Territoriality and Citizenship: Membership and Sub-State Polities in Post-Yugoslav Space

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    Abstract

    This article deals with the issue of sub-state citizenship in the post-Yugoslav countries and focuses on the emergence and definitions of membership. The article analyses conceptions of nationhood and territorial compositions of the states, proceeds with the analysis of sub-state entities' governance arrangements and compares conceptions of nationhood and membership in state-wide and sub-state polities. The article identifies four broad categories of sub-state polities and two diverging tendencies in the definition of membership. At one end of the spectrum, there are cases in which membership in regional polities is based on territorial, multi-ethnic and civic principles. At the other end, membership is defined in ethno-national terms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1030-1055
    Number of pages26
    JournalEurope-Asia Studies
    Volume67
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2015

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