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dc.contributor.advisorWinland, Daphne Naomi
dc.creatorGolubovic, Jelena
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.date.copyright2014-09-29
dc.date.issued2015-08-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/29895
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoen
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dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleThe Eastward Expansion of the European Union: Perspectives from University Students in Belgrade, Serbia
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociology
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2015-08-28T14:56:39Z
dc.subject.keywordsSerbia
dc.subject.keywordsFormer Yugoslavia
dc.subject.keywordsEuropean Union
dc.subject.keywordsEU
dc.subject.keywordsYouth
dc.subject.keywordsUniversity students
dc.subject.keywordsUrban
dc.subject.keywordsUrbanity
dc.subject.keywordsIdentity
dc.subject.keywordsBelonging
dc.subject.keywordsSymbolic geography
dc.subject.keywordsMobility


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