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Wintzer, Jeannine und Béla Filep (eds.) (2018): Geographie als Grenzüberschreitung. Festschrift für Doris Wastl-Walter. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern, Volume 66.

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Filep, Béla (2016). The Politics of Good Neighbourhood. State, Civil Society and the Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe. Border Regions Series. London: Routledge.

Filep  Béla (2016). Geographie: Seminar «Politische Geographie». In: Herweg  K, Lundsgaard Hansen L, Zimmermann AB, Tribelhorn T, Hammer T,Tanner RP, Trechsel L, Kläy A, (Hg.) Nachhaltige Entwicklung in die Hochschullehre integrieren – Ein Leitfaden mit Vertiefungen für die Universität Bern. Vertiefung 2: Fallbeispiele. Bern: Universität Bern, Vizerektorat Qualität, Vizerektorat Lehre, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Bereich Hochschuldidaktik & Lehrentwicklung, und Bern Open Publishing (BOP), pp. 28–31. DOI: 10.7892/boris.82667

Filep, Béla (Hg.) (2015). Grenzen und Minderheiten in Ostmitteleuropa. Feldkursbericht Slowakei/Ukraine. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern

Takács, Zoltán; Tátrai, Patrik; Erőss, Ágnes; Filep, Béla and Dušan Ristić (2014): Tanulmányi célú migráció: a vajdasági hallgatók esete (educational migration: the case of students from Vojvodina). In: Takács, Zoltán and András Ricz (eds.): Regionális Kaleidoszkóp. Regionális Tudományi Társaság, Szabadka, pp. 279-289.

Filep, Béla (2014): Das Nachleben des Totalitarismus. Eine persönliche Reise in die Seelenlandschaften Osteuropas. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 169, p. 6. Review of: “Der Geschmack von Asche. Das Nachleben des Totalitarismus in Osteuropa” (Marci Shore, 2014) C.H. Beck München. Translation of: “The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe” Broadway Books, New York.


Journal articles

Filep, Béla; Váradi, Monika M.; Takács, Zoltán; Erőss, Ágnes; Nagy, Imre; Tátrai, Patrik and Doris Wastl-Walter (2013): Ungarische Migranten in Ungarn In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft 155, 148-170.

Váradi, Monika Mária; Wastl-Walter, Doris; Filep, Béla and Irén Gábrity Molnár (2013): Bevezető: utak és úton lévők. Introduction to the Special Issue „Itthonok-otthonok – új otthonok: migráns élethelyzetek a Vajdaságban és Magyarországon a délszláv háború után“. In: Tér és Társadalom 27 (2), 3-34.

Filep, Béla; Wastl-Walter, Doris; Erőss, Ágnes; Tátrai, Patrik and Monika M. Váradi (2012): Stratégie éducative ou stratégie migratoire? Etudiants de Voïvodine en Hongrie. In: Géo-Regards 4, 169-186.

Filep, Béla; Erőss, Ágnes; Tátrai, Patrik; Rácz, Katalin; Váradi; Monika Mária and Doris Wastl-Walter (2011): Tanulmányi célú migráció, migráns élethelyzetek: vajdasági diákok Magyarországon. In: Tér és Társadalom, 25 (4), 3-19.

Filep, Béla (2009): Interview and translation strategies: coping with multilingual settings and data. In: Schlottmann, Antje and Matthew Hannah (eds.): “Lost in translation? Inter-kulturelle Forschungs- und Publikationspraktiken in kritischer Betrachtung – A critical engagement with intercultural research and publication practices”, Social Geography, Special Issue, 4, 59-70.


Monographs

Filep, Béla (2016). The Politics of Good Neighbourhood. State, Civil Society and the Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe. Border Regions Series. London: Routledge.

Filep, Béla (2009): Cooperating Regionalist and Autonomy Movements in Europe: The Incentives and Effects of Transnational Networks. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken.

Filep, Béla (2006): Zur diskursiven Konstruktion des ungarisch-rumänischen Miteinander, Nebeneinander und Gegeneinander in Siebenbürgen. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern; Forschungsbericht, 222 pages.


