50 / SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND INSTITUTIONS: THE QUEST FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

12 – 18 June 2011        Send to printer


Course directors

Gerald J. Massey, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Ognjen Čaldarović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davorka Matić, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Course description:

In the years since the Cold War ended, justice – in its distributive, juridical, and everyday life senses – has emerged as a major world issue. We propose a course to examine the quest for social justice in each of its multifaceted formations: as a problem in institutional design and/or procedure in post-socialist societies; as a structural problem determined by the opportunities for and barriers to social mobility; as a fundamental issue in the establishment of Euro-citizenship; and as a concern in the daily lives through identity dynamics and interpersonal relations. The papers and discussions in the course will range from the macrosocietal and mezzosocial to the microsociological levels– focusing on social justice, its modes, processes and realization. The course will encompass a broad range of research strategies. Special interest will be devoted to the transitional countries.


Course lecturers

Ognjen Čaldarović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dorothy McClellan, University of Texas, United States


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