Characteristics of the Balkans : 1989–2019 in South East Europe: Dancing in a Vicious Circle?
|Year of publication||2019|
|Type||Chapter of a book|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||The chapter focuses on and highlights the main events and factors which form(ed) the political and party systems of the Balkans. The author points out the rather violent character of the transition from authoritarian to democratic regimes and the numerous ethnic conflicts which broke out in many countries of the region, hindering the smooth and peaceful development of democracy. The author further discusses the difficult geopolitical position of the area where the interests of many various actors meet and reminds us of the democratic backslide we have been witnessing recently in some of the countries.|