Nationalism versus European belonging: the usefulness of “class” in reading through “identity dilemmas” in contemporary Serbia

According to the author, nationalism can gather support from a broad range of groups in society, because it attracts very different groups on very different grounds and ways: for instance it provides political capital to the elite or gives the hope of integration to the middle and working classes – as answers to exclusions featuring the neoliberal social change. This argument goes beyond the superficial statement that Serbs had been polarised between two strong identities: the EU friendly democratic and the closed cycles of a radical national one.