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Besnik Pula

Affiliated Faculty, Government and International Affairs (GIA)
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Major Williams Hall 220
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Russian, Eurasian and East Europe Studies, Georgetown University
  • B.A., Political Science (honors), Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Globalization Under and After Socialism: The Evolution of Transnational Capital in Central and Eastern Europe (Stanford University Press, 2018). 
  • “What Makes Firms Competitive? States, Markets, and Organisational Embeddedness in Competitive Firm Restructuring in Postsocialist Economies,” New Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 4 (2018), pp. 458-474. “
  • “Institutionalizing a Weak State: Law and Jurisdictional Conflict Between Bureaucratic and Communal Institutions in the Albanian Highlands,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 57, No. 3 (2015), pp. 637-664.
  • Global and Comparative Political Economy
  • Post-Communist Transformations
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Skill Formation Regimes