Legitimacy: Yugoslav Lessons for Ukraine
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Examples from the breakup of Yugoslavia and state-building in the successor states are used to highlight the political and constitutional choices facing Ukraine. The main lesson is that legitimacy is needed for constitution-building, which is needed for long-term state stability. Ethnic and other diversities are not crucially important except if they are used as a means for external interference.
Keywords: legitimacy, democracy, constitutionalism, international intervention, state-building
JEL classification: H10, H77, K100, F510
Research Areas: Regional Development