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Building Democracy in the Yugoslav Successor States

Building Democracy in the Yugoslav Successor States
Accomplishments, Setbacks, and Challenges since 1990

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Sabrina P. Ramet, Florian Bieber, Zachary T. Irwin, Karin Dyrstad, Ola Listhaug, Andrej Kirbiš, Sergej Flere, Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc, Vladimir Petrović, Jelena Subotić, Dunja Melčić, Kurt Bassuener, Alenka Krašovec, Vladimir Đorđević, Kenneth Morrison, Angela Ilić, Christine M. Hassenstab
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  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107180741

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  • Building democracy in societies that have known only authoritarian rule for half a century is complicated. Taking the post-Yugoslav region as its case study, this volume shows how success with democratisation depends on various factors, including establishing the rule of law, the consolidation of free media, and society's acceptance of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities. Surveying the seven successor states, the authors argue that Slovenia is in a class by itself as the most successful, with Croatia and Serbia not far behind. The other states - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo - are all struggling with problems of corruption, poverty, and unemployment. The authors treat the issue of values as a policy problem in its own right, debating the extent to which values have been transformed by changes in education and the media, how churches and women's organisations have entered into the policy debate, and whether governments have embraced a programme designed to effect changes in values.

    • Presents the first comprehensive overview of politics in the Yugoslav successor states
    • Contains an extensive up-to-date bibliography for further reading
    • Cites the most reliable figures for casualties and destruction of property during the War of 1991–5, for measures of economic progress and levels of corruption
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    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107180741
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Table of contents
    Preface
    List of tables
    Part I. Introduction and Theory:
    1. The challenge of democratization: an introduction Sabrina P. Ramet
    2. Post-Yugoslav patterns of democratization Florian Bieber
    3. The importance of tolerance: intolerance and its consequences in the Yugoslav successor states Zachary T. Irwin
    4. Institutional trust in the Yugoslav successor states: a comparative approach Karin Dyrstad and Ola Listhaug
    5. Political culture in the Yugoslav successor states Andrej Kirbiš and Sergej Flere
    6. The impact of the ICTY on democratization in the Yugoslav successor states Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc and Vladimir Petrović
    Part II. Country Studies:
    7. Building democracy in Serbia: one step forward, three steps back Jelena Subotić
    8. Building democracy in Croatia since 1990 Dunja Melčić
    9. A durable oligarchy: Bosnia and Herzegovina's false postwar democratic transition Kurt Bassuener
    10. Liberal democracy in Slovenia: from seventh heaven to the lobby of hell in only two decades Alenka Krašovec and Sabrina P. Ramet
    11. Macedonia's post-Yugoslav reality: corruption, wiretapping, and stolen elections Sabrina P. Ramet
    12. Building democracy in the Western Balkans: the case of Kosovo Vladimir Đorđević
    13. The trajectory and parameters of democratic transition in Montenegro Kenneth Morrison
    14. Building democracy in Vojvodina Angela Ilić
    Part III. Conclusion:
    15. Where does Europe end? A conclusion Christine M. Hassenstab
    About the editors and contributors
    For further reading.

  • Editors

    Sabrina P. Ramet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Sabrina P. Ramet is a Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. She is also a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and a Research Associate of the Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia. She is the author of twelve scholarly books, among them, Thinking about Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates about the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo (Cambridge, 2005) and The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918–2005 (2006). She is also editor or co-editor of thirty-two previous books, including Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989 (Cambridge, 2010) and Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe (2014). Her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, World Politics, Slavic Review, and other journals. As an undergraduate, Ramet studied philosophy at Stanford University, California and subsequently received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1981.

    Christine M. Hassenstab, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Christine M. Hassenstab is a retired attorney, who also worked as an Adviser in the EU Grants Office at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. She earned her BA in History from the University of Washington, her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law, California, and her PhD in Sociology from NTNU in 2010. She worked as a Public Defender in King County, Washington, from 1987 to 2001, and is the author of Body Law and the Body of Law: A Comparative Study of Social Norm Inclusion in Norwegian and American Laws (2015), and co-editor of Gender (In)equality and Gender Politics in Southeastern Europe: A Question of Justice (with Sabrina P. Ramet, 2015).

    Ola Listhaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Ola Listhaug, is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and a Senior Research Associate of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He is an elected member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He has published numerous articles, and is editor of Civic and Uncivic Values in Serbia: The Post-Milošević Era (with Sabrina P. Ramet and Dragana Dulić, 2011), Serbia and the Serbs in World War Two (with Sabrina P. Ramet , 2011), Civic and Uncivic Values in Macedonia: Value Transformation, Education, and Media (with Sabrina P. Ramet and Albert Simkus, 2013), Civic and Uncivic Values in Kosovo: History, Politics, and Value Transformation (with Sabrina P. Ramet and Albert Simkus, 2015), and Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton: Civic and Uncivic Values (with Sabrina P. Ramet , 2013). He is also co-author of Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy (with Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler and and Todd Donovan, 2005). He has contributed chapters to Democratic Transition in Slovenia: Value Transformation, Education, and Media (2006) and Democratic Transition in Croatia: Value Transformation, Education, and Media (2007).

    Contributors

    Sabrina P. Ramet, Florian Bieber, Zachary T. Irwin, Karin Dyrstad, Ola Listhaug, Andrej Kirbiš, Sergej Flere, Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc, Vladimir Petrović, Jelena Subotić, Dunja Melčić, Kurt Bassuener, Alenka Krašovec, Vladimir Đorđević, Kenneth Morrison, Angela Ilić, Christine M. Hassenstab

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