March 1, 2017

War, Community, and Social Change: Collective Experiences in by Prof. Dario Spini, Guy Elcheroth, Rachel Fasel (auth.),

By Prof. Dario Spini, Guy Elcheroth, Rachel Fasel (auth.), Dario Spini, Guy Elcheroth, Dinka Corkalo Biruski (eds.)

Collective reports within the former Yugoslavia files and analyses how social representations and practices are formed by way of collective violence in a context of ethnic discourse. What are the results of violence and what are the consequences of jointly skilled victimisation on societal norms, attitudes and collective ideals? This quantity stresses that mass violence has a de- and re-structuring function for manifold psychosocial tactics. A mixed psychosocial process attracts recognition to how most folk within the former Yugoslavia needed to undergo and do something about battle and dramatic societal adjustments and the way they resisted and overcame ethnic competition, violence and segregation. it's a departure from the attitude that depict most folk within the former Yugoslavia as both blind fans of ethnic conflict marketers or as intrinsically prompted for violence through deep-rooted intra-ethnic loyalties and inter-ethnic animosities.

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In 1978, for example, Croatia and Slovenia decided to join the Alps-Adriatic Working Community with Bavaria and some Italian, Austrian, and Hungarian provinces. The move was sharply criticised, especially in the late 1980s, as an attempt to resurrect Austria-Hungary, divide Yugoslavia, and, above all, heighten the division between sections of Yugoslavia (Jakovina 2006). In May 1986, another Croat, Branko Mikulic, the strong man of Bosnia and Herzegovina, became the new first minister of Yugoslavia.

In the middle of difficult negotiations with global financial institutions regarding Yugoslavia’s foreign debt, Planinc’s resignation would only have shown how deep the problems in Yugoslavia were, hindered the nation’s attempts to fight inflation, and negatively influenced society as a whole. Therefore, for political reasons, Planinc’s resignation was not accepted. Everyone in the highest political bodies appeared to understand the problems of the Yugoslav Federation. However, change was nearly impossible.

Individual-level and community-level effects of war trauma on social representations related to humanitarian law. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36(6), 907–930. , & Spini, D. (2011). Political violence, intergroup conflict, and ethnic categories. In D. ), Intergroup conflicts and their resolution: Social psychological perspectives (pp. 175–194). London: Psychology Press. , & Reicher, S. (2011). On the knowledge of politics and the politics of knowledge: How a social representations approach helps us rethink the subject of political psychology.

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