Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries
What Kind of University for What Kind of Society? Nation-States, Post-National Constellations, and Higher Education in the Post-Yugoslav Space
The text investigates the transformation of higher education following the dissolution of Yugoslavia from the perspective of the changing concept of political communities that universities ‘belong’ to. It argues that, besides the development of ‘post-national constellations’ mediated through processes of European integration in higher education, we need to acknowledge the effects of the parallel process of ‘fragmentation’ along ethnic, political and religious lines on higher education in the region. Utilising examples from Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Sandžak, the text points to the relevance of understanding the interplay within the broader political dynamics, and the role of universities in politics and policies of identity, in an effort to explain the change processes in higher education in Europe and beyond.
Key words: higher education, ethnicity and education, post-conflict education, politics of education, identity and difference, post-national constellations, former Yugoslavia
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