Danijela Lakić 

Slobomir P University, Faculty of Law, Pavlovića put 76, 76 300 Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, danilalakic@yahoo.com


ISSN 2637-2150 
e-ISSN 2637-2614 
UDK 323.12/.14:321.01 
DOI 10.7251/STED0220076L

Paper received: 29.10.2020. 
Paper accepted: 20.11.2020. 
Published: 30.11.2020. 

Corresponding Author:  
Danijela Lakić, Slobomir P University, Faculty of Law, Pavlovića put 76, 76 300 Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, danilalakic@yahoo.com 


The collapse of communism in the 1990s resulted in the escalation of nationalism in Europe. Nationalism has until the present day remained the only political idea which is judged on the basis of its abuses and occurrences such as, chauvinism or nazism. The injustice is that much greater, because nationalism, according to its original meaning, disapproves of those negative forms into which it can evolve. The war in the former Yugoslavia, the conflicts in the countries of the former Soviet Union, greater desire for independence, both within the European Union itself and its member states (Great Britain, Wales, Scotland, Catalonia, etc.) are the examples of what a political character of nationalism can be, and in which direction it can develop depending on the interests of the political authority which created and governed it. 

Keywords: nationalism, national state, ideology