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Descriptive representation and political participation : exploring Croatia's non-dominant groups electoral turnout



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association
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Faculty of Social Studies

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Keywords Political participation; Non-Dominant Minorities; Local Elections; Postconflict Society; Croatia
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Description The series of ethnic conflicts in the Western Balkans over the 1990s involved primarily the constituent nations of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, and later, Albanians and Macedonians. Ethnic violence has equally affected other numerically smaller groups residing in the geographic areas affected by conflict between the dominant, de facto state-founding ethnic groups. The paper investigates the continuous importance of ethnic identity for political participation of non-dominant groups affected by the ethno-political dynamics of dominant groups in post-conflict Croatia. Analyses of the political mobilisation of non-dominant groups in regions previously affected by conflict offer evidence that their ethno-political mobilisation reflects the continuous importance of identity-politics in the context of highly ethnicised institutions ensuring political representation at national and municipal levels.
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