RRPP – Resistance to Socio-economic changes in Western Balkans societies

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The project “Resistance to Socio-economic changes Western Balkans  societies. Testing of two theories of social development “, was conducted by the Center for empirical cultural studies of Southeast Europe (Serbia), the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje (Macedonia), Centre for Social Research Kosovo (Kosovo) and the Centre for Social Research “Analitika ” (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This project was implemented during the 2012-2013 period, as part of the Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans (RRPP), led by the University of Fribourg,  upon a mandate of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

As one of the results of the project is the book “A Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South- East Europe” that can be found on the following link A Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South- East Europe 

This book explores the social life in Southeast Europe, produced as a result of the fusion of formal institutions, created in the process of neo-liberal and European transition and informal institutions shaped by cultural traditions and experiences in the socialist period.

Four main sections reflect the contents of the book. The first part discusses the views of residents of Western Balkan on transitional changes and adaptation to new social conditions. The second part discusses the (in) ability of societies of Southeast Europe to change. The third section examines women in the transition processes in the region. The fourth part explores informal institutions and practices in the region.

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