Nationalism and the rule of law : lessons from the Balkans and beyond / Iavor Rangelov, London School of Economics and Political Science. [electronic resource]
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
1 online resource (232 p.)
- Rule of law -- Europe.
Transitional justice -- Europe.
Nationalism -- Europe.
International criminal law -- Europe.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Law and legislation.
Transitional justice -- Former Yugolsav republics.
- The relationship between nationalism and the rule of law has been largely neglected by scholars although separately they have often captured public discourse and have emerged as critical concepts. This book provides the first systematic account of this relationship. It develops an analytical framework for understanding the interactions of nationalism and the rule of law by focusing on the domains of citizenship, transitional justice and international justice. The book engages these insights further in a detailed empirical analysis of three case studies from the former Yugoslavia. The author argues that while the tensions and contradictions between nationalism and the rule of law have become more apparent in the post-Cold War era, they can also be harnessed for productive purposes. In exploring the role of law in managing and transforming nationalism, the book emphasises the deliberative character of legal processes and offers an original perspective on the power of international law to reshape public discourse, politics, and legal orders.
- Ethnic citizenship
International criminal justice
The making of a liberal democracy: ethnic citizenship in Slovenia
Contesting atrocity and identity : the war crimes debate and transitional justice in Croatia
Resistance, pluralisation, and international justice in Serbia
Conclusion : lessons from the Balkans and beyond.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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