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POST-GENOCIDE SOCIETY, SOCIAL CAPITAL, AND PEDAGOGY OF LIFELONG LEARNING: AN ANALYSIS OF THE EMPIRICAL EXAMPLE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Goran Basic and Zlatan Delic
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Goran Basic: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning Linnaeus University, 351 95 Vaxjo, Sweden
Zlatan Delic: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2019, vol. 6, issue 2, 31-62

Abstract: The aim of the paper is to analyse: 1) the negative/dark sides of social capital in the Bosnian–Herzegovinian post-genocide society that emerged because of decades of symbolic and real war and post-war violence against the people in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and 2) the possibility of social development in the direction of a positive/lighter side of social capital, in the sense of legitimising progressive politics of social development based on the following foundations: a) learning peace, coexistence, and reconciliation; b) acknowledgment that genocide was carried out during the war and actively denied after the war; c) condemnation of genocide (both during the war and the post-war period); and d) active work to recognise the status of and obtain compensation for the victims of the genocide (at the social, organisational/institutional, and individual levels).

Keywords: actor; coexistence learning; destruction; education; field; habitus; peace learning; reconciliation learning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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