EVALUATION OF THE MACEDONIA PROBLEM IN THE CONTEXT OF CONSTRUCTIVISM


Soysal E. K. , YILDIZ S.

BALKAN ARASTIRMA ENSTITUSU DERGISI-JOURNAL OF BALKAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE-JBRI, vol.10, no.1, pp.105-144, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.30903/balkan.954293
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN ARASTIRMA ENSTITUSU DERGISI-JOURNAL OF BALKAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE-JBRI
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-144
  • Keywords: Macedonia Question, Constructivism, Identity

Abstract

The Macedonian question is an issue which is formed by Macedonia and its neighbours, has existed for years in the Balkans. Although several international attempts have not led to some solution of the problem, there are some examples such as the Ohrid process and the name referendum, but there are still doubts as to the durability and effectiveness of these attempts. Macedonia's international position, such as its recognition and membership in the organization, is also affected by this situation. If identity and normative facts are accepted as fundamental to the Macedonian question, the issue can be dealt with in the theory of constructivism. In this article, I have examined creating an analytical framework that applies the method of constructivism on the Macedonian question.