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Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia
Paul Latawski
Martin A. Smith

Schöpflin, however, does not dismiss nationhood, or more specifically ‘ethnicity’, as unimportant to democracy. Indeed he argues that ‘democratic nationhood is composed of three key, interdependent elements: civil society, the state and ethnicity’. The central thrust of his argument is that ‘ethnicity, far from being an exaggerated or pathological condition is essential to certain aspects of nationhood and thus to

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

(‘sincerity’), the limitative criterion sets up a mobile, subjective norm that cannot be defined objectively. Instead, the manifest process of interpretation involved turns the normative criterion into an interplay of differential normalities as it effects a process of repetitive changes and adaptation. Based on specific politics of reading and interpretation, the various approaches to nationhood invoked

in Security/ Mobility
A dialogue with Islam as a pattern of conflict resolution and a security approach vis-à-vis Islamism
Bassam Tibi

process as based on mutual acceptance in terms of each ‘acknowledging the other’s nationhood’, as Herbert Kelman of Harvard, a mediator in the peace process, has put it ( 1992 : 18–38). In this regard we need to ask whether, and in a commitment to peace, the Islamists acknowledge the place of Israel in the Middle East 18 and the right of the Jewish people to sovereignty over the grounds of

in Redefining security in the Middle East
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A European fin de siècle
Sergei Medvedev

South-Eastern Europe. The conflict over Kosovo demonstrated that the east had not yet completed the tasks of modernity, that is, forming nation states, and defining borders. In the age of globalisation and European integration, it has turned out that pockets of violent modern nationhood still exist. Indeed, the Balkans are often interpreted as the reserve of the archaic, reminding one of Jean Baudrillard

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Public presence, discourse, and migrants as threat
Giannis Gkolfinopoulos

, for academic work documenting the foundational character of Greek (Christian) Orthodoxy in contemporary understandings of nationhood see, George Th. Mavrogordatos ( 2003 ) and Elpida Vogli ( 2007 ). 21 Mihalis Nivolianitis, ‘Landing of Illegal Migrants in the Law School’, Ethnos , 25 January 2011

in Security/ Mobility
Alexis Heraclides
Ada Dialla

civilization was judged with reference to religion, technological development, ascribed racial characteristics, economic capacity, political institutions, morality, intellectual competence, and sense of nationhood. 36 Towards the end of the nineteenth century the religious and racial aspects lapsed and emphasis was put on the other ‘minimum standards of civilization’ and in this sense the standard opened the way for the inclusion of Japan and other non-Christian and non

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century