Draft Syllabus

Stojanovski, Strasko (2008) Draft Syllabus. In: Curriculum Developement Program, Political science IRES, "Understanding and Explaning Identity Transformation", 11-15. February 2008, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

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The intention is to be created course on faculty of law with department for teaching, research and exploring contemporary debates, for the modern and traditional identities on the region. This course will incorporate several aspects on the identities, and unite a few science disciplines that are connected with this issue.
Firstly, there are historical aspects of collective identity building. In this context are incorporated histories on the Balkan region, its people and cultures. Multiculturalism is traced during the ancient history and the east Mediterranean cultures; middle age, beginning of Christianity (the clash of Orthodoxy and Catholicism) and East Roman, or Byzantine empire; The Ottoman period is promoting the Islam as monopoly in control of military, economical and political means of identity building. National waking is promoting the new Balkan nation-states. The twentieth century started and finished with wars on the Balkan.
The second aspect of collective identity building is connected with the Sociology and the Anthropology. This access is including several issues. First is connected with the two aspects of reading the nation building process-primordial and modern. First includes the most of the official Balkan, national stands and the second, incorporates the modern western intellectual views on the nation as social construction by the nation state institutions. The next issue is connected with the political and specially the economical influence of the wider global environment on constructing the individual, collective, local, and even national identities.
The third angle of view on collective identities is the law, as a institutional cover for identity pluralism. Human rights protection is one of the most explored topics on the modernity, especially in conditions of vast political mobilization. International laws and regulations are guaranty for keeping the multiculturalism on the Balkan. They are the last dam who can prevent national melting of the minority cultures into the monopoly nation state, and its “legitimate” use of force.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Political Science
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Strasko Stojanovski
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 14:26
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/2401

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