Political Climate - Climate Change in Serbia

Climate change is not just a natural phenomenon, but a political problem as well. Ways to mitigate and adapt to it are decided on by public institutions and negotiated at international conferences, which makes those decisions essentially political. Serbia's accession negotiations with the EU, as well as the Paris Agreement bring with them new political commitments and will require new solutions and an open public dialogue on what we need to change in our economy, infrastructure, and everyday life. 

With that in mind, the article series "Political Climate" aims to re-examine Serbia's climate policies. 

Articles:

Common(ing Space): Fragments of Reflection on Urban Spatial Commons

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The approaches including new ways of space management and use are continually emerging worldwide. Those practices, on one side, are criticizing the mechanisms of neoliberal urbanization and their consequences, while on the other opening the wider social discussion about possible alternatives. These are considered participative approaches, social infrastructures, self-managed spaces, bottom-up or grassroots practices – all under the unified concept of urban or spatial commons.

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Architecture in Yugoslavia - Creating a Concrete Utopia

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An exhibition of socialist Yugoslavia’s architecture, held at the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York since July 15th 2018 until January 13th 2019, was the direct cause or call for us to examine our own heritage.

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Nationalization is not the Solution for a Globalized World

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Brazil has fallen, who will be next? Authoritarian populism is rattling the Western World, whose liberalism had hitherto appeared unassailable. Michael Zürn, one of the directors of the Berlin Social Science Center, held a lecture in Belgrade on the reasons behind the success of the new Right. Here is an interview with him for NIN Weekly, published on November 8 2018, by Marko Lovric.

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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?

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