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Croatia: Victims of Transition? The Role of Homeland War Veterans in Public Discourse in Croatia

  • Aleksandar JakirEmail author
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Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)

Abstract

In Aleksandar Jakir’s chapter, he illustrates that while the military were indispensable in Croatia’s transition to an independent democratic state in the early 1990s, during the Homeland War, contemporary veterans’ transition arrangements remain problematically tied to these events. As a country endeavouring to construct a contemporary Croatian national narrative, agreement on appropriate veterans’ transition arrangements are proving a significant impasse to these aspirations. Jakir’s chapter maps the Croatian public dialogue that oscillates between framing veterans as exacting a heavy toll on an already weak economy and as deserving of care as privileged defenders of the country’s independence, as a response to proposed revisions via the New Veterans Law.

Keywords

Governance of the military Social security systems Political stability and instability Veteran status and influence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SplitSplitCroatia

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