Ethnic Mobilization, Violence, and the Politics of Affect: by Adis Maksić

By Adis Maksić

This ebook deals an exceptional account of the Serb Democratic Party’s origins and its political machinations that culminated in Europe’s bloodiest clash in view that global conflict II. in the first years of its life, the nationalist circulate led through the notorious genocide convict Radovan Karadzic, considerably remodeled Bosnian society. It politically homogenized Serbs of Bosnia-Herzegovina, mobilized them for the Bosnian struggle, and violently carved out a brand new geopolitical unit, recognized this present day as Republika Srpska. via cutting edge and in-depth research of the Party’s discourse that uses the new literature on affective cognition, the booklet argues that the movement’s construction of existential fears, nationalist delight, and animosities in the direction of non-Serbs have been an important for growing Serbs as a palpable crew primed for violence. through exposing this nationalist business enterprise, the e-book demanding situations a regular photograph of ethnic conflicts as clashes of long-standing ethnic nations. 

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