Education in Post-Conflict Transition

The Politicization of Religion in School Textbooks

  • Gorana Ognjenović
  • Jasna Jozelić

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gorana Ognjenović, Jasna Jozelić
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dženana Husremović
    Pages 181-210
  4. Gjylbehare Bella Murati, Vedat Sahiti
    Pages 299-305
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-316

About this book


This book offers vivid insights into policies of religious education in schools since the series of wars in former Yugoslavia in the 1990's. It traces the segregation among members of different ethnic groups in Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia, which has never been greater or more systematic.  It aims to be a necessary step in understanding the origins of this systematic segregation and how it is reproduced in educational practice, asserting that the politicization of religion in the school textbooks is one of the motors responsible for the ongoing ethnic segregation. It also deals with complex aspects of this issue, such as the general situation of religion in the different countries, the social position of churches, the issues of gender, the reconciliation after the Yugoslav Wars, and the integration of the EU.


social philosophy social psychology ideology international relations policy Catholicism Islam Orthodoxy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gorana Ognjenović
    • 1
  • Jasna Jozelić
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian Centre for Human RightsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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