Civic and Uncivic Values in Macedonia: Value Transformation, by Sabrina P. Ramet, O. Listhaug, A. Simkus

By Sabrina P. Ramet, O. Listhaug, A. Simkus

One of many important demanding situations dealing with Macedonia, besides different Yugoslav successor states, is to enhance civic values and to wrestle such uncivic values as ethnic intolerance, spiritual bigotry, and homophobia. This quantity brings jointly experts in Macedonian affairs to supply insights into the stories and values of the Macedonians.

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By many accounts, the political situation in Azerbaijan is so far from being open and democratic that it is likely that respondents do not feel free to answer openly. In the case of Kosovo, interviews with colleagues in Kosovo have led us to believe that the highly positive evaluation of the parliament and civil service reflect the euphoria of the early stages of political independence. 8. James Alan Neff, “Exploring the Dimensionality of ‘Religiosity’ and ‘Spirituality’ in the Fetzer Multidimensional Measure,” in Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol.

The remainder of the population is divided among persons who mainly speak and write Macedonian, often along with their own specific languages and dialects, subdivided into relatively small groups: Bosniaks, Torbesh (Macedonians of Islamic faith), Serbs, Vlachs, Roma, Egyptians, and Turks. None of these groups amount to more than 4% of the population individually, but together they amount to approximately 11% of the population, based on census figures from 2002. These smaller groups are the subject of Chapter 11 by Frances Trix.

Rice and Jan L. Feldman, “Civic Culture and Democracy from Europe to America,” in Journal of Politics, Vol. 59, No. 4 (November 1997), p. 1145. 22. Jeffery J. Mondak and Adam F. Gearing, “Civic Engagement in a PostCommunist State,” in Political Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 1998), p. 616. 23. Almond and Verba, The Civic Culture, pp. 357–8, quoting from Bernard R. Berelson, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, and William N. McPhee, Voting: A Study of Opinion Formation in a Presidential Campaign (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1954), p.

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