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Book Presentation - "Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia. Antecedents of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia" by Veljko Vujacic

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  • Thu 23 Mar 2017 15.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-03-23 15:00 2017-03-23 18:00 Europe/Paris Book Presentation - "Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia. Antecedents of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia" by Veljko Vujacic

Veljko Vujacic is Professor of Sociology and Provost of the European University at St. Petersburg. In his book "Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia", he examines the role of Russian and Serbian nationalism in different modes of dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in 1991. Why did Russia’s elites agree to the dissolution of the Soviet Union along the borders of Soviet republics, leaving twenty-five million Russians outside Russia? Conversely, why did Serbia’s elite succeed in mobilizing Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia for the nationalist cause? Combining a Weberian emphasis on interpretive understanding and counterfactual analysis with theories of nationalism, Vujacic highlights the role of historical legacies, national myths, collective memories, and literary narratives in shaping diametrically opposed attitudes toward the state in Russia and Serbia.

Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati

Veljko Vujacic is Professor of Sociology and Provost of the European University at St. Petersburg. In his book "Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia", he examines the role of Russian and Serbian nationalism in different modes of dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in 1991. Why did Russia’s elites agree to the dissolution of the Soviet Union along the borders of Soviet republics, leaving twenty-five million Russians outside Russia? Conversely, why did Serbia’s elite succeed in mobilizing Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia for the nationalist cause? Combining a Weberian emphasis on interpretive understanding and counterfactual analysis with theories of nationalism, Vujacic highlights the role of historical legacies, national myths, collective memories, and literary narratives in shaping diametrically opposed attitudes toward the state in Russia and Serbia.


Location:
Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Special event

Organiser:
Prof. Alexander Etkind (European University Institute)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Veljko Vujacic (European University at St Petersburg)

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