Kambovski, V., Georgieva, L. & Trajanovski, N.- 2020
On the one hand, we would like to emphasise the historical particularity of North Macedonia and draw attention to its multi-confessional legacy. In other words, from a diachronic perspective, Macedonian society has a long tradition of multi-ethnic and multiconfessional tolerance which can be traced back to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. From a contemporary perspective, these legacies translated into a set of constitutional, legal and socio-political instruments which institutionalise the multicultural reality in a way that is without a regional precedence. The various (i) localised and (ii) primarily individualised cases of radicalisation in North Macedonia, as presented in the report, best illustrate this point. On the other hand, we would also like to point out several aspects that appear to be under-researched in
the literature and not given the proper attention by the official state institutions and civil sector. Some of the remarks are restated as points in other research papers and policy analyses on North Macedonia.