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The Eastward Expansion of the European Union: Perspectives from University Students in Belgrade, Serbia

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dc.contributor.advisor Winland, Daphne Naomi
dc.creator Golubovic, Jelena
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-09-29
dc.date.issued 2015-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29895
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores how the eastward expansion of the European Union (EU) affects the lives and identities of university students in Belgrade, Serbia, a post-socialist, post-conflict, and non-EU country. This study involved qualitative interviews of 17 students aged 20 to 30, a generation that grew up during the 1990s when the Yugoslav secession wars made Serbia isolated from Western Europe politically and economically. A central question of this project is what it means to live in a non-EU state in Europe as the EU expands to include more post-socialist and Eastern European states. This study finds that participants tend to identify as belonging in Europe despite Serbia’s geopolitical position on the outside of the EU, and explores how the issues of emplacement and exclusion affect participants’ perceptions of everyday life in Belgrade as they compare it to how they imagine life to be like in the EU.
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject Sociology
dc.title The Eastward Expansion of the European Union: Perspectives from University Students in Belgrade, Serbia
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology
dc.degree.name MA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.subject.keywords Serbia
dc.subject.keywords Former Yugoslavia
dc.subject.keywords European Union
dc.subject.keywords EU
dc.subject.keywords Youth
dc.subject.keywords University students
dc.subject.keywords Urban
dc.subject.keywords Urbanity
dc.subject.keywords Identity
dc.subject.keywords Belonging
dc.subject.keywords Symbolic geography
dc.subject.keywords Mobility

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