Disobedient
Democracy
Disobedient
Democracy

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„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.

Title:

Contesting Neoliberal Urbanism on the European Semi-periphery: the Right to the City movement in Croatia

AUTHORS:

Danijela Dolenec, Karin Doolan, Tomislav Tomašević

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).

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Title:

Youth participation in Eastern Europe in the age of austerity

AUTHORS:

Danijela Dolenec, Marko Kovačić

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.

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Title:

Reclaiming the role of higher education in Croatia: dominant and oppositional framings, 2012

AUTHORS:

Danijela Dolenec, Karin Doolan

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.

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Title:

The absent socioeconomic cleavage in Croatia: a failure of representative democracy?

AUTHORS:

Danijela Dolenec

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.

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