Under construction: social movements in the territory of former Yugoslavia

Rodríguez Andreu, Miguel (2016), “Under construction: social movements in the territory of former Yugoslavia”, International Journal of Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights, Vol. 7, pp. 53-65.

Abstract: 

This article distinguishes nationalist mobilisation from social movement. The experiences of social mobilisation that emerged during the transition have shown either movements that pursue a nationalist aim or are linked to a political objective but not necessarily a common good. The article suggests, taking into account Tarrow’s definition, that social movements should not only look for a common aim but should also seek a collective good. This requires that the political movement be linked not only to a single national group but rather goes beyond the ethnic identity of its members. The financial crisis of 2008 revealed an opportunity for this new type of social movement in the territory of former Yugoslavia.

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