th Century – History, Politics, Language, Culture, Media”. Contribution: “Security Problem in Macedonia – Terrorism and Radical Islam”.

April 24-26 2013, International NATO Advanced Research Workshop 984495 „The Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders”, Belgrade, Serbia (participant); (details at:

April 10 2013, University of Warsaw, Conference “The Balkans in the 21st century: Identity. National State. European Integration” (organizer)

September 20-21 2012 – II Polish Congress of Political Scientists, Poznań, Session 76 – Ethnic Dimension of System and Political Transformations in the Balkans. Contribution: The Phenomenon of Ethnicity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

December 8-9, 2011 – The Western Balkans – Between the Past and the Future, University of Lodz, Session 3. Contribution: “NATO and the Yugoslav crisis – Redefinition of a Mission”.

April 7 2011,  Seminar participant (with Marta Szpala  from Centre for Eastern Studies and dr. Rigels Haili from Nicolaus Copernicus University and University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies) at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Seminar was titled: "Kosovo: An European Perspective?" (details at:

December 9-10 2010,  University of Lodz Conference “Bosnia and Herzegowina 15 years after Dayton”, Contribution: “The ‘Dayton’s Bosnia Herzegovina 1995-2010”

November 17-18 2010,  University of Warsaw International Conference „Moslems In Europe”, Faculty of Oriental Studies. Contribution: “Tragedy of a National Identity. Bosnian Moslems”

May 31 2010, Jagiellonian University Seminar „The Balkans. European Dimension”,   Contribution: „Bosnia Herzegovina’s European Perspectives”.

7-8 October 2009, Academy of Humanities International Conference “ The System Transformations in Poland and other Post-communist Countries. Mass Media and Politics”, Pułtusk. Contribution: “Ideology and Political Parties in Serbia – the Ethnic Issues”.

June 6-8 2009, Lodz Academy of International Studies International Conference “Intercultural Communication in the European Context”, Lodz. Contribution: “Language and political disintegration: the case of Yugoslavia”.

May 28-29 2009, University of Maria Sklodowska Curie, Lublin and University of Opole Conference “Poland and Central Europe: Democratization, Consolidation, Europeanization”,  Nałeczów.  Contribution: “The Political Context of the Western Balkans’ Reconstruction”.

May 25 2008, Technical Military Academy Conference “Contemporary European Challenges”, Warsaw. Contribution: “Serbia in the context of European Integration, Threats and Prospects”.

March 2003, Montenegro Academy of Sciences and Art Workshop “The Work of Milovan Djilas”, Podgorica, Montenegro. Contribution:Searching for the truth, Djilas found himself”.



Books (in Polish):

Babić, Marko, “Wolność i władza w systemie komunistycznym: myśl polityczna Milovana Djilasa.”, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa, forthcoming Q1 2015 (Freedom and Power In the Communist System: the Political Thought of Milovan Djilas, University of Warsaw Press),

Babić, Marko, Jakimowicz-Ostrowska, Iwona (eds.), „Bałkany w XXI wieku: Problemy konsolidacji i integracji”, Wydawnictwo  Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2014 (The Balkans in the 21st century: Problems of Consolidation and Integration. University of Warsaw Press)

Babić, Marko, Gołembski, Franciszek (eds.), „Problemy aksjologiczne w relacjach Unii Europejskiej z Bałkanami”, Instytut Europeistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego 2012 (Axiological Problems in relations between the European Union and the Balkans, Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw)


Chapters (In English):

Two Faces of Islam in the Western Balkans: Between Political Ideology and Islamist Radicalization”, in: M. Milošević (ed.), "The Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders", Amsterdam: IOS Press The Netherlands,  2014 At:

“EU Impact on Party Systems. The case of Serbia and Montenegro”. in: E. Kużelewska, D. Kloza, (eds.), Elections to the European Parliament as a Challenge for Democracy, Vol. 2, Warszawa-Białystok: Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS)/Vrije Universiteit Brussel 2013

 “The Political Reconstruction of the Western Balkans. Challenges for the European Union”. (co-author with prof. Jacek Wojnicki), in: E. Kużelewska, D. Kloza, (eds.), The Challenges of Modern Democracy and European Integration, Vol. 1, Warszawa-Białystok: Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS)/Vrije Universiteit Brussel 2012

