The Institutionalisation of Political Science in Post-Yugoslav States: Continuities and New Beginnings [chapter]

Davor Boban, Ivan Stanojević
2021 Opportunities and Challenges for New and Peripheral Political Science Communities  
AbstractThe institutionalisation of political science in the four countries emerged after the break-up of Yugoslavia—Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia—has not been a uniform process. Despite the discipline's foundation at almost the same time and in the same state, there are considerable differences among them in terms of stability and autonomy. Some of the most salient, albeit certainly not all are numbers of institutions, professors, students and study programs,
more » ... of political science fields, state funding, and hiring procedure. Our investigation on the roots of differences between them covers two periods. The first one deals with the Communist Yugoslav period, when the first institutions of political science were founded, and the discipline went through three decades of development under autocratic regime. Second period deals with the following three decades of institutionalisation, from first multi-party elections in 1990 until 2020. We finish the chapter with concluding remarks which could also be perceived as a guideline for further research in the field.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-79054-7_4 fatcat:nywckjph6vbnfmkfwiqtj3lbzi