statehood

Montenegrin mists: politics, citizenship and identity

Jelena Džankić
The Millenium Bridge in Podgorica

Citizenship policies in Montenegro over last twenty years were a peculiar variant of the post-Yugoslav model, in that citizenship was not used as a mechanism of ethnic homogenisation but instead of political manoeuvring. As a result, citizenship policies in Montenegro bore many traits of the changing political environment in which they were adopted; the environment framed through the processes of state and nation building. 

This is an extended summary of a longer paper that was originally published in the CITSEE Working Paper Series and is available for download here.

Kosovo: between a ‘political club’ and a ‘divided house'

Gëzim Krasniqi
A motive from Pristina

Citizenship has been a central issue in Kosovo’s state-building agenda, which aims to serve as a link between a war-torn community of people and a new polity based on principles of equality and all inclusiveness, and as a tool of political integration within the new political entity, which aims at replacing ethnic, religious and social divisions.

This is an extended summary of a longer paper that was originally published in the CITSEE Working Paper Series  and is available for download here.

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