chapter  16
Balkan Realities and the Constitution of a Polyethnic State
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Constitutional law making in a poly ethnic state presents the major challenge to jurists around the world in this decade and for sometime to come into the next millennium. An acceptable constitution offers the only viable alternative to disintegration and ethnic confrontation in various countries today. Nationalism is driving people to the creation of homogeneous states, unhappily accompanied by the threat of ultimate integration or banishment of minorities. The minorities, on the other hand, fired with new found identity and equally fierce nationalism, aspire for autonomy or independence.