TITLE

Erst der Staat - dann die Nation: Staats- und Nationsbildung in Montenegro

AUTHOR(S)
BIEBER, FLORIAN; WINTERHAGEN, JENNI
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Südost-Europa;2009, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Montenegro is a country without an ethnic majority. No group, not even the titular nation, constitutes more than fifty percent of the population. In addition, the identities of the largest groups - Montenegrins and Serbs - until very recently were overlapping. This feature has been crucial to the process of state- and nation-building, as it forced the political elite - once it decided, rather pragmatically, to strive for independence - to focus on state-rather than on exclusivist nation-building. As a result, the mobilization for independence was not based on ethnic nationalism, as in most other republics achieving independence from former Yugoslavia. Instead, the political elite relied on a civic nationalism that included minorities. This experience is of broader relevance because it demonstrates that ethnically divided societies and fluid identities can be a resource rather than a burden in the process of state- and nation-building.
ACCESSION #
49712878

 

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