Securitization of Serbian identity in Montenegro - analysis of the contemporary public discourse

Mandić, Marko (2021) Securitization of Serbian identity in Montenegro - analysis of the contemporary public discourse. Nacionalni interes, 40 (3). pp. 213-238. ISSN 1820-4996

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In this paper author analyzes the attitude towards the Serbian identity by the former ruling structures of Montenegro led by the DPS. As a theoretical framework the paper uses the theory of securitization which is an adequate analytical and research concept to explain how and in what way the Serbian identity in Montenegro is marked as an existential threat and danger to the independence, sovereignty and modern character of the Montenegrin state. Although the differentiation between the ethno-national Montenegrin and Serbian identities within Montenegro is a process that began even before the declaration of independence in 2006, the author primarily focuses on the securitization processes that marked the previous two years. By analyzing the contemporary public discourse the author notices securitizing moves that fit into the “grammar of security” and identifies the main factors of the securitization process in Montenegro that seek to maintain the same social and political narrative which is dominated by the division between Montenegrin and Serbian identity and thus labeling the latter as a security threat to the state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: securitization theory, Montenegro, Serbian identity, Montenegrin identity, public discourse, teorija sekuritizacije, Crna Gora, srpski identitet, crnogorski identitet, javni diskurs.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 20:10
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 20:10

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