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Stateness and Democratic Consolidation

Lessons from Former Yugoslavia

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  • Comprehensively analyzes nation-building and democratization of the former Yugoslav republics

  • Presents a theoretical framework generally useful for cases of democratization

  • Examines the simultaneous processes of democratization and nation-building associated with war

Part of the book series: Societies and Political Orders in Transition (SOCPOT)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 1-6
  3. Stateness and Democracy

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 21-35
  4. Tracing the Process

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 37-41
  5. The Group of Less Successful Cases

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 53-126
  6. The Group of More Successful Cases

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 127-157
  7. Generalizability of the Theoretical Framework

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 159-187
  8. Conclusion

    • Filip Milačić
    Pages 189-192

About this book

This book argues that the unresolved stateness in the republics of the former Yugoslavia played a key role in determining the course and dynamics of their turbulent democratic transition. To support this claim, the authors develop a series of causal mechanisms. Subsequently, they analyze to what extent these causal mechanisms could be applied to other cases, like the one of Ukraine’s democratization. 

 

The book presents a theoretical framework, as well as conclusions and arguments that are instrumental for the better understanding of the democratization process in general, which could be useful for other countries to avoid the mistakes that were made in the cases of former Yugoslav republics. It, therefore, is a must-read for researchers and scholars of political science, as well as practitioners and policy-makers, interested in a better understanding of democratization, transformation processes, nation-building, and stateness. 

Keywords

  • Nation-building
  • Democratization
  • Transformation
  • Post-communist Europe
  • Ukraine
  • Nationalism
  • War
  • Yugoslav Exceptionalism
  • Development of democracy
  • Regime change
  • Civil society

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Vienna, Austria

    Filip Milačić

About the author

Filip Milačić obtained his Ph.D. at Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany). He is currently a senior researcher in the Vienna based Office Democracy of the Future of Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) and a research affiliate at Democracy Institute of the Central European University (CEU). Previously, he worked for the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as well as at the University of Rijeka, University of Montenegro and in German Bundestag. He was also a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. He is an author of the book Nationalstaatsbildung, Krieg und Konsolidierung der Demokratie: Kroatien, Serbien und Montenegro, Springer: Wiesbaden, 2017. His work was published in many prominent academic journals. He also regularly comments burning issues for various media outlets.

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Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-04822-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)