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2. Balkan Liberalisms: Historical Routes of a Modern Ideology

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In the Balkans, as in other places in Europe, liberalism is inextricably linked with the construction of modernity. Both as an ideology and a political format, liberalism encapsulates the transforming function assigned to 'imported' political and legal institutions in this part of Europe. This chapter focuses on the examination of Balkan liberal projects, which is to say liberal thought and ideology in the political and social fields, highlighting their connections and the varieties of local translations and adaptations; and the liberals' institutional legacies ensuing from the Serbian, the Romanian and the Bulgarian national liberal movements as well as state- and nation-building experiences. By occasionally extending the frame of comparison to include the broader European context, the chapter considers liberalism in terms of certain key values and institutional innovations, rather than nominally, according to party affiliation.

Keywords: Balkan liberal projects; Europe; ideology



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