Ideological self-description and attitudes towards Kosovo secession in Serbia

Todosijević, Bojan and Pavlović, Zoran (2019) Ideological self-description and attitudes towards Kosovo secession in Serbia. In: Proceedings of the 7th international scientific and practical seminar: Political and economic self-constitution: Media, citizenship activity and political polarization. TPM-Edizioni, Padua, pp. 59-65. ISBN 978-88-97598-19-0

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Ideologies are often understood as general principles that connect attitudes towards various political issues into (more or less) coherent belief systems. On the psychological level, ideologies also function as selfcategorizing labels that help placing oneself vis-à-vis political objects, and thereby perform a political orientation function. Yet, doubts have often been expressed about citizens' levels of political interest and sophistication that are deemed necessary for establishing and maintaining the connection between ideological labels and political opinions. This is especially seen as a potential problem in the so-called young democracies. In order to address this problem, the paper analyzes the relationship between ideological self-labeling and political opinion in Serbia. Opinion in question concerns the attitude towards the secession of Kosovo, a southern autonomous province in Serbia.

Item Type: Book Section
Institutional centre: Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 15:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 15:40

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