Ethnocultural Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Montenegro: Lessons to Learn


The paper discusses successful management of ethnocultural pluralism in the context of Montenegro, viewed from the perspective of multiculturalism as a normative-legal model that this state adopted in relation to ethnic and national communities that inhabit its territory. Particular emphasis is placed on three different levels at which ethnocultural pluralism can be discussed, and the paper elaborates the issue of successful management at each of those levels. On the basis of available data, obtained by conducting relevant research and analysis of the applied model of multiculturalism, the paper delves into the key challenges of the process of transformation of Montenegrin society in the context of dominance of ethnonationalism.

Author Biography

Danijela Vuković-Ćalasan, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

Danijela Vuković-Ćalasan, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro. She teaches courses on political theory, globalization, ethnicity and ethnic relations, and human rights of minority groups. Her scientific field of interest includes minority rights, ethnic and national relations and identities, ethnocultural pluralism governing, globalization and contemporary political theories. Her recent publications are: Politics and Religion in Montenegro—From “Theocracy” to a Civic State, 2023 (coauthored); Factors in National Self-Designation of Slavic Muslims in the Montenegrin Sandžak, 2023 (coauthored); Roma in the history of Montenegro: displacement, marginalization and discrimination, 2022 (coauthored).

How to Cite
Vuković-Ćalasan, D. (2023). Ethnocultural Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Montenegro: Lessons to Learn. Changing Societies & Personalities, 7(1), 33–54. doi:10.15826/csp.2023.7.1.217