Edited volumes

Wintzer, Jeannine und Béla Filep (eds.) (2018): Geographie als Grenzüberschreitung. Festschrift für Doris Wastl-Walter. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern, Volume 66.

Filep, Béla; Váradi, Monika M.; Walter, Martin and Rudolf Wastl (eds.) (2013): Grenzüberschreitende Nachbarschaften – Festschrift für Doris Wastl-Walter. Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften 29.

Wastl-Walter, Doris (ed.) (2011): The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies. Ashgate, Farnham. Deputy Editor.

Filep, Béla; Kovács, András; Sikos, Tamás T. and Doris Wastl-Walter (eds.) (2010): Creating economic and social neighbourhoods across political borders. Komárom.


Book chapters

Filep, Béla (2013): The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: On the Role of the State and Civil Society and the Importance of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe. In: Kotolácsi Mikóczy, Ilona (ed.): Reconciliation – the Central European Road to a Prosperous Future. Charta XXI Association, Budapest/Brussels, pp. 76-81.

Filep, Béla (2013): Sprache als Mittel der „Grenzüberschreitung“ – von Hürden und vom „Brücken bauen“ in multikulturellen Regionen der Slowakei und Serbiens. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 114-125.

Filep, Béla; Kocsis, Károly; Erőss, Ágnes and Patrik Tátrai (2011): On Linkages and Barriers: The Dynamics of Neighbourhood along the State Borders of Hungary since EU Enlargement. In: Armbruster, Heidi and Ulrike Hanna Meinhof (eds.): Negotiating Multicultural Europe: Borders, Networks and Neighbourhoods. Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 69-93.

Filep, Béla and Doris Wastl-Walter (2011): Die Vojvodina und ihre Nachbarn auf dem steinigen Weg zu guter Nachbarschaft (The Vojvodina and its Neighbours on the Rocky Road to Good Neighbourhood). In: Wastl-Walter, Doris and Horst Haselsteiner (eds.): Mosaik Europas. Die Vojvodina. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. Main, 88 pp. 147-174.

Filep, Béla (2011): Ökonomische Transformation in der Vojvodina (Economic Transition in the Vojvodina). In: Wastl-Walter, Doris and Horst Haselsteiner (eds.): Mosaik Europas. Die Vojvodina. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. Main, pp. 175-204.

Filep, Béla (2010): Fizikai és mentális határok változása az „új” Európa határrégióiban: Komárom és Révkomárom példája. In: Beszteri, Béla; Majoros, Pál and Tamás Zimler (eds.): Magyarország határ menti térségeinek és városainak fejlődése a rendszerváltás és Európai Uniós tagságunk következtében. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Veszprém.

Filep, Béla and Doris Wastl-Walter (2006): (Re)Constructing the Difference: Hungarian and Romanian Identity in Transylvania. In: Györi, Róbert and Zoltán Hajdú (eds.): Kárpát-medence: Települések, tájak, régiók, térstruktúrák. Dialóg Campus Kiadó, Budapest-Pécs. 214-235.


Other publications

Filep, Béla; Váradi, Monika M.; Wastl, Rudolf and Martin Walter (2013): Einführung der Herausgeber. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 11-14.

Filep, Béla (2012): The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: State, Civil Society and the Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe. PhD Dissertation. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern.

Filep, Béla; Wastl-Walter, Doris; Cvetanović, Milan; Erőss, Ágnes; Gábrity, Eszter; Gábrity-Molnár, Irén; Kicošev, Saša; Kocsis, Károly; Nagy, Imre; Rácz, Katalin; Takács, Zoltán; Tátrai, Patrik and Váradi, Monika (2011): Transnationale Migration und grenzüberschreitende Mobilität als Einflussgrössen der Regionalentwicklung im ungarisch-serbischen Grenzraum. In: Grazer Schriften der Geographie und Raumforschung, 46, 247-262.

Wastl-Walter, Doris; Bäschlin, Elisabeth und Béla Filep (eds.) (2006): Slowakei. Exkursionsbericht. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern.

Riaño, Yvonne; Nadia Baghdadi und Béla Filep (eds.) (2005): Bilder von AusländerInnen in Alltagsdiskursen von SchweizerInnen. Forschungsbericht, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern.

