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Issue 2, 2018, offers a thematic section on „Montenegro: Capitalist Transformation at the European Periphery“ guest edited by the Belgrade-based sociologist Mladen Lazić.
Kenneth Morrison (Leicester) explores en détail Montenegro's political development, focusing on the period between the republic’s first multiparty elections in 1990, through the 1997 split within the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and the May 2006 independence referendum to the parliamentary elections of 2016 and the country’s ongoing political crisis. Borislav Djukanović (Podgorica) analyses the everyday life and lifestyles of social classes based on a survey conducted on sample of 805 respondents, and referring to Bourdieuan concepts. Irena Petrović (Belgrade) assesses economic inequalities among the main social groups at the end of the socialist system and during the postsocialist transformation. Using the same three surveys, Mladen Lazić (Belgrade) looks into changes in value orientations between 1989 and 2015, demonstrating how value changes occurred on many levels rather than simply following a linear trajectory from one system to the other.
Beyond the thematic section, Isabelle Delpla (Lyon) contextualizes recent legal decisions that address state liability towards foreigners in a realm where immunity has long prevailed, taking the fact that Dutch courts have condemned the Dutch state for failure to protect Bosniacs after the fall of the enclave of Srebrenica in 1995 as her core case.
In the Open Section, Robert C. Austin (Toronto) offers a cunning commentary on Kosovo's first ten years of independence.
The journal's book reviews are accessible online at www.recensio.net.
C O N T E N T
MONTENEGRO. CAPITALIST TRANSFORMATION AT THE EUROPEAN PERIPHERY
Mladen Lazić: Montenegro. Capitalist Transformation at the European Periphery 143–152
Kenneth Morrison: Change, Continuity and Crisis. Montenegro’s Political Trajectory (1988–2016) 153–181
Borislav Djukanović: Everyday Life and Lifestyles of Social Classes in Montenegro 182–202
Irena Petrović: Economic Inequalities in Montenegro 203–220
Mladen Lazić: Value Orientations and Systemic Changes in Montenegro, 1989–2015 221–244
Isabelle Delpla: State Liability for Failure to Protect Others. Srebrenica Cases 245–271
Robert C. Austin: A Word on Kosovo’s First Ten Years 272–281
Theodora Dragostinova / Yana Hashamova, eds, Beyond Mosque, Church, and State. Alternative Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans (George Kordas) 282–284
Paul Mojzes, Yugoslavian Inferno. Ethnoreligious Warfare in the Balkans (Robert Niebuhr) 284–286
Jelena N. Pešić, Promena vrednosnih orijentacija u postsocijalističkim društvima Srbije i Hrvatske. Politički i ekonomski liberalizam (Change in value orientations in the postsocialist societies of Serbia and Croatia. Political and economic liberalism) (Milica Resanović) 286–288
Jasmin Mujanović, Hunger and Fury. The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans (Wim van Meurs) 288–290
Marko Stojić, Party Responses to the EU in the Western Balkans. Transformation, Opposition or Defiance? (Niké Wentholt) 290–292