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A new regional geography of a revolution: Bosnia's plenum movement

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James RidingORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2018.

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This paper sheds a light on a recent reawakening of radical politics in the former Yugoslavia. It focuses on citizens living radical politics after socialism, as new groups and movements in the region struggle to embed radically democratic visions of society. Via an on-the-ground regional study, it exposes the endless post-conflict, post-socialist transition era after Yugoslavia, which has for citizens meant general impoverishment, de-industrialization, mass unemployment and living under a post-democratic governance of divisive and corrupt elites. Out of this desert of post-socialism a form of horizontal democracy emerged called Plenum, the most radical experiment in non-institutional politics that can be found across the Balkans since the collapse of Yugoslavia.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Riding J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Territory, Politics, Governance

Year: 2018

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 16-41

Print publication date: 11/01/2018

Online publication date: 07/12/2016

Acceptance date: 24/10/2016

Date deposited: 25/09/2019

ISSN (print): 2162-2671

ISSN (electronic): 2162-268X

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/21622671.2016.1260491

Notes: Green open access: included in Tampere University Tampub Repository


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ECF 2013-638