“Language and political disintegration – the case of Yugoslavia”, in: B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, H. Pułaczewska, (eds.), Intercultural Europe: Arenas of Difference, Communication and Mediation”, Cinteues: Fulda University of Applied Sciences; An Interdisciplinary Series of the Centre for Intercultural and European Studies, Vol. 7, Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag 2010

Chapters (in Spanish):

Las relaciones de Polonia con Hungría, Bulgaria, Rumanía, Yugoslavia y Albania, (in:) M. Mizerska-Wrotkowska, J.L. Orella (red.), De fronteras hacia fuera. Polonia, España y sus aliados estratégicos y secundarios en el s. XX, Schedas, Madrid Q1 2015. (Approved for publishing)


Chapters (in Polish):

"Rosja na Bałkanach Zachodnich. Interesy narodowe i wpływy polityczne", In: Babić, M., Jakimowicz-Ostrowska, I. (eds.), „Bałkany w XXI wieku: Problemy konsolidacji i integracji”, Warsaw:  University of Warsaw Press, 2014 (“Russia and the Western Balkans. National Interests and Political Influence”, in: The Balkans in the 21st century. Problems of Consolidation and Integration).

„Viktor Orbán - węgierski buntownik”, in: Miecznikowska, J. (ed.) Politycy europejscy XXI wieku, Toruń: Marszałek Press 2013 („Hungarian Rebel, Victor Orban”, in: European Politicians of 21st Century).

"Węgry" (co-author with dr Mirosław Marciniak) in: K.A. Wojtaszczyk, (ed.), "Systemy polityczne państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej", Vol. II, Warsaw: Liber 2012 („Hungary” in: “The Political Systems of EU Member-States”, Textbook)

"Aporie tożsamości. Serbowie, Chorwaci i Unia Europejska", in: Babić, M., Gołembski, F., (eds.) "Problemy aksjologiczne w relacjach Unii Europejskiej z Bałkanami", Warsaw: Instytut Europeistyki WDiNP Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego 2012 (Aporias of Identity. Serbs, Croats and the European Union. In: Axiological Problems In the European Union-Balkans’  Relations, Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw)

"Chorwacja i proces akcesyjny do Unii Europejskiej. Wybrane problemy konstytucyjne.", in: Nowak-Far, A. (ed.), "Integracja Bałkanów Zachodnich z Unią Europejską", Warsaw: Szkoła Główna Handlowa SGH/Katedra Europeistyki WDiNP Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Poltext Press 2012 (Croatia and The Process of Accession to the European Union. Selected Constitutional Problems. In: The Western Balkans’ Integration with the European Union).

"Dramat tożsamości narodowej. Muzułmanie bośniaccy", in: Widy-Behiesse, M. (eds.) "Islam w Europie. Bogactwo różnorodności czy źródło konfliktów",  Warsaw: Dialog Press 2012 (Tragedy of a National Identity: The Bosnian Moslems”, in: Islam in Europe. The Wealth of Diversity or a Source of Conflict").

"Dylematy tożsamości jako źródła (nie)porozumienia. Bałkany i Unia Europejska.", in:  F. Gołembski, P. Borkowski, (eds.) "Problemy tożsamości w jednoczącej się Europie", Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press, 2011 (Identity Dilemmas as a Source of (mis)understanding. Balkans and the European Union. In: Identity Problems in the unifying Europe).

„Węzeł gordyjski – 15 lat daytonowskiej BiH”, in: Chmielewski, P., Szczesio S., (eds.) "Bośnia i Hercegowina 15 lat po Dayton. Przeszłość, teraźniejszość, przyszłość", Centrum naukowo-badawcze "Bałkany na przełomie XX / XXI wieku", Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego 2011 (The Gordian Knot – 15 years of the Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina”, In: Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 years after Dayton. Past, Present and Future).

Modernizacja. Demokratyzacja. Konsolidacja. Problemy demokracji w Serbii na przełomie wieków” in: Koseski, A., Wojnicki J., (eds.), „Transformacje systemowe w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej – 20 lat doświadczeń”, Pułtusk: Akademia Humanistyczna im. Aleksandra Geysztora 2011 (Modernization, Democratization, Consolidation:  The Problems of Democracy In Serbia at the Turn of the Century”, in: "The System Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe - 20 years of experience").

