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Belarus Identity: Ideals or Trades-off?
Belarus Identity: Ideals or Trades-off?

Author(s): Jovita Pranevičiūtė
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla & VU Tarptautinių santykių ir politikos mokslų institutas

Summary/Abstract: Considering the Belarusian case, scholars try to answer the question why there is no process of nation-building in today’s Belarus, why national identity is so fragmented, why Belarus is called denationalized state, how this influence the political regime and country’s national security. There are numerous competing theories explaining this situation in Belarus. In this article the factors influencing identity formation are analyzed. In this article the author claims that the separate analysis of the interior and exterior as well as ideal and material factors identity formation does not help to explain the situation in Belarus.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 175-211
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English