Tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland
acceptance of diversity. In this context, ethno-religious conflict would potentially
imply forging war not only against friends and neighbours – as was the tragic case
in former Yugoslavia – but also against one’s next of kin.22 This, however, is particularly unlikely in a society where kinship remains the basis of identification, social
cohesion and everyday life, and implies deep historical knowledge23 and a central
reference point for belonging.
What are the implications of the encounter between European Union (EU)
multicultural policies and this historic and