Multiethnic Regionalisms in Southeastern Europe

Statehood Alternatives

  • Dejan Stjepanović

Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dejan Stjepanović
    Pages 1-11
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book


This book is based on a comparative study of regionalisms in Croatia’s regions of Dalmatia and Istria as well as Serbia’s Vojvodina. The monograph’s main focus is on regionalist political party strategies since 1990, and within that, each case study considers history and historiography, inter-group relations, economics, and region-building. The analysis demonstrates that many of the common assumptions about the causal determinants of territorial autonomy projects and outcomes, as well as about a teleological and unidirectional path from regionalism to nationalism, do not stand up to scrutiny. The author introduces original concepts such as plurinational, multinational and sectional regionalism to theories of nationalism and territorial politics. This book will appeal to scholars and upper-level students interested in territorial politics, federalism, nationalism and comparative politics. 


Multiethnic Regionalisms politics in Southeastern Europe Comparative Territorial Politics regionalism in Dalmatia regionalism in Istria regionalism in Vojvodina Croatian political history Serbian political history nationalism in Croatia nationalism in Serbia plurinationalism in South East Europe multinationalism in South East Europe territorial politics in South East Europe federalism in Croatia federalism in Serbia comparative South East European politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Dejan Stjepanović
    • 1
  1. 1.Politics & IR, School of Social SciencesUniversity of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

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