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Engångshjältar - Hur myter och symboler konstruerar nationalism på Balkan

Duraku, Luljetë (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis is about how nationalism is constructed from two competing groups, Kosovo Albanian and Serbs. Kosovo for Serbs is a deep symbolic value that continues to be a Serbian identification. This is one of the main reasons why no Serbian politician has the courage to give it up. On the other side of the coin we have the Kosovo Albanians that only settles for independence. To recognize the independence for Kosovo could jeopardize the security for the Serbian minority living in Kosovo. So every attempt to solve the rubics cube could lead to instability. The thesis also looks to understand how Chosen Trauma and Chosen Glory has become the social construction of nationalism from both the Kosovo Albanian side and the Serbian side. To hang... (More)
This thesis is about how nationalism is constructed from two competing groups, Kosovo Albanian and Serbs. Kosovo for Serbs is a deep symbolic value that continues to be a Serbian identification. This is one of the main reasons why no Serbian politician has the courage to give it up. On the other side of the coin we have the Kosovo Albanians that only settles for independence. To recognize the independence for Kosovo could jeopardize the security for the Serbian minority living in Kosovo. So every attempt to solve the rubics cube could lead to instability. The thesis also looks to understand how Chosen Trauma and Chosen Glory has become the social construction of nationalism from both the Kosovo Albanian side and the Serbian side. To hang on a chosen trauma gives the incentive to construct the other as the enemy, which could become a hinder to a multiethnic society. Since the war ended seven years ago Kosovo has, formally still a province of Serbia, been under the administrative protectorate of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In seven years Kosovo has been living in vacuum. And yet no one has the courage to take a stand over Kosovo's future. The consequences are an unrest population.

Kosovo exemplifies a society in which the identities of two competing groups have long been tied to Truths about the other. Nationalism is thus present. The case of Kosovo illustrates what happens when political leaders exploit the most demeaning Truths about the other to create intense feelings of insecurity and victimization. Some claim that under the surface there is still a deep mistrust between Serbs and Kosovo Albanians. (Less)
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author
Duraku, Luljetë
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Political and administrative sciences, symbols, myths, Chosen glory, Chosen trauma, Kosovo Albanians, Serbs, Nationalism, multiethnic, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1321829
date added to LUP
2007-02-06
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2011-12-21 12:12:53
@misc{1321829,
  abstract     = {This thesis is about how nationalism is constructed from two competing groups, Kosovo Albanian and Serbs. Kosovo for Serbs is a deep symbolic value that continues to be a Serbian identification. This is one of the main reasons why no Serbian politician has the courage to give it up. On the other side of the coin we have the Kosovo Albanians that only settles for independence. To recognize the independence for Kosovo could jeopardize the security for the Serbian minority living in Kosovo. So every attempt to solve the rubics cube could lead to instability. The thesis also looks to understand how Chosen Trauma and Chosen Glory has become the social construction of nationalism from both the Kosovo Albanian side and the Serbian side. To hang on a chosen trauma gives the incentive to construct the other as the enemy, which could become a hinder to a multiethnic society. Since the war ended seven years ago Kosovo has, formally still a province of Serbia, been under the administrative protectorate of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In seven years Kosovo has been living in vacuum. And yet no one has the courage to take a stand over Kosovo's future. The consequences are an unrest population.

Kosovo exemplifies a society in which the identities of two competing groups have long been tied to Truths about the other. Nationalism is thus present. The case of Kosovo illustrates what happens when political leaders exploit the most demeaning Truths about the other to create intense feelings of insecurity and victimization. Some claim that under the surface there is still a deep mistrust between Serbs and Kosovo Albanians.},
  author       = {Duraku, Luljetë},
  keyword      = {Political and administrative sciences,symbols,myths,Chosen glory,Chosen trauma,Kosovo Albanians,Serbs,Nationalism,multiethnic,Statsvetenskap,förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Engångshjältar - Hur myter och symboler konstruerar nationalism på Balkan},
  year         = {2006},
}