Federalism and Decentralisation in Eastern Europe: Between Transition and Secession

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Miodrag Jovanovic, Slobodan Samardzic

ISBN 978-3-8258-0934-8
Band-Nr. 48
Jahr 2007
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Publications of the Institute of Federalism Fribourg Switzerland


Although fully aware of the gravity of violent ethnic wars and challenges
that multiethnic societies pose for any democratic polity, both authors
endorse multicultural democracy. Jovanovic argues against territorial
accommodation of ethnic demands and in favour of community-based minority
rights policy. Samardzic understands territorial decentralisation as an
indispensable guarantee for a fully-fledged protection of minority ethnic
groups. Despite this major conceptual difference, they put forward
democratic legitimacy as a fundamental condition for peaceful multiethnic