Background and activities

Sabrina P. Ramet was born in London, England, to an Austrian mother and a Spanish father, and moved to the USA at age 10.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Stanford University, her MA in International Relations at the University of Arkansas in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Political Science at UCLA in 1981.  She has lived much of her life in Europe, above all in England, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, and, since 2001, Norway.  She is the author of 14 scholarly books (13 published as of January 2018, with one in production) and editor of 36 scholarly books (35 published as of January 2018, with one in production).  In addition to her native English, her books have also appeared in Croatian, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, and Serbian translations.  Her shorter pieces (journal articles and book chapters) have also appeared in Bulgarian, Danish, Japanese, and Slovenian translations.  She has been a frequent visitor to Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia and, in recent years, also Poland.  Her main areas of research are East European history and politics, and religion and politics.  She is currently writing a history of Germany since 1871.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2017) The Catholic Church in Polish History From 966 to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. ISBN 978-1-137-42622-2.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Borowik, Irena. (2017) Religion, Politics and Values in Poland, Continuity and Change Since 1989. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. ISBN 9781137448330.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Christine, Hassenstab; Listhaug, Ola. (2017) Building Democracy in the Yugoslav Successor States, Accomplishments, Setbacks, Challenges since 1990. Cambridge University Press. 2017. ISBN 978-1-107-18074-1.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Valenta, Marko. (2016) Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe. Cambridge University Press. 2016. ISBN 978-1-107-15912-9.
  • Hassenstab, Christine; Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2015) Gender (In)equality and Gender Politics in Southeastern Europe: A Question of Justice (Gender and Politics). Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. ISBN 978-1137462381.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Simkus, Albert Andrew; Listhaug, Ola. (2015) CIVIC AND UNCIVIC VALUES IN KOSOVO History, Politics, and Value Transformation. Central European University Press. 2015. ISBN 978-963-386-073-1.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2014) Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe. Challenges since 1989. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN 978-1-137-33071-0.
  • Listhaug, Ola; Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2013) Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton: Civic and uncivic values. Angelo Longo Editore. 2013. ISBN 978-88-8063-739-4.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Listhaug, Ola; Simkus, Albert Andrew. (2013) Civic and Uncivic Values in Macedonia. Palgrave Macmillan. 2013. ISBN 978-1-137-03333-8.
  • Listhaug, Ola; Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Dulic, Dragana. (2011) Civic and uncivic values - Serbia in the Post-Milosevic era. Central European University Press. 2011. ISBN 978-963-9776-98-2.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Listhaug, Ola. (2011) Serbia and the Serbs in World War two. Palgrave Macmillan. 2011. ISBN 978-0-230-27830-1.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2010) Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989. Cambridge University Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-71616-1.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2007) The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45. Routledge. 2007. ISBN 978-0-415-44055-4.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2007) The Liberal Project & the Transformation of democracy: The Case of Eastern Europe. Texas A&M University Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-58544-575-2.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Matic, Davorka. (2007) Democratic Transition in Croatia: Value-transformation, Education, and Media. Texas A&M University Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1585445875.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2006) The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918—2005. Indiana University Press. 2006. ISBN 0-253-34656-8.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Fink-Hafner, Danica. (2006) Democratic Transition in Slovenia: Value transformation, education, and the media. Texas A&M University Press. 2006. ISBN 1-58544-525-8.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2005) Thinking about Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates about the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Cambridge University Press. 2005. ISBN 0521851513.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Pavlaković, Vjeran. (2005) Serbia since 1989: Politics and Society under Milošević and After. University of Washington Press. 2005. ISBN 0-295-98538-0.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra; Crnkovic, Gordana K.. (2003) Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof! The American Impact on European Popular Culture since 1945. Routledge. 2003. ISBN 0-7425-0000-4.
  • Ramet, Sabrina Petra. (2002) Balkan Babel. The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic. 2002. ISBN 0-8133-3905-7.