46 / SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS


The Quest for Social Justice

12 – 17 June 2017   print this page

Course directors:

Slobodan Cvejić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ognjen Čaldarović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davorka Matić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vjeran Katunarić, University of Zadar, Croatia


Course description:

Social justice – in its distributive, political-juridical, and everyday life senses – is one of the key themes in contemporary society and social sciences. For example, the quest for social justice was one of the main causes of uprisings that brought dramatic changes in the Middle East and North Africa. 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-communist societies; as a structural problem determined by the opportunities for and barriers to social mobility; as a fundamental issue in establishment of Euro-citizenship; as a concern in the daily lives through identity dynamics and interpersonal relations and as a cause of the political change. The papers and discussions in the course will range from the macro to the micro levels of sociological analysis of social justice, its modes, processes and realization. The course will encompass a broad range of the research strategies.

* Programme offer 3 ECTS points. (Active participation in the work of the course and the presentation of the paper.)

Supported by Department of Sociology at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Zagreb


Course lecturers:

Ognjen Čaldarović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davorka Matić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Kruno Kardov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Krešimir Žažar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vjeran Katunarić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Dea Vidović, Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia
Ana Žuvela, IRMO Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia
Matea Penić Sirak, University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica, Croatia