Political Geography of Serbia: Territorial Organization and Government

Vuković, Nebojša (2022) Political Geography of Serbia: Territorial Organization and Government. In: The Geography of Serbia. World Regional Geography Book Series . Springer, Cham, pp. 41-53. ISBN 978-3-030-74700-8

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The territorial development of the modern Serbian state started from 1804, and it lasted through the second half of the nineteenth century and the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913. In that context, Serbia’s political-geographical status during the existence of the “three Yugoslavias” (1918–1941, 1945–1992 and 1992–2003), the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, and also after its gaining independence anew in 2006, was especially interesting. In parallel with its territorial development, the administrative structure of Serbia was developing too, together with the development of local self-government, and the competences of cities and municipalities, as well as the autonomous provinces. These changes were accompanied with the changes of the Serbian political system as well as the electoral system. After a very turbulent history and territorial changes, one of the biggest contemporary political challenges for Serbia is the problem of Kosovo and Metohija, its southern province, which Serbia currently has no control of. This situation as well as the relation to the significant world and regional countries, the European Union and NATO, must be analysed through the geostrategic position of Serbia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serbia, Political-geographical position, Balkans, Kosovo and Metohija, Yugoslavia
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2023 13:11
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2023 13:11
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1056

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