Serbia: Current Political, Economic and Social Issues and Challenges

Igor Janev (Editor)
Institute for Political Studies, Serbia

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the current, most critical political, economic and social issues, and challenges facing Serbia on its road towards integration in the European Union. The chapters in the book are written by highly renowned authorities in their respective research fields including prominent scholars, academics, and researchers.

Thorough analysis of the challenges and issues currently facing the Serbian society and state encompasses the following:
• Finance and banking sector, including the cooperation with international and European financial organizations, and its internal competitive environment;
• Economic sector, including the effects of globalization on the entrepreneurship in Serbia and the intellectual potential of the Serbian economy;
• IT sector, which includes semantic technologies, the data-driven economy, and open-data ecosystems in Serbia and in related European areas;
• Foreign policy issues of Serbia related to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia;
• Serbia and the European migrant crisis;
• Corruption phenomenon in all sectors and on all levels of Serbian society, including the varieties of its mechanisms, as well as methods and instruments for combating it;
• Media sector, including its status, challenges, and prospects in the context of Serbia’s Euro-integration;
• Social gender issues including women’s domestic violence in Serbia and methods for its reduction;
• Status of rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases in Serbia;

The book provides a representative account of the most important, current challenges and issues in Serbia. It can serve as an authoritative source of information on the covered topics for the general public, as well as for specialists in different fields, interested in having a deeper insight into these topics.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Impact of Globalization on Entrepreneurship in Small Countries: A Case of Serbia and Western Balkan Countries
(Mirjana Radović-Marković, PhD, Head of the Center for Basic Research in Economics, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Evolution and Current Status of the Competitive Environment in the Serbian Banking Sector: Concentration Indices Analysis
(Rajko M. Bukvić, Honorary Professor, Nizhny Novgorod State University of Engineering and Economics, Knyaginino, Russia)

Chapter 3. Cooperation of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) with International Funds and European Countries
(Biljana Grujić and Marijana Joksimović, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 4. Designing an Intellectual Capital Index for Assessing the Intellectual Potential of the Serbian Economy
(Tamara Rađenović and Bojan Krstić, Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia)

Chapter 5. Relationist View on the Dissolution of Former Yugoslavia and on Certain Foreign Policy Issues of Serbia and in the Emmergent New States
(Igor Janev, Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 6. Combating Corruption in Serbia: Between European Union Requirements and Political Reality
(Tijana Perić Diligenski and Vesna Stankovic Pejnović, Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 7. European Migrant Crisis (2014-2018) and Serbia
(Dragan Petrović and Rajko Bukvić, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 8. Media System and Euro-Integrations: State of Play, Challenges and Prospects
(Irina Milutinović, PhD, Institute of European Studies, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 9. Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Serbia
(Valentina Janev, Mihajlo Pupin Institute, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 10. Safe Houses for Female Victims of Domestic Violence: A Paradigm of Social Challenges in Serbia
(Danijela V. Spasić, Department of Police Studies, Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies,
Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 11. Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Diseases in Serbia
(Mirjana I. Zlatković-Švenda, Institute of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia)

Index

Keywords: Political, International, Economic, Legal, Affairs, Social Issues, Diplomacy International relations

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