National state or an undefined formation? - case study of the republic of Macedonia - Prespa agreement, from national to artificial state

Andonov, Oliver and Kukeska, Jana (2021) National state or an undefined formation? - case study of the republic of Macedonia - Prespa agreement, from national to artificial state. In: 14th Annual International Scientific Conference February 10th, 2021 at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, 10 Feb 2021, Banska Bystrica - Slovakia.

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Contemporary global trends in the world become so irrepressible, undefined and even violent for small states and peoples. This is not just an ordinary, politically motivated attitude, or a conclusion derived under unfavorable circumstances, but it represents a theoretically-based feeling of losing the national state and the perception of the traditional paradigm of "the idea of statehood and nation" towards something so-called "new" but predominantly undefined. At the same time, it is not about an undefined social system, but about the changes of constitutional and political system within a single historical cycle through various violent and subtle methods, resulting in a change of its national character, thus creating a pseudo-state with an amorphous mass ofpopulation. Due to the fact that the authors think it is an experiment on a global level, aiming at identity changes of states and nations and the process of creating an amorphous group of human entities based on the "walling of the Babylonian Tower" principle, this paper represents comparative analysis of documents which on the example of the Republic ofMacedonia led to a fundamental change of the state and national identity of the Macedonian nation and of the Macedonian state. In this paper we analyze the part of the so-called "Prespa Agreement", part of the good neighbor agreement between Macedonia and Bulgaria, the Bulgaria Policy Strategy towards Macedonia in 2008, andfinally, we analyze the Constitutional Amendments 33 to 36 which were adopted on 11 January 2019 in the Macedonian Parliament despite the referendum held on 30 September 2018. Majority of Macedonia's citizens refused to declare acceptance of the so-called "Prespa Treaty" with Greece, the consequences of which are these constitutional amendments.The authors' research attitude is that the case of the Republic of Macedonia and its Macedonian nation is just one example how in the future the modelcould be used towards other nations and statesworldwide in creation of anational states and amorphous masses of population, certainly with one single goal, to manage socially incompatible collectivities easier, at least at the level of the ethnic community, promoting the "freedom" of the individuals with nocoherency or affiliation.
Key words: nation, national state, undefinedformation, amorphous mass, strategy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Oliver Andonov
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2023 19:13
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 19:13

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