Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association

ANNALS
VOL. 18. No. 1 (2021)
Our journal has come of age…: we present to you the eighteenth issue of the Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association. The editorial (in Croatian) of the issue can be accessed ...
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Precarious Political Scientist in Construction Work
The Wild Construction (II): Towards the (un)Cultural Anthropology of the Construction Site and the Metaphysics of the Mixer
“Wild construction” is the term for a construction site with an active heterogeneous group of unregistered workers who perform demanding “physical” field work – which others have given up on for whatever reason. We are paid salary – “on hand” after the day is completed or the work done.
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Precarious Political Scientist in Construction Work
The Wild Construction (I): God and the Backhoes
As the sweat dripped from my forehead onto the twenty-kilogram concrete blocks, I wondered if other political scientists were doing this, for how long, and if this was even for us? There were two currents of thought back then at the Faculty of Political Science – the pessimistic (“unfortunately, you will work as waiters in the summer, as seasonal olive and grape pickers in the fall, and sit, smoke and drink tea during the winter”) and the optimistic (“once we enter the EU, the labor market will demand at least 2,000 of our political scientists, and lawyers will no longer take away our work”). At least in my case, life confirmed the pessimistic forecast.
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Imperialistic Politics and Genocidal Rhetoric
“Annihilate Those Stink Bugs!”
Russian politics verbally came close to typical genocidal rhetoric, which preceded the destruction of entire nations. Before the slaughter and destruction, all of them were reduced to bacteria, viruses, microbes, cockroaches, worms, rats... – vermin that should be exterminated from the face of the earth.
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Precarious Political Scientist: Political Science and Mariner’s Lifeworld
Sailing is Necessary (II): Sailor and Steward, the Underside of the Adriatic
Pirates are a scourge. John Locke condemned tyrants by comparing them to those enemies of the human race who rob other people’s property. And what about the undeclared sailors who seasonally sail the Adriatic and serve tourists on cruises? Guided by Locke’s logic, we could say that a pirate is any sailor who illegally works on a ship and deprives the state of taxes.
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Online First
What is the Meaning of Public Self-Reviews? Commentary on two Contributions to the Self-Criticism of Social Scientists
Criticism is an integral part of the rational process of progress towards more complete and precise knowledge. Consequently, it provides subjects with opportunities for better and more effective action on an individual and collective level. The suppositions of the Enlightenment worldview include a vision of the progress of science as an open collective process of conjectures and refutations, or at least advancements within a certain paradigm until it is exhausted and overcome by a better one.
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Political Science and Electoral Process: Is There a Link Between Political Demography and Political Psychology?
Our first block of texts this year deals with elections and democracy. The texts are substantively and methodologically significantly different; they belong to different “genres” and start from different problems.
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Regional Studies: The Middle East
The second bloc of texts previously published online, which will be included in the issue of the Annals for 2021, is dedicated to politics in the Middle East. From the perspective of the secular eschatologies of liberal democracy, the Middle East, with its saturation with religion and conflict, stubbornly resists what is progressively...
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Politics and Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 25 Years after Dayton
Our initial bloc of online first texts is dedicated to politics and democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Brendan O’Leary questions the phrase normal democracy. In the text, he argues that human rights must be balanced with other values, including peace and stability, and concludes...
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Political Science Podcast
Episode #5: What’s Wrong with Croatian Public Policies?
U petoj epizodi Politološkog podkasta Višeslav Raos razgovarao je o javnim politikama s politologinjom Anom Petek, izvanrednom profesoricom s Odsjeka za javne politike, menadžment i razvoj Fakulteta političkih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu i voditeljicom istraživačkog tima na projektu Kako ...
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Episode # 4: Health Policy and Gender (In)Equality
The conversation of the host of the Political Science Podcast Enes Kulenović with the Croatian political scientist and scientific returnee from the USA Dagmar Radin focused on three topics. The first part of the conversation focused on the position of women in the Croatian health system...
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Episode # 3: Populism, Democracy, and Civic Education
In the third episode of the Political Science Podcast, Enes Kulenović talked with professor Berto Šalaj from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. The conversation started with the topic of populism. One of its forms is the celebrity populism: celebrities bring techniques and experiences of communication from the media to the political sphere...
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Episode #2: The Pandemic and the Crisis of Democracy
In the second episode of the Political Science Podcast, we spoke with political scientist Nenad Zakošek. After an introductory explanation of the political causes of social inequality and reflections on nationalism and local power structures in Croatia, the focus of the first part of the conversation was on the disappointment of citizens ...
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Episode #1: Populism, Elites and Masses
In the first episode of the Political Science Podcast, editor and host Enes Kulenović spoke with political scientist Marko Grdešić about his 2019 book The Shape of Populism: Serbia before the Dissolution of Yugoslavia, published by the University of Michigan Press...
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Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association

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