Civic and Uncivic Values in Macedonia: Value Transformation, by Sabrina P. Ramet, O. Listhaug, A. Simkus

By Sabrina P. Ramet, O. Listhaug, A. Simkus

One of many critical demanding situations dealing with Macedonia, in addition to different Yugoslav successor states, is to advance civic values and to wrestle such uncivic values as ethnic intolerance, non secular bigotry, and homophobia. This quantity brings jointly experts in Macedonian affairs to supply insights into the reviews and values of the Macedonians.

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By Sabrina P. Ramet, O. Listhaug, A. Simkus

One of many critical demanding situations dealing with Macedonia, in addition to different Yugoslav successor states, is to advance civic values and to wrestle such uncivic values as ethnic intolerance, non secular bigotry, and homophobia. This quantity brings jointly experts in Macedonian affairs to supply insights into the reviews and values of the Macedonians.

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Macedonia is found in the middle of the distribution with 42%. This is lower than in Slovenia, but higher than in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. At the very left side, Bulgaria and Ukraine are the countries with the lowest satisfaction with the way democracy is developing. The question on satisfaction with democracy was also asked in the 2001 WVS in Macedonia. 5 Satisfaction with the way democracy is developing has increased in Macedonia Sources: 2001 WVS, 2008 EVS. 5. The satisfaction with the way democracy was developing in Macedonia in 2001 was very low.

Mondak and Adam F. Gearing, “Civic Engagement in a PostCommunist State,” in Political Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 1998), p. 616. 23. Almond and Verba, The Civic Culture, pp. 357–8, quoting from Bernard R. Berelson, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, and William N. McPhee, Voting: A Study of Opinion Formation in a Presidential Campaign (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1954), p. 319. 3 Macedonian Civic Values within a European Perspective Kristen Ringdal, Albert Simkus, and Ola Listhaug Subsequent chapters of this book in Parts II and III will be primarily concerned with qualitative historical-theoretical accounts of the modern history of internal and international relations among groups, institutions, and the state.

More generally, they have urged that “civic culture attitudes are an effect rather than a cause of democracy . . ”19 My own preference is to agree with both schools of thought and to suggest that, while Kant was right in thinking that one does not need to have a flourishing civic culture in order for social pressures and group interests to push a society in the direction of setting up a democratic system (or, for that matter, for Sabrina P. Ramet 23 rational calculation to suggest, as Rawls has argued,20 that such a system can be the best assurance of basic human rights and of the satisfaction of basic needs), nonetheless a civic culture can and does sustain a democratic system.

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