Books – Monographs

Caspersen, Unrecognized States: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Modern International System (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012)

“An essential addition to the literature, which dispels the myth of unrecognised states as dark spots on the world map.” Political Studies Review

“This book sets the standard in a debate that will remain on the international security agenda for years to come.” Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham

Caspersen, Contested Nationalism: Serb Elite Rivalry in Croatia and Bosnia in the 1990s (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010)

“In this study Caspersen offers a convincing new perspective on the radicalization of nationalism.” Südosteuropa

“This important and pioneering work well illustrates the complexities of nationalist politics and offers a novel conceptual model for its study.”   Slavic Review

Books – Edited

Caspersen and G. Stansfield (eds.) Unrecognized States in the International System (London: Routledge, 2011)

Chapters in edited Books

Caspersen, ‘States without Sovereignty,’ in Unrecognized States in the International System, N. Caspersen and G. Stansfield, eds. (London: Routledge, 2011)

Caspersen, Third Party Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus,’ in Non-Traditional Security Threats and Regional Cooperation in Southern Caucasus, M. Aydin, ed. (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2011)

Caspersen, ‘Ethnic groups’ and ‘Ethnonationalism’ in Encyclopedia of Governance, M. Bevir, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006).

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Caspersen, ‘Degrees of legitimacy: Ensuring internal and external support in the absence of recognition,’ Geoforum 2015, 66: 184-192 (special issue, ‘Producing Legitimacy,’ eds. A. Jeffrey, F. McConnell, and A. Wilson).

Caspersen, ‘The Pursuit of International Recognition after Kosovo,’ Global Governance 2015 21(3): 393-412.

Caspersen, ‘The South Caucasus after Kosovo: Renewed Independence Hopes?’ Europe-Asia Studies 2013 65(1): 929-945.

Caspersen, ‘Regimes and peace processes: Democratic (non)development in Armenia and Azerbaijan and its impact on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,’ Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2012 45(1-2): 131-139 (special issue on post-Soviet de facto states, ed. S. von Steinsdorff).

Caspersen, ‘Democracy, Nationalism and (lack of) Sovereignty: The complex Dynamics of Democratisation in Unrecognised States’ Nations & Nationalism, 2011, 17(2): 337-356.

Caspersen, ‘Playing the Recognition Game: External Actors and De Facto States,’ International Spectator, 2009 44(4): 21-34 (special issue on de facto states, ed. E. Berg)

Caspersen, ‘Separatism and Democracy in the Caucasus’ Survival, 2008 50(4): 113-136.

Caspersen, ‘Between Puppets and Independent Actors: Kin-state involvement in the conflicts in Bosnia, Croatia and Nagorno Karabakh,’ Ethnopolitics, 2008 7(4): 357-372.

Caspersen, ‘From Kosovo to Karabakh: International Responses to De Facto States’ Südosteuropa, 2008 56(1): 58-83 (special issue: ‘Comparing the Balkans’ ed. D. Kostovicova).

Caspersen, ‘Intra-group divisions in ethnic conflicts: From popular grievances to power struggles’ Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 2008 14(2): 239-265.

Caspersen, ‘Belgrade, Pale, Knin: Kin-state control over rebellious puppets?,’ Europe-Asia Studies, 2007 59(4): 621-641.

Caspersen, ‘Contingent nationalist dominance: Intra-Serb challenges to the Serb Democratic Party’ Nationalities Papers, 2006 34(1): 51-69.

Caspersen, ‘Good fences make good neighbours? A comparison of conflict regulation strategies in post-war Bosnia,’ Journal of Peace Research, 2004 41(5): 569-588.

Caspersen, ‘The Thorny Issue of Ethnic Autonomy in Croatia: Serb Leaders and Proposals for Autonomy’ Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 2003 Issue 3.

Caspersen, ‘Elite Interests and the Serbian-Montenegrin Conflict’ Southeast European Politics, 2003 IV (2-3) 104-121.

Other Publications

Caspersen, ‘The Challenges of Solving “Frozen” Conflicts’, European Leadership Network, March 2015

Caspersen, The politics of getting online in countries that don’t exist,’ The Conversation, January 2014

Caspersen, ‘Global Insider: With Little International Support, Unrecognized States Turn to Each Other’ (Q&A), World Politics Review, 26 June 2012.

Caspersen, ‘Standards before Status – Still Relevant?’ The Analyticon (issue on Unrecognized States: International Standards and Status), March 2012.

Caspersen, ‘Mounting Tensions over Nagorno Karabakh,’ Central Asia – Caucasus Institute Analyst, 8 July 2010.