Actors without Society: The role of civil actors in the postcommunist transformation

Actors without Society: The role of civil actors in the postcommunist transformation

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07. Nov. 2009 von Srdan Dvornik
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Kostenlos
Veröffentlichungsort: Berlin
Veröffentlichungsdatum: November, 2009
Seitenanzahl: 156
Lizenz: All rights reserved.
ISBN / DOI: 978-3-86928-016-5

Zwanzig Jahre nach dem epochalen Umbruch in Jugoslawien 1989 blickt Srdan Dvornik auf die Entwicklung der Zivilgesellschaft des westlichen Balkans. In der englischsprachigen Publikation kommt er zu der Erkenntnis: Ohne bürgerliches Engagement wird es keine Veränderungen geben.

 

Englische Beschreibung:

Twenty years after the epoch-making change in 1989, which affected the post-Yugoslavian space in a way entirely different from other former “real-socialist” European countries, this study is an effort toward an analytical view on the past two decades of development of civil society in the western Balkans. The development there does not correspond to the theoretical outlines of the democratic transition or transformation. The primary reason lies in the fact that in socialist Yugoslavia, like in other societies of the “real socialism” in the East, the relation between state and society substantially differed from this relation in free capitalist societies. This difference in the relation between state and society, as the author of this study Srđan Dvornik points out, had a decisive impact on the emerging civil societies. The study shows: Without civic engagement, there will be no changes, and the engagement of seemingly marginal actors achieves more than would be expected on the basis of their “systemic” place.

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis:

7 Preface

11 Introductory Note

14 What was the change about?

25 We have democracy, we (still) don't have society

43 Projections and reality

64 The subaltern, politically passive society

76 Post-Yugoslav states and nationalist revolutions

100 Civic/civil society - from autonomy to political activism

119 The space for civil attitudes in the post-Yugoslav countries

133 Actors without society

143 Instead of a conclusion

144 Literature

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