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BOOK PUBLICATION

• From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Process: How NGOs Cleaned Up The Global Diamond Industry. Ashgate: Farnham Surrey, UK. (2010)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

• “The Bulgarian Educational System and Gender Segregation in the Labour Market” (with Christian Imdorf, Rumiana Stoilova, and Pepka Boyadjieva), European Societies 18(2): 158-179. (2016)

• “Giving in Bulgaria: a non-profit sector in transition” (with Neven Valev), in Palgrave Research Companion to Global Philanthropy, edited by Pamala Wiepking and Femida Handy, Palgrave MacMillen: New York. (2015)

• “Environmental Concern in Bulgaria: The Role of Social Trust” (with Rumiana Stoilova) in Sustainability Potential of the European Semi-periphery: Exploring the relationships between environment, society and economy, edited by Dinka Marinović Jerolimov and Mladen Domazet, Institute for Social Research Zagreb and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hrvatska. (2014)

• “Corporate Social Responsibility” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer, Wiley Blackwell: Hoboken. (2015; 2012) - access PDF here

• “Kimberley Process” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer, Wiley Blackwell: Hoboken. (2015; 2012) - access PDF here

• “Trading Diamonds Responsibly: Institutional Explanations for Corporate Social Responsibility” (with John Boli), Sociological Forum 26 (3): 501-526. (2011)

• “Nature Protection and Sustainable Development in Bulgaria: The Stratified Public View” (with Rumiana Stoilova), Sociological Problems Vol. 3 (In Bulgarian). (2011)

• “The Roles of NGOs in the Kimberley Process” Globality Studies Journal, No. 20. (2010)

• “Globalization and Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria: Local Implementation of Global Standards” in International Geography and Regional Development Conference Proceedings, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. (2010)

• “The Quest for Regulating the Global Diamond Trade” International Catalan Institute for Peace Working Paper Series No. 5. (In English, Spanish, and Catalan). (2009)

• “International Nongovernmental Organizations” Strategies and Frames in the Campaign against Conflict Diamonds” Journal of Ethics in Leadership Vol.2(1). (2006)

• “Globalization” (with John Boli and Michael Elliott), in Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective, edited by George Ritzer, Newbury Park, CA: Sage. (2003)

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

• “Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation: Case Study Evidence from Bulgaria and Switzerland” (with Christian Imdorf) - under review

• “Why educational systems matter for gender segregation in education and employment. Bulgaria and Switzerland compared” (with Christian Imdorf and Melina Heiniger) - under review

• “How Trust Shapes Global Action Networks: Evidence from the Kimberley Process” (with Steve Waddell) 

• “In Charities We Trust: The Effects of Institutional and Organizational Trust on Philanthropic Giving” (with Neven Valev)



PRESENTATIONS

• “Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation: Case Study Evidence from Bulgaria and Switzerland” (with Christian Imdorf). Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies SLLS Conference. Dublin, Ireland. October 19-21, 2015.

• “Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation” (with Christian Imdorf). Education and Work: (Un-) equal Transitions with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Basel. Sofia, Bulgaria. September 24-25, 2015.

• "Trust, Concern and Support for Environmental Initiatives in Bulgaria" (with Rumiana Stoilova). Civil Society, Politics, Solidarity. (organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation). Sofia, Bulgaria. October 28-29, 2013.

• “Environmentalism in Bulgaria” (with Rumiana Stoilova) 1st Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. Regensburg, Germany. June 27-29, 2013.

• “Education Systems and Gender Stratification in Bulgaria” (with Christian Imdorf, Rumiana Stoilova, and Pepka Boyadjieva). Career Orientations, Education Systems and Gendered School-to-Work Transition Conference. (organized by University of Basel’s Institute for Sociology and Center for Gender Studies). University of Basel, Switzerland. November 23-24, 2012.

• “Governing Diamonds: The Kimberley Process and the Diamond Development Initiative”. 3rd International Conference on Research for Development. “Research for Global Transformation” (organized by National Center of Competence in Research North-South). University of Bern, Switzerland. August 20-22, 2012.

• “How Trust Shapes Global Action Networks: Evidence from the Kimberley Process” (with Steve Waddell) 19th Annual Conference on Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks. Wageningen University, the Netherlands. July 2-4, 2012.

• "Individual Dimensions of Ecological Behavior – a Comparative Perspective" (with Rumiana Stoilova) European Science Foundation TransEurope Research Network (5th Workshop) "Transnationalisation and Changing Life Course Inequality in Europe". Sofia, Bulgaria. May 20-21, 2011.

• “The Role of NGOs in the Kimberley Process”. Modop Research Workshop “Beyond the resource curse, new dynamics in the management of natural resources: new actors and concepts” (organized by Modus Operandi, The University of Amsterdam, The Network University, and the European Science Foundation). Paris, France. November 3-4, 2011.

• “Globalization and Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria: Local Implementation of Global Standards.” International Geography and Regional Development Conference. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. October 14-15, 2010.

• “Trading Diamonds Responsibly: Institutional Explanations for Corporate Social Responsibility” (with John Boli) American Sociological Association Meetings. San Francisco, California. August 8-11, 2009.

• “Campaigning Against Conflict Diamonds – Negotiating the Kimberley Process: A Life-Course Approach to Transnational Activism”. Shaping Europe in a Globalized World? Protest Movements and the Rise of a Transnational Civil Society. University of Zürich, Switzerland. June 23-26, 2009.

• “Beyond Watchdogs: The Roles of NGO’s in the Campaign Against Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.” Global Studies Association Meetings. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. May 8-10, 2009.

• “Can global multi-stakeholder initiatives work? The roles of NGOs, industry, and governments in addressing the problem of conflict diamonds.” Annual Southern Sociological Society Meetings. Atlanta, Georgia. April 11-14, 2007.

• “Liberia Sanctions, Conflict Diamonds, and the Kimberley Process.” The Conflict Resolution Program Seminar Series. The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. July 19, 2006.

• “International Social Movements and the Diamond Industry: The Campaign on Blood Diamonds.” International Conference on Global Ethics: Crossing Borders, Joining Hands. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. October 24-26, 2004.

• “International Social Movements and the Diamond Industry: The Campaign on Blood Diamonds.” Annual Southern Sociological Society Meetings. Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-17, 2004.

• “Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation: Public Policy, Labor Market Structures, and Welfare State Regimes.” Department of Sociology, Emory University. Atlanta, Georgia. April 11, 2003.

• “Female Labor Force Participation and Welfare State Regimes.” Annual Southern Sociological Society Meetings. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 26-29, 2003.