Political Culture & Dialogue

Protestantism, modernization and our time

As part of a series of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr Andreas Poltermann held a lecture entitled "Protestantism - or: Modernization of the World", on June 13th 2017 in Belgrade.

By Tamara Skrozza

The Past in the Present

Court for the Acquittal of War Crimes

Serbia's accountability for war crimes committed on the territories of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and even Serbia, is not subject to public discussion. According to that narrative, Serbia did not take part in the wars. Serbia, as we are told, has only participated in defensive wars. It has always been on the right side. Why would anyone then question this narrative? Why would anyone, including the judiciary, deal with this?

By Dejan Kožul

The Public and Private Spheres in Times of the Social Media

To what extent should the private sphere limit the public one and vice versa – that was a subject of debate since the beginning of modern civil society in the 18th century, one that came to very much differing answers, historically speaking.

By Andreas Poltermann

André Gorz‘s Concrete Utopia of the Knowledge-Based Society

Due to computerization and automatization, knowledge-based capitalism creates societal wealth with less work. Two fundamental questions arise from this: if the society is producing more wealth with less work, how can it then render every individual’s income dependent of the workload delivered by that individual? And further, how the economic problem, namely that, under the given circumstances, exclusion of labor leads to the decrease of the means of payment brought in circulation (salaries) and thus to the decrease of solvent demands.

By Andreas Poltermann

Publications

University Walls

In the landscape of Montenegrin higher education institutions, which are not leading the way in any segment of contemporary education, the lack of transparency is an additional cause for concern, especially taking into account an increasing trend of “raising walls” around universities. 
Thus far, there was no research of transparency of higher education institutions in Montenegro that could offer an overview of these institutions’ attitude towards transparency based on indicators, as well as of the availability of information on their websites, as the main source of such information to the public. Hence, this study has a twofold objective: to offer an overview of the current state of
affairs with regard to availability of information on university websites, and to provide the starting point for monitoring future progress.

Incentives4Reform: Increasing opportunities for VET students and graduates in the labour market

The education system in Kosovo has been subject to continuous change during the transition that emerged in the aftermath of the war in 1999. In recent years it has become increasingly evident that although it’s young population, the youngest in Europe, is indeed a great asset to the country, it simultaneously places an extremely heavy burden on both the education system and the labour market in Kosovo.

Education & Culture

We are in the midst of a revolution in the way that knowledge and culture are created, accessed and transformed. Citizens, artists and consumers are no longer powerless and isolated in the face of industries producing and distributing content, and they are increasingly becoming independent from state control and state funding: Now individuals across many different spheres are collaborating, participating and making decisions in a direct and democratic way, which is leading to the development of new models of financing cultural activities.

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