Bäschlin, Elisabeth und Béla Filep (eds.) (2005): Montenegro. Exkursionsbericht. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern.

Filep, Béla (2004): LaOla – Prävention im Sportclub (LaOla – Prevention in the Sports Club). In: Bundesamt für Gesundheit, Swiss Olympic Association, Bundesamt für Sport (eds.): Prävention im Sportclub.

Filep, Béla (2003): Ungarn und seine Nachbarn – ein spannungsvolles Verhältnis. In: Wastl-Walter, Doris; Bäschlin, Elisabeth und Markus Schär (eds.): Ungarn – Staat, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft im Umbruch. Exkursionsbericht, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern. 157 pages.

Translations

Sikos, Tamás T. (2013): Wien – Die Transformation einer traditionsbewussten Stadt und das Erscheinen der Einkaufszentren. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 15-31. Translation from Hungarian (with Zsolt Bottlik, Monika Witeke).

Beluszky, Pál (2013): Flaggschiff oder Wasserkopf? Budapests Bedeutung und Position in Ungarn. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 32-43. Translation from Hungarian.

Berényi, István (2013): Historische Epochen der Raumnutzung im Karpatenbecken. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 44-59. Translation from Hungarian.

Gábrity Molnár, Irén; Kocsis, Károly; Takács, Zoltán and Patrik Tátrai (2013): Migrationsprozesse in der Vojvodina und ihre Vorgeschichte. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 60-77. Translation from Hungarian (with Zsolt Bottlik, Monika Witeke).

Erőss, Ágnes and Monika Mária Váradi (2013): “Kulturell sind wir Ungarn, in der Mentalität Serben” – ungarische Migranten aus der Vojvodina und die Jugopartys. In: Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften, 29, 78-95. Translation from Hungarian (with Zsolt Bottlik, Monika Witeke).


Presentations

16 November 2016
„The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: State, Civil Society and the Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe.“ Book talk at the Department of History, University of Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland.

25 April 2016
„The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: State, Civil Society and the Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe.“ Book talk at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

14 April 2016
„The transnational spaces of mobilization for political self-determination in Europe.“ Paper at the ASN World Convention, Columbia University, New York, USA.

1 April 2016
„The transnational spaces of mobilization for political self-determination in Europe.“ Paper at the AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA.

8 March 2016
„Geographies of mobilization for political self-determination in Europe: Secession and autonomy movements from domestic to transnational activism.“ Paper at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

1 December 2015
„European Election Monitor: Election outcomes in Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.“ Panel with Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Carlos Jalali and Sebastián Royo at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

13 November 2015
„Rationality, Morality, and the Construction of the Self.“ Discussant for a Senior Thesis Conference at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

3 December 2014
„The transnationalization of minority claims in Europe.“ Paper at the Symposium „10 years of EU Eastern enlargement. The geographical balance of a courageous step“ at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

9 October 2014
Opening Address at the international conference „Self-determination in Europe – contemporary challenges of minorities in multinational states“ at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

10 June 2014
„Transnational practices of deserters, students and professionally active persons in the Hungarian-Serbian border region.“ Paper at the ABS World Conference in Joensuu, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia.

8 June 2014
„Ethnic mobilization the democratic way: claims for political self-determination in the European Union.“ Paper at the Workshop „From informal to insurgent governance: modes and transformation of social capital in the Caucasus and beyond“at Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

6 August 2013
„Ethnic Minorities in East Central Europe II. Cultural Capital and the Politics of Good Neighbourhood.“ Paper at the Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) in Kyoto, Japan.

10 April 2013
„Coming (in), going (away), staying (connected) – multicultural Vojvodina as an ‚old‘ and ’new‘ home in the focus of migration, integration and transnationalism.“ Paper at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, USA.

4 December 2012
„The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: State, Civil Society and Enhancement of Cultural Capital in the Serbian-Hungarian Border Region.“ Keynote paper at the Transmig Conference in Subotica, Serbia.

28 February 2012
„The Politics of Good Neighbourhood: State, Civil Society and Enhancement of Cultural Capital in East Central Europe.“ Paper at the AAG Annual Meeting in New York, USA.

