27 / 2008
Tanja Petrović

Introduction to the Thematic Section

The thematic section The “Western Balkans”: Legacies, Practices, Policies and Identity Strategies vis-à-vis the Process of Nation Building resulted from a need of researchers from the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts who are participating in the project The Impact of Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Factors on Peace and Stability in the Western Balkans (target research programme “Science for Peace and Security 2006–2010”) to articulate basic theoretical postulates that enable consistent and ideologically unburdened reflection on processes that are going on the in the “Western Balkans”