Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Felicia Pratto
    Pages 1-11
  3. Olja Jovanović, Marko Vladisavljević, Marija Branković, Iris Žeželj
    Pages 53-67
  4. Vladimir Turjačanin, Srđan Dušanić, Siniša Lakić, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy, Maja Pulić de Sanctis
    Pages 69-88
  5. Ali Pajaziti, Biljana Blaževska-Stoilkovska, Ana Fritzhand, Agron Rustemi, Admir Qose
    Pages 135-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-196

About this book


This book examines the identities of young adults in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia. With research drawn from a large multidisciplinary project exploring a potential for reconciliation in post-conflict societies, the authors discuss the interplay between ethnic, religious and national identities that have been the source of recent violent conflicts. They focus on people aged 18-30, representing generations that are socialized after the wars, but live in ethnically divided societies burdened with a difficult history. Another aim of the project was to compare majority and minority perspectives within each country, and to provide a unique view on how to reinterpret and build more inclusive social identities. Scholars and organizations interested in areas of social psychology, political science and sociology will find this research of great value.


albanian serbian bosniak border politics social policy Macedonia conflict social identity Western Balkans conflict Common Ingroup Identity Model National Identity inter-ethnic relations ethnic homogenization

Editors and affiliations

  • Felicia Pratto
    • 1
  • Iris Žeželj
    • 2
  • Edona Maloku
    • 3
  • Vladimir Turjačanin
    • 4
  • Marija Branković
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, CTUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of PhilosophBelgrade UniversityBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Social Sciences UnitAmerican University in KosovoPrishtinaUSA
  4. 4.University of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina
  5. 5.Faculty of Media and CommunicationsSingidunum UniversityBelgradeSerbia

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