Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe
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- Sabrina P. Ramet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
- Marko Valenta, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
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Southeast European politics cannot be understood without taking ethnic minorities into account. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the politics of ethnic minorities, examining both their political parties and issues of social distance, migration, and ethnic boundaries, as well as issues related to citizenship and integration. Coverage includes detailed analyses of Hungarian minority parties in Romania, Albanian minority parties in Macedonia, Serb minority parties in Croatia, Bosniak minority parties in Serbia, and various minority parties in Montenegro, as well as the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, a largely Turkish party, in Bulgaria.Read more
- Examines various dimensions of Southeast Europe's ethnic relations, providing a comprehensive overview of the major political parties that represent ethnic minorities in the most ethnically heterogeneous part of Europe
- Furthers understanding of the complex circumstances of ethnic minorities in Southeast Europe and how these minorities seek to protect and advance their interests
- Analyses ethnic boundaries and social distance, examining the sources of prejudice and intolerance and how people can overcome these barriers
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"This fascinating compilation of articles, skillfully edited, introduced and concluded by Sabrina Ramet and Marko Valenta, focuses on the sometimes bewildering character of ethnic minority politics in Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. Using up-to-date data to document ‘social distance' between ethnic groups and the prevalence of ethnically based parties, the authors help us understand the relationship between ethnic problems and the potential solutions to political crises in the region."
Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University, CaliforniaSee more reviews
"An outstanding, thoroughly informative account of the situation of ethnic minorities in post-socialist Southeastern Europe. The collection of case studies transcends pure description and contributes to theoretically informed debate. The chapters span the region and inform the reader without getting lost in detail, while developing a coherent perspective anchored in social theory … The most important contribution of this volume is in overcoming the simplistic proposition that ethnic heterogeneity leads to instability and conflict. Every chapter discovers a whole array of intervening variables between heterogeneity and political outcomes."
Duško Sekulić, University of Zagreb
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- Date Published: June 2016
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Table of Contents
Part I. Setting the Scene:
1. Situating ethnic minorities in post-socialist Southeastern Europe: an introduction Marko Valenta and Sabrina P. Ramet
2. Ethnic politics in post-socialist Southeastern Europe: an overview Janusz Bugajski
3. Social distance toward ethnic minorities in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo: a comparative analysis Zan Strabac and Marko Valenta
Part II. Political Engagements and Formations:
4. Ethnic minority parties of Romania Aurel Braun
5. Albanian political parties in Macedonia Zachary T. Irwin
6. The organization and political position of Serbs in Croatia Filip Škiljan
7. For the love of homeland: Croat ethnic party politics in Bosnia-Herzegovina Jelena Subotić
8. Ethnic minority parties in Montenegro: from marginalisation to integration Kenneth Morrison
9. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms in Bulgaria: beyond the ethnic vote Maria Spirova
10. Bosniak politics in Serbia: the struggle for recognition, emancipation, and historical revisionism Aleksander Zdravkovski
Part III. Ethnic Boundaries and Inclusion and Exclusion of Ethnic Minorities:
11. Hungarian society in Romania: political project and practical reality Irina Culic
12. Minority (Serb) returnees to Croatia: reintegration or new immigration? Milan Mesić and Dragan Bagić
13. Nationalizing citizenship: the case of unrecognized ethnic minorities in Slovenia Mojca Pajnik
14. Ethnic boundaries and the position of minority groups in Croatian Istria Marko Valenta, Snježana Gregurović and Zan Strabac
15. Ethnic boundaries and politics in Kosovo Fred Cocozzelli
Part IV. Conclusion:
16. Afterword: a few thoughts about autonomy and separatism Sabrina P. Ramet.
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