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“We” and “Others” According to Statements of Economic Experts in Serbia
“We” and “Others” According to Statements of Economic Experts in Serbia

Author(s): Sreten Vujović
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore
Keywords: We; Others; Socialism; Capitalism; Transition; Privatisation; Sscientific exchange; Scientific strategy; Tradition; Modernity; Surprise;

Summary/Abstract: This article refers to the scientific and professional relations between Serbian economists and their counterparts from the West. Opinions of Serbian economists about the others and otherness are considered within the context of postsocialist transformation at the turn of millennium. Firstly, the statements about scientific exchange with foreign, i.e. Western professionals and institutions are discussed referring to experienced pleasant and unpleasant surprises as well as to the effects of scientific cooperation in view of “we”- “others” relationship, i.e. mutual learning process and reception of knowledge and professional behaviour types. In relation to that, the differences between egalitarian liberals and libertarians among our economists are pointed out. Finally, arguments of interviewed experts about privatisation in Serbia, its characteristics and effects are presented.

  • Issue Year: 45/2003
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 237-262
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English