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The Serbian Paradox: The Cost of Integration into the European Union

  title={The Serbian Paradox: The Cost of Integration into the European Union},
  author={Johannes Huennekens},
This project addresses the Republic of Serbia’s current accession negotiations with the European Union, and asks how the country’s long and often turbulent history affects that dialogue. Using Filip Ejdus’ concept of historical memory and Benedict Anderson’s “imagined community” theory of nationalism, this paper discusses how Serbia has reached a critical moment in its history by pursuing European integration. This contradicts their historical pull towards their longtime ally Russia. What role… Expand


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  • P. Troch
  • Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
  • 2010
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