Latvia - A Work in Progress?: 100 Years of State- and Nationbuilding

Smith, D. J. (Ed.) (2017) Latvia - A Work in Progress?: 100 Years of State- and Nationbuilding. Series: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgart, pp. 11-28. ISBN 9783838206486

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A quarter century after the formation of the Popular Front and a decade since joining the EU, processes of state- and nation-building in Latvia are still on-going. Issues such as citizenship, language policy, minority rights, democratic legitimacy, economic stability, and security all remain objects of vigorous public discussion. The current situation also reflects longer-standing debates on the relationship between state, nation, and sovereignty in Latvian society and polity. By examining different aspects of these relationships, this volume aims to reveal both key turning points and continuities in Latvia's development, thereby helping to inform current debates.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor David
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
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