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Explaining public support for the Law on the use of languages in Macedonia

This article aims to explain citizens’ support for the Law on the Use of Languages (LUL) through their demographic characteristics, political participation, party affiliation and ethnic belonging. We base this article on an empirical ordered logistic regression models using an original database of 669 Macedonian respondents. We compare the support of Macedonian public for the …

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A Social Movement in First Person Singular: The Colours of the “Colourful Revolution” in North Macedonia.

The true identity of the Colourful Revolution in North Macedonia was subject to contrasting public discourses. The authors provide a combined descriptive and micro-level empirical analysis, based on an original dataset, to prove that the Colourful Revolution complies with the essential elements of a social movement. They elaborate the main features of its collective identity …

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The “Colorful Revolution” and the Movement “For a Shared Macedonia”- Symbols of an Awakening Participatory Civic Culture or Indicators of deep Party Divisions in Macedonian Society? Case study- Prilep.

This is a case study on the Macedonian movements ‘I Protest’ (better known as the Colorful Revolution) and ‘For a Shared Macedonia’ in the town of Prilep, which is based on empirical findings from two separate surveys including 141 participants from the first and 89 from the second one. The main research question is: can …

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The EU as a factor of stability and a promoter of good interethnic relations in Macedonia.

The respect of the human and minority rights is one of the EU Criteria for Membership in the Union. Nevertheless, the legitimacy of the EU criteria and standards for the candidate countries have been criticized for the lack of consistent application across countries and lack of transparency in the European Commission monitoring. The main research …

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The Ohrid Framework Agreement: a strategic tool for electoral party competition in Macedonia “.

The myth that the Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) can be the ‘cure’ for fragile heterogeneous societies has been debunked shortly before its 10th anniversary. The general research question of this article is how political parties in Macedonia assess the role of the OFA in building functioning multiethnic society, while the specific puzzle is what accounts …