The project’s starting assumption is that the social processes that occurred in Croatia during the 1990s were not specifically “Balkan”. Indeed, they are not characteristics exclusive to socialist and post-socialist societies, but they are of a more universal nature.
The project’s focus will be on the problems that emerged as focal points key to the processes in question. The topics considered include ideological conversion, the emergence of the new elites, the consequences of changes in fundamental legal paradigms and judicial practices, new justifications of violence, changes in the dominant affective economies, and related topics. The project will also deal with the link between engaged science and “borderline” methodologies, which is the term we use to highlight the intertwining of social and academic methods of research and agency.