From Secessionist Conflict Toward a Functioning State: Processes of State- and Nation-Building in Transnistria

Published: 18 Jan 2011

How have the Transnistrian authorities sought to consolidate de facto statehood in the absence of international recognition? Starting from the idea that the time factor will eventually transform secessionists into state-builders, this article traces how the processes of state- and nation-building promoted by the Transnistrian de facto authorities have evolved since the early 1990s. Drawing on official sources, interviews, journalism, and the political science literature, the domestic dimensions of state- and nation-building in de facto state conflicts are examined. These include fulfillment of basic requirements of state-building, development of economic viability, and nationbuilding processes that attempt to create a unifying identity.

  • Published year: 2011
  • DOI: 10.2747/1060-586X.27.2.178
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Pages: 178 - 210
  • Volume: 27
  • Booklet: 2
  • Journal: Post-Soviet Affairs