Karlo Basta


Karlo Basta is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, and the co-director of the Centre on Constitutional Change. In 2016, he was Federal Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research. Dr. Basta is a scholar of comparative politics of nationalism with a focus on multinational states. He has written on institutional formation and change in multinational systems, the consequence of that change for political stability, and the politics of nationalist conflict and secession. His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, Publius, Nations and Nationalism, and other journals. Dr. Basta is the author of The Symbolic State: Minority Recognition, Majority Backlash, and Secession in Multinational Countries (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

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Contentious Federalism and the Multinational State

19 April 2022
Karlo Basta
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