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Region, State and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe

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Region, State and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe
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Post-communist state transformations in Central and Eastern Europe have been accompanied by an upsurge of identity politics as newly-independent peoples sought to redefine themselves and their place in Europe. National unity has proved elusive in practice as new democracies have debated constitutional and territorial-administrative changes to prepare for the challenges of "returning to Europe" while at the same time integrating diverse historical regions and ethnic minorities. The case of regional reform and resurgent regional politics presented in this volume highlight the divergent concepts of statehood which have emerged as Central and East Europeans struggle to come to terms with the meaning of their statehood today. Competing models have been advocated in terms of their perceived conformity with national or local traditions and wider trends in modern European governance, but local interests and identities have challenged this emphasis on the imperatives of sovereignty, territorial unity and administrative efficiency. The contributors investigate these pressing issues as new and tougher controls are enforced at the EU's emerging external borders, posing fresh challenges to national, regional and minority identities.
Release date NZ
July 30th, 2002
Contributors
Edited by Judy Batt Edited by Kataryna Wolczuk
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
222
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780714682259
Product ID
2248069

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