15 April 2011
„Building good-neighbourly relations in East Central Europe.“ Paper at the AAG Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA.

24 March 2011
„Tuning the ‚Sound of Eastern Europe‘: The building of good-neighbourly relations in Slovakia and Serbia“. Paper in the framework of the LISD Lunch Seminar Series at Princeton University, USA.

27 April 2010
„Fizikai és mentális határok változása az ‚új‘ Európa határrégióiban“ („The dynamics of physical and mental borders in border regions of the ’new‘ Europe“). Paper at the Conference „Magyarország határ menti térségeinek és városainak fejlődése a rendszerváltás és Európai Uniós tagságunk következtében“ in Komárom, Hungary.

16 April 2010
„Re-inforcing mental and physical borders within the European Union.“ Paper at the AAG Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., USA.

29 January 2010
„Insights from the Austrian-Hungarian, Hungarian- Slowakian, Hungarian – Ukrainian and Hungarian Romanian Border regions.“ Paper at the European Comission in Brussels, Belgium.

3 October 2009
„Re-enforcing mental and physical borders: The Slovak language law and the (almost) visit of the Hungarian president to Slovakia in 2009.“ Paper at the Conference „Searching for Neighbours“ in Catania, Italy.

14 September 2009
„Recent Geopolitical Changes Challenging Neighbourhoods in Culturally Diverse Border Regions.“ Paper at the IGU-PGSG Conference „Borderscapes II – Another brick in the wall?“ in Trapani, Italy.

14 August 2009
„Between Cooperation and Competition – Cross-border and Inter/Intra-ethnic Relations at the Hungarian-Serbian state border.“ Paper at the EUGEO Congress „Challenges for the European Geography in the 21st Century“ in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2 May 2009
„Between Cooperation and Competition – A Comparison of Szentgotthárd-Heiligenkreuz and Komárno-Komárom.“ Paper at the Conference „Creating economic and social neighbourhoods across political borders“ in Komárno, Slovakia.

22 November 2008
„Cross-border Environmental Conflicts: Struggling for Political Participation across Borders.“ Paper at the 6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.

30 May 2008
„Interview and Translation Strategies: Coping with Multilingual Settings and Data.“ Paper at the Conference „Questioning the Field“ in Vevey, Switzerland.

2 April 2008
„Managing Majority-Minority Relations: Hungarian and Romanian Autonomists vs. the Central State in Multiethnic Romania.“ Paper at the International Conference of Political Geography „Space of Politics: Concepts and Scales“ in Reims, France.

21 October 2006
„Changes in Public Administration in Multiethnic Romania: Hungarian and Romanian Perspectives.“ Paper at the IGU-GAPP conference „New tasks, approaches and spatial perspectives in public policy“ in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Outreach

Talks

27 November 2013
European Parliament: „The politics of good neighbourhood: on the role of the state and civil society and the importance of cultural capital“, guest speaker at the Charta XXI reconciliation movement conference in Brussels

29 January 2010
European Commission: „Insights from the Austrian-Hungarian, Hungarian-Slovakian, Hungarian-Ukrainian and Hungarian-Romanian border regions“, presentation of research results in Brussels

Media

November 29, 2013 Appearance in the Magyar Szó national newspaper (Serbia)
December 5, 2012 Appearance in the Magyar Szó national newspaper (Serbia)
December 4, 2012 Appearance on Pannon TV (regional television in Vojvodina, Serbia)
December 4, 2012 Appearance on YuEco (regional television in Vojvodina, Serbia)

Filep, Béla (2018): Wo Autonomie ein Reizwort ist. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 110, p. 9.

Filep, Béla (2014): Annäherung in Ostmitteleuropa jenseits der Klischees. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung 109, 6.

Filep, Béla (2005): Steiniger Boden für die Ungarn. Die im Nordwesten Rumäniens starke Minderheit bekommt den Anspassungsdruck des Zentralstaats zu spüren. In: Der Bund 183, 2

Filep, Béla (2000): Die Theiss ist wieder blau, der Zyanid-Ruf bleibt. In: Der Bund 203, 2.