Confronted with the reality of these new Balkan nationalisms, one would inevitably ask: What is the nature of today's Balkan nationalisms? Has the West failed to de-legitimize Balkan nationalism? Can we compare the new Western xenophobic nationalist movements to the situation in the Balkans?
These are some of the questions that a limited number of prominent Western journalists, in their role as public intellectuals, and South-East European academics, scholars and opinion makers addressed during the second Blue Bird Club meeting on 6-7June 2008 in Belgrade.
- Is Nationalism Coming Back in Europe in 21st century? How different are the Balkans?
- Introductory remarks by Sahin Alpay, Turkey
- The Nationalism of the Yugoslav Wars
- Introductory remarks by Vesna Pusic, Croatia, and Dusan Pavlovic, Serbia
- Nationalism, Populism and Media
- Introductory remarks by Saso Ordanoski, Macedonia
- Nationalism, Democracy and State Building in the Balkans
- Introductory remarks by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Romania
Period: 6 June 2008 - 7 June 2008