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      Pål Kolstø

Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe

Relying on new quantitative research results, the contributors offer interdisciplinary analyses of symbolic nation-building in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro. Les mer
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Relying on new quantitative research results, the contributors offer interdisciplinary analyses of symbolic nation-building in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro.
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Forlag: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 300
ISBN: 9781472419163
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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«’The contributors to this timely collection of essays analyse brilliantly the complicated and conflicted on-going process of how multi-ethnic republics of an imploded federation search for symbols of their newly independent nation-states. While Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia can refer to traditional, yet partly contested symbols, Macedonia and Kosovo cannot.’ Stefan Troebst, University of Leipzig, Germany ’Much has been written on nationalism in Southeastern Europe, yet we know little about popular attitudes towards the envisioned results of nation-building. Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building fills this void. It is a timely book that provides fascinating empirical information and illuminating analyses. It makes a valuable contribution to the debate on why some nation-building efforts succeed, while others fail.’ Ulf Brunnbauer, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany ’Thanks to an intelligently and rigorously articulated conceptual and methodological framework, these colle»

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Pal Kolsto; Fulfilling the thousand-year-old dream: strategies of symbolic nation-building in Croatia, Vjeran Pavlakovic; Jaws of the nation and weak embraces of the state: the lines of division, indifference and loyalty in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ana Devic; Serbia and the symbolic (re)construction of the nation, Vladan Jovanovic; When two hands rock the cradle: symbolic dimensions of the divide over statehood and identity in Montenegro, Jelena Dzankic; Kosovo: topography of the construction of the nation, Vjollca Krasniqi; Strategies for creating the Macedonian state and nation and rival projects between 1991 and 2012, Ljupcho Risteski and Armanda Kodra Hysa; Status report Albania 100 years: symbolic nation-building completed?, Cecilie Endresen; Conclusions: success and failure of nation-building, structural vs. political factors, Pal Kolsto and Vatroslav Jelovica; Index.
Pål Kolstø is Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oslo and has written extensively on nation-building and ethnic issues in Russia and Eastern Europe.