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Otklon od politike i dezangažman u Srbiji
Political Disaffection and Disengagement in Serbia

Author(s): Jelena Pešić, Ana Birešev, Tamara Petrović-Trifunović
Subject(s): Sociology, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Sociološko naučno društvo Srbije
Keywords: popolitical disaffection; political disengagement; Serbia

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine the extent of political disaffection and disengagement of Serbian citizens from a comparative European perspective, as well as to explore the relationships between two phenomena and determine the effects of several potential predictors (structural inequalities, gender, generational differences, urban environment, political awareness and competences, national and European identification, and political discontent) on different aspects of political disaffection and disengagement. In order to do so, we have used European Social Survey data (9th round, 2018), and singled out four different subdimensions of political disaffection and disengagement: assessment of responsiveness of the political system (external political efficacy), institutional trust, assessment of individual interest in politics and capabilities to engage in political processes (internal political efficacy), and the level of actual political engagement (political participation). The aim of the paper is to shed light on different systemic, structural and conjunctural factors that may contribute to shaping political attitudes and patterns of actions in contemporary Serbia and pose several theoretical and research questions that need further investigation

  • Issue Year: 63/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 355-380
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English