Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


The Quest for Social Justice
14 Jun 2010 - 19 Jun 2010
Course directors:
Ognjen Čaldarović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Nenad Fanuko, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Davorka Matić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

In the years since the Cold War ended, justice – in its distributive, juridical, and everyday life senses – has emerged as a major world issue. We propose a course to examine the quest for social justice in each of its multifaceted formations: as a problem in institutional design and/or procedure in post-socialist societies; as a structural problem determined by the opportunities for and barriers to social mobility; as a fundamental issue in the establishment of Euro-citizenship; and as a concern in the daily lives through identity dynamics and interpersonal relations. The papers and discussions in the course will range from the macrosocietal and mezzosocial to the microsociological levels– focusing on social justice, its modes, processes and realization. The course will encompass a broad range of research strategies. Special interest will be devoted to the transitional countries.

Interuniversity Centre for Postgraduate Studies (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia

Course on „Social Structures and Social Institutions: The Quest for Social Justice“

Dubrovnik, June 14-19 2009.

Preliminary Schedule

All sessions will be held in the morning hours (9.30-13.30)

Monday, June 14

• Ognjen Čaldarović, professor, University of Zagreb:

Greetings and Introductory words

• Sandra Kantar, lecturer, Higher University Unit, Križevci, Croatia:

Attitudes towards agriculture in Croatia: an emšpirical study

• Nenad Fanuko, professor, University of Rijeka, Cultural Studies:


Tuesday, June 15

• Ivica Petrinić, lecturer, University of Pula:

Collaboration Online: City Platform as a Tool for Sustainable Prosperity

• Ognjen Čaldarović, professor, University of Zagreb:

Equalization of inequalities through compensations in environmental issues – a hopeless mission?

Wednesday, June 16

Excursion (depending on the weather conditions)

Thursday, June 17

• Merima Bruncevic, doctoral student, University of Gothenburg:

International Copyright and Private Ownership over Cultural Goods: Restricted Access or Free Flow?

• Jana Šarinić, doctoral student, University of Zagreb:

(Post)modern City and Social Justice

• Ana Tomljanović, doctoral student, University of Zagreb:

New Student Movements – basic analysis: some new insights

Friday, June 18

• Ognjen Čaldarović, professor, University of Zagreb:

Public and public spaces in the city

• Nenad Fanuko, University of Rijeka:

Theory lecture