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Contemporary Issues
International Journal for Social Sciences & Humanities

Contemporary Issues

First of all, we would like to inform our readership about recent changes in the makeup of our editorial team. Longtime Executive Editors Davorka Vidović and Višeslav Raos have become members of the broader Editorial Board, while the place of Executive Editor was taken up by Borna Zgurić. In this regard, we would like to extend our gratitude to our colleagues Vidović and Raos for their effort and enthusiasm which they have dedicated to this Journal from the very beginning of its publication. In addition, from this issue on, we will publish a list of peer reviewers which have so far collaborated with the Journal and its Editors. By doing so, we wish to stress out the rigor of our peer reviewing process as our main editorial guideline.

In this issue, we continue with our focus on South Eastern Europe. This year, we bring your six research articles and five book reviews. Tatjana Briški’s and Jelena Špiljak’s paper analyze the Croatian Parliament regarding the stipulation of the Lisbon Treaty on greater involvement of national parliaments in the European lawmaking process. Vilma Kotlar and Bojana Ćulum explore the students’ perspective on assessment of extracurricular activities at Croatian institutions of higher learning. Marko Kovačić and Ivana Vrbat use a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to test the level of political competence and political participation of Zagreb youth. Marta Zorko and Matija Fontana study the background of regional identification in Istria, i.e. in the Istrian County in the last twenty years. This paper is based on a data analysis of three consecutive national censuses (1991, 2001, and 2011) and local electoral results (1993-2013). Saša Mrduljaš discusses the causes of international ineffectiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His paper inquires whether such an outcome was a consequence of a strong acceptance of the concept of a unitary Bosnian-Herzegovinian state in relevant international circles. Jelisaveta Blagojević uses a rational approach in defining foreign policy decision-making and analyzes political and economic relations of Montenegro with Arab countries.

Davor Pauković, editor-in-chief

Current issue

suvremene TEME / CONTEMPORARY issues  issue 1, volume 7, Zagreb 2014