Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia

During 2020 there have been many debates about monuments concerning demonstrations and riots connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. Monuments as of Edward Colston in Bristol, UK and of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, USA have been vandalised and/or destroyed.  My position when it comes to monuments is the following: Monuments are notContinue reading “Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia”

500 Billion Dinar Question

In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceased to exist as a sovereign state and UN-member. Before its collapse, socialist Yugoslavia had economic problems, including inflation. The inflation problems were temporarily handled by its last prime-minister Ante Markovic. According to the historian Tvrtko Jakovina based in Croatia, Markovic was especially successful in stopping theContinue reading “500 Billion Dinar Question”

Symbols of change – or not

Stockholm 2020-03-30 Recently I was going through my photos from childhood. I came to react strongly on the following photo due to the memory of my interests for history and social science. The photo is from the beginning from the 2000s, maybe 2002. It was taken in Bosnia, in the town of Teslic. I amContinue reading “Symbols of change – or not”