Tag: politics

Placing All Bets on Memorials: Memory Mania Goes Balkans

As Confederate war memorials are being removed or relocated across the United States, Ana Milosevic looks at “memory mania” in the Balkans — and the various meanings and purposes of monuments.   At a recent symposium on European remembrance, I asked three experts in dealing with the past about the road…

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Putting Ideology Aside: An Unholy Alliance to Keep Croatia’s Government Alive

Croatia is (un)fortunately a small enough country not to be on the radar of the world’s major media most of the time, but what has been unfolding on the political scene in recent weeks and months has provided the public with some truly engaging political theater, resembling something between an overwrought…

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Roma Youth: A Glimmer of Hope

Suad Skenderi on a future for young Roma in Europe.   Roma have lived in Europe since the 12th century,  arriving in several waves of migration[1]. They played a crucial role in the nation-building processes in almost every European state. Their contributions have been documented in every area of society, including cultural…

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A New Wave in Balkan Politics?

A few young political thinkers from the Balkans have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Sergej Dojcinovic speaks with Serbian-Canadian film director Boris Malagurski and Croatian MP Ivan Pernar in search of political alternatives. Time – that inescapable force that puts everyone and everything into the dustbin of history. If…

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Beton Mahala and Cultural Resistance in Serbian Theater

A Novi Pazar-based theater group throws a spotlight on social issues that go unchallenged, generating hype and stirring audiences across Serbia. But their recent performance has also courted political controversy in the group’s hometown, where it hasn’t been performed since its debut.  Premiering on January 10, 2015, at Novi Pazar’s…

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