Articles by Artan Sadiku

About Artan Sadiku

Artan Sadiku is an activist from Skopje and a doctorate student in political philosophy. His primary interests are theories of the subject, feminism, and radical practices in politics and arts. He works at the Institute of social sciences and humanities in Skopje, where he lectures at the gender and cultural departments and is actively involved with the Leftist movement Solidarnost and Cultural Club Syndicate. He has studied international law and political sciences and he currently works on his thesis on the 'modes of production of subjectivity beyond capitalism'. He writes and publishes in Macedonian and international journals and advocates for political mobilization beyond ethno-national formations, resistance to the neoliberal instruments and politics and a common Balkan alternative to them. His latest publications include "Provocation to a final resistance of truth: ethics of a heretical discourse" and "Contracting a radical democracy in the Balkans: The ‘return of the people’ as a possibility for feminist inauguration of politics".

“Dealing” with Macedonia

We are publishing this article in collaboration with the online journal Bilten, which has made it available in Serbo-Croatian here. The month of September has been widely described in Macedonia as a key defining period for the future of the country. The date for the referendum on accepting the Prespa Agreement on changing of the name of the country to the Republic of Northern Macedonia has been set for the 30th of September. The agreement is sought by both governments as a deal that ends the decades-long dispute over the use of the term ‘Macedonia’ and unlocks the country’s path to its NATO membership and ..

The struggle that holds the future of Macedonia

Macedonia in 2015 has experienced the deepest turmoil in its political history of 24 years of independence. In the last nine years the country has been ruled by a conservative ethnic Macedonian political party – VMRO-DPMNE which in coalition with the Albanian partner – DUI created a particular political model of governance in the Balkan region, termed by many as a hybrid authoritarian regime. Many internal analysts, journalists, political actors and activists have used authoritarian regime, state of dictatorship and even fascism to describe the rule of the increasingly personalized government of the P ..

Macedonia: From the banality of elections to a new political situation

Note from the LeftEast editors: this article has been published in collaboration with the new Balkan web-portal Bilten.org. Original publication in Serbo-Croatian is to be found here. With approaching parliamentary and presidential elections in Macedonia this April a ‘new political situation’ is emerging. After almost nine years of total dominance by the current governing coalition – characterized by twin Macedonian and Albanian ethno-nationalisms – most of those interested in politics here naively hoped that this sort of rhetoric would fade away. This is especially true in light of the devast ..