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Nationalism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Balkans and Beyond

This book provides the first systematic account of the relationship between nationalism and the rule of law by focusing on the domains of citizenship, transitional justice, and international justice.  It engages these insights further in a detailed empirical analysis of three case studies from the former Yugoslavia. The author argues that while the tensions and contradictions between nationalism and the rule of law have become more apparent in the post-Cold War era, they can also be harnessed for productive purposes. In exploring the role of law in managing and transforming nationalism, the book emphasises the deliberative character of legal processes and offers an original perspective on the power of international law to reshape public discourse, politics, and legal orders.

By Iavor Rangelov

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