Attitudes of Croatian youth towards human rights as an integral part of a democrat political culture

Baranović, Branislava (2004) Attitudes of Croatian youth towards human rights as an integral part of a democrat political culture. In: Towards non-violence & dialogue culture in South East Europe. Ivan Hadjiyski Institute for Social Values and Structures, Sofia, pp. 29-46. ISBN 954-91428-1-7

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The attitudes of young people in Croatia to human rights and duties form the subject of analysis in this text. Perception of human rights was analysed as a universal value for respondents, as a constitutional principle of the political and social system and as a goal (priority) of Croatian politics. The analysis is based on the results of empirical research conducted in 1999 with a representative sample of 1700 young people aged 15 to 29, from the whole of Croatia. The results indicate that human rights represent a very significant social value for the greater part of the young (88%). The results also show that, in the formation of young people's attitudes toward human rights and the evaluation of their realisation, the dominant influence belongs to their political orientation (measured through their party preference) and the social-cultural status of the young (the participant's level of education, place of residence, parental education, etc.). Unlike the supporters of right-wing political options, the sympathizers with social-democratic and liberal options accept human rights to a higher degree and are more critical toward the level of their realization in Croatia.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English. - Book editors: Petar-Emil Mitev, James Riordan.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Croatia, young people, human rights and freedoms, minority rights, political culture, democratic political and social order, political orientation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 11:06

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