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Influence of Ethnic Minorities on State’s Foreign Policy
Influence of Ethnic Minorities on State’s Foreign Policy

Author(s): Veaceslav Berbeca
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Summary/Abstract: The problem of Moldova’s geopolitical identity continues to be, after 20 years of independence, a topic still open for Moldovan society. This situation can be explained by the polarization of Moldovan society that often has been divided by geopolitical preferences of the citizens of this state. Polarization phenomenon was intentionally powered on different occasions by certain political parties invoking false threats to obtain political dividends from parliamentary elections. Attitude of ethnic minorities towards political issues and international institutions is an important element in influencing foreign policy of Moldova. In other words, in most cases, political parties articulate their policies and their implementation tools based on voters’ preferences.

  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English