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Characteristics of veterans associations in the Republic of Croatia


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Škacan, Mislav. (2018). Characteristics of veterans associations in the Republic of Croatia. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Kardov, Kruno].

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War veterans’ organizations have an important role in the reintegration of former war participants into peaceful and civilian life. The main subject of this research is associations, that gather war veterans, which are viewed as social movement organizations that all together form the backbone of war veterans’ movement in the Republic of Croatia. This paper is based on the resource-mobilization theory of social movements. Some characteristics of these organizations relate to the solid networks of key actors, the mobilization potential of former military personnel, the hierarchical organization and decision-making principles, the specific experience of war and special social position of war veterans based on a strong symbolism of heroism, warfare and victim hood. Based on that, they gain access to special social resources that enables further development of veterans’ movement and enhancing influence on the rest of society.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: war veterans, war veterans’ organizations, war veterans’ movement, resources
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Kardov, Kruno
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 11:11
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 09:03

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