Members of Serbian team have published an article in the forthcoming special issue ’Illiberal politics in Southeast Europe’ of the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
The paper, based on the research conducted in the framework of the Jean Monnet Network, provides a comparative analysis of social movements’ characteristics and capacities to struggle against illiberal tendencies and incite political change in Serbia and North Macedonia. Starting from discussion on the illiberal elements of political regimes in these two countries, authors provide a comprehensive overview of progressive social movements, formed and organized as a response to different authoritarian and non-democratic tendencies. They point to some differences in their organizing, coalition-forging and issue-defining principles, which may help to explain the relative success of social movements in North Macedonia in producing relevant political outcomes, compared to the weak political impact of social movements in Serbia.
Link to the paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14683857.2019.1654317