„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.
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.