„To act is to actualize a rupture in the given, to act always means to enact the unexpected and unpredicable.“ Engin Isin 2009:380
This is the space where we collect publications, working papers and other textual materials that are in some way related to the questions motivating this project. Our aim is to highlight our work, as well as to showcase work of colleagues that is relevant and inspiring for exploring contentious politics, patterns of non-conventional political participation and political mobilization.
Danijela Dolenec, Karlo Kralj and Ana Balković published a new article in East European Politics. The article, relying on the PEA data, explains the strategies pursued by housing and anti-debt social movements in Croatia and Serbia during the Great Recession.
In the new article, published in European Journal of Industrial Relations, Danijela Dolenec, Daniela Širinić and Ana Balković address the debate regarding the impact of the Great Recession on changing union strategies in post-socialist Europe.
The protest event analysis (PEA) dataset covers the period 2000-2017, recording protest events in Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Serbia. In total our dataset records 12,882 protest events. The highest number of protest events was recorded in Spain, with 4,042 events, 3,170 protest events were recorded in Portugal, 2,870 in Serbia and 2,800 in Croatia. We illustrate the dataset’s potential by zooming in on strike data.
In this text, published as a chapter in the volume Ruling By other Means (CUP 2020), Danijela Dolenec and Daniela Širinić explore the relationship between veteran organizations and right-wing party HDZ in Croatia.
Relying on the newly collected protest event data from 2000 to 2017, the paper describes the main trends and dynamics of protest activities in Croatia in the observed period, and re-examines claim about the absence of austerity related protests in Croatia after 2008.
Analysing city dynamics is particularly insightful because it encapsulates larger processes of economic and political change, with urban struggles serving as “detectors of the critical issues and conflicts of our time” (Jacobsson 2015, p. 12).
We explore ways in which austerity policies have influenced patterns of youth political participation between the core and periphery of the European Union (EU), focusing on Eastern Europe.
Framed within a critical theory perspective that draws on Fraser’s (2000 and 2003) concept of justice, we outline the development of the neoliberal doctrine in higher education and analyse how it influenced the official discourse in Croatia.
In this paper I engage with the broader debate about the failures of representative democracy through a critical analysis of political cleavages in Croatia from 1991 until the present.