Istok ili zapad?: lažna dilema Srbije

Trapara, Vladimir (2014) Istok ili zapad?: lažna dilema Srbije. In: Strateški pravci razvoja i utvrđivanja položaja Srbije u savremenim međunarodnim odnosima. Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd, pp. 329-346. ISBN 978-86-7067-194-2

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In this paper, the author deals with Serbia’s position in relation to European division between the East and the West. At first, he does it in historical context, examining the position of Serbian lands in relation to centuries-long development of the East-West division. Later, he carries out a deeper analysis of the present-day Republic of Serbia in relation to four aspects of the contemporary state of this division: identity, security, economy, and democracy. The theoretical framework of the analysis is David Campbell’s performative theory. The analysis has two results. The first one is that the non-alignment either to the East, or the West, is deeply rooted in Serbian identity. The second is that the contemporary context of this division requires that Serbia remains attached to its own identity. Instead of a false dilemma whether to orient itself towards the East, or the West, Serbia has to proclaim the defense of its unique neutral position between the East and the West to be of its supreme national interest.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serbia, East – West, identity, non-alignment, performative theory
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2019 13:00
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 13:00

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