Why did Russia give up on Ukraine in 1991, whereas Serbia waged war to incorporate parts of Croatia and Bosnia inhabited by Serbs? How do the breakups of the two countries compare? What are the main similarities and differences between the two cases? Are there parallels between Russia-Ukraine and Serbia-Croatia? Why do leaders play the nationalist card when they do? Is nationalism a response to political decay and loss of legitimacy? Why is there more sympathy in Serbia for the Russian position than in other East European countries?
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Veljko Vujačić is Professor of Sociology at Oberlin College. From 2015 to 2019, he served as Provost and Professor of the European University at St Petersburg, Russia. Professor Vujačić obtained his BA from Brandeis University (1985) and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (1995). A specialist in the comparative-historical and political sociology of nationalism and Russian and East European Studies, he has authored many research and review articles, and two books: The Sociology of Nationalism (Beograd: JP Službeni glasnik, 2013; in Serbian), and Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia: Antecedents of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (Cambridge University Press, 2015; Russian and Serbian translations, 2019). Professor Vujačić is the editor of Victor Zaslavsky, From the Neo-Stalinist State to Post-Soviet Russia (The European University Press, 2019; in Russian). His current project deals with the relation among charisma, nationalism and tradition.