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The Image of Yugoslavia among Post-Yugoslav Youth in 2009
The Image of Yugoslavia among Post-Yugoslav Youth in 2009

Author(s): Andrej Kirbiš, Sergej Flere
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

Summary/Abstract: Abstract. This article discusses the results of a cross-cultural survey regarding the perception of Yugoslavia among social science students in former Yugoslav countries. A favourable attitude toward the former Yugoslavia was detected in Montenegro, Macedonia and in both Bosnian entities. The resolutely negative perception of Yugoslavia prevailing in Kosovo and Croatia has to do with a long-term commitment to independence among Kosovo-Albanians and Croats. The rather reserved stance towards Yugoslavia among Serbs is a historical novelty. Pro-Yugoslav attitudes generally correlated positively with individuals inclined toward a leftist ideological identification and economic egalitarianism, whereas such associations were not found for those who identify with authoritarianism and traditionalism. The Slovenian and Croatian samples support this finding, while the Serbian and Macedonian samples associate pro-Yugoslav attitudes with authoritarianism. This reflects differences in the perception of Yugoslavia in various environments. It was likewise found that significant variation exists among attitudes regarding the political natures of the present states and the hypothetical renewal of Yugoslavia.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 330-348
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English