„Bośnia i Hercegowina w perspektywie członkostwa w Unii Europejskiej. Wybrane problemy”, in: Popławski, D., (ed.), „Państwa naddunajskie a Unia Europejska”, Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, Warsaw: Aspra Press 2010 (Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Membership Perspectives. Selected Problems.)

„Polityka symboli i ideologia. Serbska scena polityczna”, in: Chałubiński, M., Wojnicki, J. (eds.) "Transformacje systemowe w Polsce i innych krajach postkomunistycznych", Pułtusk: Akademia Humanistyczna im. Aleksandra Gieysztora  2010 (Politics, Symbols, Ideology. The Serbian Political Scene” in: The System Transformations in Poland and Other Post-Communist Countries).

“Bośnia i Hercegowina – specyfika systemu politycznego”, in: Popławski, D., Małe państwa Europy”, Wydział Dziennikarstwa i Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warsaw: Aspra Press  2009 („Bosnia and Herzegovina – Specificity of the Political System”, in: Small Countries of Europe).

Serbia w kontekście integracji europejskiej (zagrożenia i perspektywy), Współczesne wyzwania europejskie, in: Jagusiak, B. (ed.) Współczesne wyzwania europejskie, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Wojskowej Akademii Technicznej 2008 (“Serbia in the context of European Integration, Threats and Prospects”  in: Contemporary European Challenges, Warsaw: Technical Military Academy Press 2008).


Articles (in English):

Radicals In: International Studies: Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal (ISIPCJ), Faculty of International Studies and Political Science, University of Lodz, (approved for publishing for 2015 issue).

Muslims and Muslim Fundamentalism in Macedonia”, In: Politeja, Faculty of International and Political Relations, Jagiellonian University, Cracow.  Approved for publishing. Forthcoming January 2015

“Understanding the Complexity. Europeanization in the Western Balkans”,  in: “Europeanization Processes”, Horizons of Politics Vol. 5, No. 10, Cracow: The Jesuit University Ignatianum, March 2014 At:

„Some Issues of Regional Security in Southeastern Europe", in: National Security Studies (Studia Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego), Yearbook Vol. 2 (1), Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Wojskowej Akademii Technicznej 2011 (Technical Military Academy Press, Warsaw)


Articles (in Serbo-Croatian):

„Aksiologija i Promjene. Slučaj Poljske.” (Axiology and Changes. The Case of Poland) Yearbook Vol. 5 (5), Fakultet Političkih Nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd 2011 (Belgrade: Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade) At:

“Тражећи правду Ђилас је нашао себе”. Зборник радова “Дјело Милована Ђиласа”, Црногорска Академија Наука и Умјетности, Научни скупови, књига 64, Одјељење Умјетности књига 23, Подгорица 2003  (“Searching for the truth, Djilas found himself”, in: Proceedings “The Work of Milovan Djilas”, Podgorica: Montenegro Academy of Sciences and Art 2003)


Articles (in Polish):

Between Modernization and Retraditionalism. The case of Serbia”. In: Społeczeństwo i Polityka (Pismo Edukacyjne) AH Pułtusk, The issue: “Models of State Consolidation in Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe”, Q4 2014 (approved for publishing)

„Zaklęty krąg sprzeczności: synteza społeczna i interes narodowy w Serbii”, Przegląd Europejski Vol. 2 (28), 2013 („Vicious Circle of Contradictions: Social Synthesis and National Interest of Serbia” in: European Review 2(28), Warsaw: University of Warsaw 2013).

"Bałkanizacja czy europeizacja? Bośnia i Hercegowina w perspektywie europejskiej", in: Filipowicz, M. (ed.), "Konflikty narodowe i europejskie aspiracje państw bałkańskich",  Yearbook of the Institute of Central-Eastern Europe Vol. 9 (2), Lublin: Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej Press 2011 (Balkanization Or Europeanization? Bosnia and Herzegovina In European Perspectives, In: Ethnic Conflicts and European Aspirations of the Balkan States)