The People Press and Politics of Croatia

Author: Stjepan Malović
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275965433
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Malovic and Selnow examine the evolution of the press-government relationship from the Tito era to the present. With Croatia the focus, they examine how the press has attempted to transform itself from a passive, self-censoring institution into a more aggressive one. The role of radio, the Internet, unions, and the public are explored.

Democratic Transition in Croatia

Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585445875
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With the fall of communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the successor states have faced a historic challenge to create separate, modern democracies from the ashes of the former authoritarian state. This is a series of studies that examine the development of Croatia in the aftermath of communism and the war that marred the transition.

Governing Diasporas in International Relations

Author: Francesco Ragazzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351709437
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This book analyzes how states extend their sovereignty beyond their territories through the language of diasporas. An increasing number of states are interested in supporting, managing or controlling their populations abroad, something they define as their ‘diaspora’. Yet what does it mean for governments to formulate claims of sovereignty over populations who reside outside the very borders that legitimate them? This book argues that ‘diaspora’ should be understood as a performative discourse that enables transnational political practices that could otherwise not be justified in a normative structure of world politics, dominated by the imperatives of territorial sovereignty. The empirical analysis focuses on the former Yugoslavia and contemporary Croatia. The first part of the book examines the history of the relations between Croats abroad and their homeland, from the emergence of the question of emigration as a problem of government in the late nineteenth century until the years preceding the formation of the contemporary Croatian state. The second part explores how, in the 1990s, the merging of bureaucratic categories and state practices into the category of ‘diaspora’ was instrumental in mobilizing Croats abroad during the 1991-1995 war; in reshuffling the balance between Serbs and Croats in the citizenry; and in the de facto annexation of parts of neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina in the immediate aftermath of the war. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, international political sociology, diaspora studies, border studies, and International Relations in general.

Doing Business with Croatia

Author: Marat Terterov
Publisher: GMB Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1905050534
Format: PDF
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This is the definitive English language guide to the laws and procedures governing the Croatian property market and to the investment opportunities in the country. Aimed at an international audience of property developers, professional investors, lawyers, estate agents and multinational companies, who are interested in both commercial and residential property investment, it addresses issues such as: gaining clear title to land; land registry records; gaining permission to buy a property; tax on capital gains; social legislation. And it looks in depth at the structure and future prospects for the property market in Croatia.

Culture and Customs of Croatia

Author: Marilyn Cvitanic
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313351171
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An expert guide to the present-day cultural life of Croatia and how it has been influenced by the nation's tumultuous past. * Includes a chronology of important historical and cultural milestones beginning with the arrival of the Romans through the present day, with an emphasis on the events of the Homeland War and the founding of an independent Croatian state * Presents photographs of historic and contemporary architecture, landscapes, markets and foods, traditional and contemporary dress, sporting events, and more

Mass Media

Author: James B. Martin
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590332627
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mass media has become an integral part of the human experience. News travels around the world in a split second affecting people in other countries in untold ways. Although being on top of the news may be good, at least for news junkies, mass media also transmits values or the lack thereof, condenses complex events and thoughts to simplified sound bites and often ignores the essence of an event or story. The selective bibliography gathers the books and magazine literature over the previous ten years while providing access through author, title and subject indexes.

Politics Media and Democracy in Australia

Author: Brian McNair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317675010
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Australia, as in many comparable democracies, the role of the media in the political process is high on the public agenda. There is a perception of widespread disillusionment with and disengagement from politics amongst voters, and criticism of the media for failing to fulfil their democratic responsibilities adequately. This book evaluates public perceptions of the performance of the political media in the context of the declared aims and objectives of media producers. From there the authors present findings for improving the capacity of political media to engage and inform their audiences in ways which enhance the quality and popular legitimacy of the democratic process. These conclusions are of import not only to Australians, but to observers of mediated politics in the UK, the US and other countries where similar debates around the ‘crisis of public communication’ are on-going.

Croatia

Author: Francis H. Eterovich
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487596774
Format: PDF
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This volume continues the story of the cultural and political history of the Croatian people who have long been noted for their significant contributions to the arts and the humanities. It examines the Croatian language, literature to 1835, the maritime history of the eastern Adriatic, Croatian political history from 1526 to 1918, the development of book printing, the ethnic and religious history of Bosnia and Hercegovina, the cultural achievement of Bosnian and Hercegovinian Muslims, and Croatian immigrants in North America. Each of the nine chapters in the book is written by a specialist and is accompanied by an extensive bibliography. Other special features of this volume are eleven historical maps of the region, a geographical map, sixteen pages of illustrations, and a glossary of geographical names. This reference work will be invaluable to libraries, and will be a useful source of information for historians, writers on Central European affairs, students of art and ethnic developments, and the layman interested in the Croatian people and their cultural history.

Croatia

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Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300171595
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Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Pawe? Surowiec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328035
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Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central and Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. It explores the process of adoption of social media by politicians, journalists and civic activists, examines the impact of the different social and cultural backgrounds of the countries studied, and discusses specific political situations, such as the 2012 protests in Moscow and the 2014 EuroMaidan events in Ukraine, where social media played an important role. The book concludes by addressing how the relationship between social media and politics is likely to develop and how it might affect the still relatively new democracies in the region.