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Нова национална држава на простору бивше СФРЈ
New National State in the Region of Former Yugoslavia

Author(s): Danijela Lakić
Subject(s): Civil Society, Political history, Government/Political systems, History of Communism, Globalization
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: new national state; national state; nationalism; communism; globalization; SFRJ;

Summary/Abstract: This paper’s issue is the concept of a new national state, which developed at the area of the Balcans as a consequence of the breakup of SFRJ and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. The conditions which have caused the creation of the new national state, its characteristics and challenges it has faced are analyzed in this text. Among a number of factors which influenced the development of new national states, the following factors can be extracted according to their impact: conflict of interests of great forces, the fall of communism, the crisis of federalism, international contradictions, crisis of economic and political system. The essential characteristics of the new national state are nationalism, violence and sanctity, politic and economic instability, the lack of political culture and civil society. Globalization is the greatest challenge that the new national state has faced. The war in the area of former Yugoslavia at the end of the twentieth century and the creation of new national states have shown that globalization has contrary to all beliefs, brought about the strengthening of nationalism and of the new national state.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 121-139
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian