Dr. Vladan Stanković
Institute for Political Studies
Consultant for international economic cooperation
Belgrade Chamber of Commerce
Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University
Faculty of Law in Novi Sad
Faculty of Law, Belgrade University
Dr. Vladan Stanković is a Senior Research Associate for Sociology and Political Sciences at the Institute for Political Studies in Belgrade. He was born in Belgrade on June 23, 1973. He graduated from the theoretical-legal, sociological department at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1998 with the highest marks. He finished his master's studies in general sociology and sociology of law in 2005. In 2006, his master's thesis: "Theoretical and normative aspects of evaluating the social function of drives" was declared "the best post-graduate thesis in the field of social and general humanities" by the "Andrejević Foundation" and published, in a revised edition, under the title: "Male-Female relationships through the centuries". Vladan Stanković received his doctorate in sociology of religion and political science of religion at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade in 2011 on the topic: "The influence of Christian confessions on the politics of social development". The book "Pravoslavno društvo", published in 2014, was shortlisted for the "Vojin Milić" award, which is awarded by the "Serbian Sociological Society" from Belgrade. The scientific monograph "Catholic Society" was published in 2017. The amended and supplemented edition of the same book entitled "The Catholic society" was published in English as a publishing venture of the year by the "Konrad Adenauer Foundation" from Belgrade and the Archdiocese of Belgrade in 2022. He specialized in the influence of religious spirituality on the development of societies during his study stay at the prestigious Dominican University "Saint Thomas Aquinas" in Rome (Angelicum, O.P). Gave lectures by invitation in Rome (in Italian and English), at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, the Faculty of Political Sciences and the National Academy for Public Administration in Belgrade. Speaks: English, Russian and Italian; the French language is used. Winner of the "Svetosava Prize" of the Institute for Political Studies in Belgrade for the best scientific paper in 2022. The book "The Logic of Orthodox Civilization" is the sixth scientific monograph published by him. He lives and works in Belgrade.
INFORMAL SHAPES OF SOCIAL ANOMIE
The topic of this scientific work is placed in the domain of social anomie. The effects of the action of informal forms of social anomie cause social entropy and indicate the permanent topicality of the topic. Social anomie destroys social processes, devalues institutions and devastates the fundamental values on which the community rests, so the social significance of research is unquestionable. Scientific justification is contained in the need to shed light on phenomena and processes from the domain of social pathology. The aim of the research is to define, classify, sistematize the observed phenomena and to offer optimal solutions to overcome them. The work for the Subject of reserch has: discovering the forms of social anomie, pointing out the harmful effects of these informal forms of social behavior, as well as proposing solutions to overcome the resulting situation in order to remove the harmful effects. In their work, the authors start from: the observation method, the development method, the comparative approach, the cross-cultural method, and the numerous methods of legal sciences. The subject framework of the research moves in the area of: sociology, social pathology, political and legal sciences. We have explained the logic of various forms of institutional action that cause social anomie and violate the basic rules of behavior on which a community rests. Anomic conditions point to illegal activity and violation of basic legal acts. And yet, social anomie goes beyond legal frameworks, pointing to the lack of social rules in regulating social relations that escape legal sanctions. Therefore, it is important to have a collective consciousness, which, among other things, distinguishes the value and moral elements of a community. Public opinion, public pressure, sense of responsibility, institutional procedures, as well as the rule of law, direct actors-in-situation towards those behaviors that significantly reduce anomic conditions.
REVIEW OF VALTER CASPER'S BOOK: FOR ALL TO BE ONE - ON THE WAYS OF UNITY
Book review: Valter Kasper. 2020. Da svi jedno budu – putevima jedinstva. Beograd: Beogradska nadbiskupija, str. 255.
THREE NATIONS AND TWO ENTITIES – CURRENT POWER RELATIONS
The author started from the initial assumption that political relations in B&H are basically connected to the relations between the three constituent peoples (Bosniak’s, Serbs and Croats), and the two entities (Federation B&H and Republic Srpska). This starting point enabled the author to choose the political relations of the three constituent peoples and the two entities as the subject of the research, taking as a standard the Dayton Agreement from 1995. and the Paris-Dayton Peace Treaty, which have undergone visible changes in the meantime. Ethnic-national communities are the bearers of certain policies on the reconfiguration of a complex state union on the axis: unitary – loose federation. The involvement of a foreign factor, through the interests of the great powers, further complicates political relations. The finding of the situation shows the coincidence of political goals for regulating relations in a complex state union depending on national orientation: Bosniak political elites try to unite B&H on the ruins of the the Dayton Agreement; Croatian political elites in B&H strive to achieve cosmetic, umbrella functionality of the B&H as solid federation of three ethnic-national federal units; and the Serbian political elite demands full respect for the Paris-Dayton Peace Treaty.
RULE OF LAW AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF SERBIA
The National Security Strategy of the Republic of Serbia views the rule of law and economic development as important contributors to social stability and preventive strengthening of state security. The rule of law was perceived as a „European value“ and the Strategy paid attention to it on a declarative level. It is seen as a „civilizational value“, but we do not encounter efforts to operationalize and implement it in the political and legal space of the state. On the other hand, economic development is contextualized according to the globalized World market Economy of needs. Economic policy has been reduced to monetary stabilization policy, entrepreneurship, economy of domestic Small and Medium enterprises, foreign direct investment...
COVID-19: A POLICY OF FEAR OF DEATH
The global and globalist Agenda on prevention from COVID-19 follows the logic of new forms of behavioral conditioning in terms of changing the value system and new behaviors of people: the weakening of „traditional forms of social conditioning“ and the severance of social ties. Accepting securitization as a new way of life in which human rights are voluntarily sacrificed for security and protection from the imminent danger of a deadly infection (whose role is to defend a weak individual from state coercion) is the essence and starting point of a new political discourse centered on new politics – The politics of fear of death. People are offered health security in exchange for the constitutionally guaranteed freedom, which is violated under the pretext of protecting the so-called „Vulnerable groups“ that could be killed by a deadly virus. This policy seeks to shift full responsibility to the governments of WHO member states in order for governments to take preventive action to combat the infection, and to establish control over the element of the deadly infection. For this reason, a media hysteria is unfolding before our eyes, at the center of which is the spread of panic with the fear of death. Certainly, the disaster that is taking place before our eyes has reached such proportions that it has additionally globalized the world and put the mutual solidarity of states and nations to the test. It remains to be seen in which direction the world will go...
IDENTITY OF NATIONAL MONTENEGRINS AND SERBS
Today, Montenegro has a society with multiple national identities: Montenegrin, ethnic Serb’s, Bosniak, Albanian ... The concept of building a Montenegrin civic identity, that would hide behind the idea of „constitutional patriotism“, has obviously failed. National minorities such as Bosniaks/Muslims, Albanians and a few Croats never intended to immerse their ethnic and national identities in Montenegrin identity. Montenegrin civic identity, by its very nature, was to serve the conversion of ethnic and national Serbs into „national Montenegrins“, so that national (newly) Montenegrins „soaked up“ a majority of 50% + 1, and thus finally became the majority community in the called Montenegro. At the moment, at the epicenter of events is the process of extrusion of the Metropolitan of Montenegrin-Littoral and other bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the religious life of Montenegro.
NIKOLA MALOVIĆ. BOKA KOTORSKA I SRBIJA. GEOPOLITIKA BOKE. SRBI I MORE.
Prikaz knjige: Malović, Nikola. 2018. Boka Kotorska i Srbija. Beograd: Knjiga komerc. 203 str.
SERBIAN IDENTITY AND MONTENEGRISM – CURRENT RELATIONS OF POWER
The national identity of the Serbs and Montenegrism are two parallel and exclusive phenomena. Th e representatives of the Montenegrin national identity deny their Serbian ethnic origin, with the help of the „Civil concept of the Montenegrin nation“ assimilate national Serbs in Montenegro. Th ese assimilation processes of Serbs permanently destabilize montenegrin society and undermine stability in the Western Balkans region. Th e exit strategy would represent, for the beginning: a consociational model for the organization of Montenegro, as a society of multiethnic and inter-religious communities, based on equal principles that would take place in parallel with the processes of regional integration in the Western Balkans region.