"Ethnic Unmixing" Remixed 3: Secessionism, Nationalism, Development?

Type: Paper
Theme: Ethnonationalism and Exclusion Around the World
Sponsor Groups: Eurasian Specialty Group, European Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2020
Start / End Time: 4:55 PM / 6:10 PM
Room: Governors Square 11, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: James Baker
Chairs: James Baker


***Sponsored by Eurasian, European, and Political Geography Specialty Groups***

Taking Rogers Brubaker’s 1998 paper, “Migrations of Ethnic Unmixing in the ‘New Europe’” as a point of departure, we aim to examine the current state of ethnonationalism – in a multitude of (re)formulations – across Eurasia. Provoked by Brubaker’s definition of ethnic affinity (to a “highly prized homeland”), we are interested in deconstructing ethnonationalism at a variety of scales through diverse scholarly and pedagogical frameworks. Moreover, in the 30 years since the unraveling of the Soviet order in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the “role of ethnonationalism in the break-up of the Soviet Union” (Cheshko 2005) remains a contentious paradigm for understanding this geopolitically and ecologically critical space.

Session 3: Nationalism, Secession, Development?

This session presents four paper presentations followed by a discussion which interrogates partition, separatism and nationalism along regional, ethnic, and ideological cleavages. Close attention is paid to how ideology and local and regional underdevelopment intersect to generate new opportunities (social, economic, separatist, etc) for local and state-scale (ethno)nationalist groups.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction James Baker University Of Nebraska - Lincoln 5 4:55 PM
Presenter Fedor Popov*, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fighting the Lernaean Hydra of Post-Socialist Secessionism: Atomization of the Movement Determined by the Crucial Nexus between Secessionism and Nationalism 15 5:00 PM
Presenter Jordi Martin*, University of Barcelona, The battle for Sarajevo: making and consolidating an ethnoterritorialised urban area 15 5:15 PM
Presenter Liza Skryzhevska*, Miami University of Ohio, War in Donbas in the Context of Ukraine’s Regional Diversity 15 5:30 PM
Presenter Péter Reményi*, University of Pécs, Competing powers, intersecting interests - Geopolitics and infrastructure development in the Balkans 15 5:45 PM
Discussant Alexander Diener University of Kansas 10 6:00 PM

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