ABSTRACT

In this chapter, the author analyzes counter-conducts to long-distance governmentality, and highlights alternative rationalizations that developed in the Croatian transnational political field. More precisely, he analyzes elements of the general relationship between "diaspora" and "nationalism", and the emergence of what he term "post-territorial nationalism". The author puts forward two main ideas. First, he shows how the diaspora policies of the 1990s in Croatia are firmly rooted in the right and extreme right political traditions. Second, and again, contrary to what can be found in the literature on the links between exile, diasporic experience, and nationalism, is that a "diaspora's" degree of nationalism is defined not by the diasporic condition as such, nor the integration or the missed integration in the host society. Despite the spectacular and violent actions of some organizations, most of the Croatian population and their descendants abroad kept a fair distance from right-wing organizations' politics.