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Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe

Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe

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Cambridge University Press, 9/22/2016
EAN 9781107159129, ISBN10: 1107159121

Hardcover, 322 pages, 23.6 x 15.9 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

Southeast European politics cannot be understood without taking ethnic minorities into account. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the politics of ethnic minorities, examining both their political parties and issues of social distance, migration, and ethnic boundaries, as well as issues related to citizenship and integration. Coverage includes detailed analyses of Hungarian minority parties in Romania, Albanian minority parties in Macedonia, Serb minority parties in Croatia, Bosniak minority parties in Serbia, and various minority parties in Montenegro, as well as the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, a largely Turkish party, in Bulgaria.

Part I. Setting the Scene
1. Situating ethnic minorities in post-socialist Southeastern Europe
an introduction Marko Valenta and Sabrina P. Ramet
2. Ethnic politics in post-socialist Southeastern Europe
an overview Janusz Bugajski
3. Social distance toward ethnic minorities in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo
a comparative analysis Zan Strabac and Marko Valenta
Part II. Political Engagements and Formations
4. Ethnic minority parties of Romania Aurel Braun
5. Albanian political parties in Macedonia Zachary T. Irwin
6. The organization and political position of Serbs in Croatia Filip Å kiljan
7. For the love of homeland
Croat ethnic party politics in Bosnia-Herzegovina Jelena Subotić
8. Ethnic minority parties in Montenegro
from marginalisation to integration Kenneth Morrison
9. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms in Bulgaria
beyond the ethnic vote Maria Spirova
10. Bosniak politics in Serbia
the struggle for recognition, emancipation, and historical revisionism Aleksander Zdravkovski
Part III. Ethnic Boundaries and Inclusion and Exclusion of Ethnic Minorities
11. Hungarian society in Romania
political project and practical reality Irina Culic
12. Minority (Serb) returnees to Croatia
reintegration or new immigration? Milan Mesić and Dragan Bagić
13. Nationalizing citizenship
the case of unrecognized ethnic minorities in Slovenia Mojca Pajnik
14. Ethnic boundaries and the position of minority groups in Croatian Istria Marko Valenta, Snježana Gregurović and Zan Strabac
15. Ethnic boundaries and politics in Kosovo Fred Cocozzelli
Part IV. Conclusion
16. Afterword
a few thoughts about autonomy and separatism Sabrina P. Ramet.