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Стварни друштвени положај националних мањина у области здравствене и социјалне заштите
A real social position of ethnic minorities in the area of medical care and social security

Author(s): Slobodan Nagradić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: ethnic minorities; post-dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina; entities in BiH; Constitution of BiH; health protection; social protection; medical institutions; laws on medical care and social security;

Summary/Abstract: This work contains research of the position of ethnic minorities in two important existential areas such are medical care and social security. The author puts under a critical analyze not only semantics of the ideas and phrases of medical care and, especially, social security themselves, believing that their inaccurate meaning and usage hide more than they expose facts and relations according to which it is possible to detect and describe a real position of ethnic minorities in the post-dayton society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the experience of implementation of rules from those areas, which should enable them to use the rights defined. Of course, his attention is specially focused on members of Roma ethnic minority, for which he claims to be the most sensible, and that their members, unlike members of all the other ethnic minorities in BiH, are most, or more precisely, only discriminated a-pro-pos the protection of their rights in the areas of medical care and social security, which is not only a responsibility of institutions that provide services in the mentioned areas of life. By using a method of analysis of contents of legal (constitutions, laws, conventions, charters, resolutions, sublegal acts) and political (reports, evaluations, analyses, strategies, action plans etc.) documents, and by analyzing real life features, processes, relations and events in contemporary BiH society, the author came to sociologically relevant insights of real social and legally-political positions of ethnic minorities in BiH, a state and courses in the areas of medical care and social security and clearly formulated a conclusion that members of ethnic minority determined collectivities, apart from Roma, are in no way ancillary positioned compared to members of constitutional people of post-dayton BiH.

  • Issue Year: 6/2016
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 191-218
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Serbian