Agriculture and the Changes of the Social Structure: The Case of Serbia  Cover Image

Poljoprivreda i promene u društvenoj strukturi: slučaj Srbije
Agriculture and the Changes of the Social Structure: The Case of Serbia

Author(s): Srđan Šljukić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore
Keywords: social structure; agriculture; Serbia; CEE societies; changes; transformation;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper the author stresses the importance of the changes in the vertical dimension of social structure in CEE societies, focusing on the recent (from 1989) changes of the social structure in agriculture in Serbia. After a short historical review, the causes, the way and the results of these changes are analyzed. Furthermore, the situation in Serbia is compared with situations in some other CEE societies, with an attempt to explain the differences and find similarities. The changes of the social structure in agriculture in Serbia are discussed from the point of the stability of society and from the point of evolutionary capacity. The author concludes that the presented and discussed changes of the social structure in agriculture support the claim that, when speaking about structural changes in CEE societies in the last sixteen years, the notion of “transformation” is more useful in explanation than the notion of “transition”.

  • Issue Year: 48/2006
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 137-148
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English