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Building Stability and Social Consensus in Post-Communist Societies

Venue: Bar (Montenegro)
Period: Jun. 14 - 16, 2012


Faculty of Political Science in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fondation is organizing first regional meeting of political science scholars held in Montenegro - *Mediterranean political dialogues. *The topic of the conference is "Building Stability and Social Consensus in Post-communist Societies" and it will gather scholars from all countries of the former Yugoslavia in order to discus common problems and development of the region in the fields of European future and integration, building institutions within liberal-democratic framework, transformation and democratization of party system, new identities and burden of historical heritage, role of civil society and human rights in the transformed system.

Panel Topics

Joint session I
European future of South-eastern countries
*Assessment of progress. ***

Panel I
Building liberal-democratic institutions
*Have the process of institutionalization in new countries finished? Do citizens have confidence in institutions? What are the main problems and challenges?*

Panel II
*Euro-Atlantic integrations*
*Progress assessment and importance for regional stability*

Panel III
Transformation of Political parties and Party Systems
*Transformation of party systems? Ideological transformation? Party cleavages?*

Panel IV
Civil Society
*Is it only within NGOs?***

Panel V
*What kind of identities are being built in the ex Yugoslav countries? Identification with national, regional or cosmopolitan?*

Panel VI
Human Rights
*State of the human rights in the region? Main challenges? Development?*

Panel  VII
Historical heritage
*Burden or an asset?*

Panel VIII
Substantive and procedural social consensus
*Is there a glimpse of consensus in new states? Social capital. *

Joint session II
Towards building stable and prosperous societies in new countries
*What preconditions must be met in order to strengthen new countries in Southeastern Europe? Recommendations for policy makers.

How to participate to the Conference

Abstracts between 300 - 500 words matching the above panels must be submitted by May 15, 2012. Please them via email to oliverak[at]

For the call, please click here on PECOB.

Organizer and Partners

Information & contacts

Dr Olivera Komar
Fakultet politickih nauka
Univerzitet Crne Gore
tel.: 00.382.67.277.651


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