Ecological imperialism and nuclear fusion: a forgotten topic in global resource conflicts

In 2021, during the Serbian protests against lithium, I interviewed one of the chemists at the Belgrade Institute of Chemistry and Metallurgy, where a group of independent researchers questioned Rio Tinto's new lithium mining project in Serbia, the so-called "Jadar project," which sparked controversy and nationwide protests against lithium mining. One of his warnings about … Continue reading Ecological imperialism and nuclear fusion: a forgotten topic in global resource conflicts

IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

This is a pilot study of media representations of Chinese investments in Zrenjanin and Serbia in several select media (”Danas” national daily, “Zrenjaninski.com” website and “Zrenjaninski list”), carried out online during my research stay at the University of Amsterdam (August-October 2022) with the help of the China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) short-term scientific mission. … Continue reading IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

Unfree Labor, from Hanoi to Belgrade: Chinese investment and Labor Dispatch in the Case of 750 Workers from Vietnam

*Please consider the original version of the article for bibliography and referencing (available here). This article represents the first attempt to tackle China’s labor dispatch in Serbia. It shows how its institutionalization in both Serbia and China followed increasing Sino-Serbian relations and Chinese investment. It then traces the increase of dispatching practices to November 2018 … Continue reading Unfree Labor, from Hanoi to Belgrade: Chinese investment and Labor Dispatch in the Case of 750 Workers from Vietnam

Chinese Linglong Tires in Serbia: Pollution with Feng Shui

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations. In May 2018 the European Commission imposed anti-dumping duties and … Continue reading Chinese Linglong Tires in Serbia: Pollution with Feng Shui

Beleška protiv smajlija

Istorija smajlija pripada (kao i većina naše svakodnevnice) istoriji korporacija. Prva masovna pojava smajlija se vezuje za sedamdesete, ponekad za 1963. i pokušaj Američkih kompanija da "uvesele radna mesta", iako se ortografske predstave ljudskih lica (današnji "emojis") pojavljivale tokom renesanse i srednjeg veka, a postoje i brojne iskopine u kojima se "smajli" pojavljuje, doslovno, pre … Continue reading Beleška protiv smajlija

Posle Siniše Malog: šta je “neakademsko ponašanje”?

Nakon što je Univerzitet u Beogradu ove godine pao za 100 mesta na Šangajskoj listi svetskih univerziteta i tokom reforma u nauci, u Srbiji se ove godine povela intenzivna javna debata o doktoratu funkcionera SNS i Srpskog Ministra finansije Siniše Malog. Prethodno, nastavno-naučno veće Fakulteta organizacionih nauka (FON) Univerziteta u Beogradu je u oktobru ove … Continue reading Posle Siniše Malog: šta je “neakademsko ponašanje”?

The Turkish police will patrol Serbian streets. Why?

On October the 7th, on the very same day that president Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, giving free hand to the Turkish president Erdoğan in dealing with the Kurdish militia and custody over ISIS prisoners, Serbian news announced a new deal between Turkey and Serbia on matters of crime and international … Continue reading The Turkish police will patrol Serbian streets. Why?

Visokoškolsko obrazovanje i društveno angažovanje: da li su nam potrebne društvene i humanističke nauke u 21. veku?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPIFisbv9js&t=17s&fbclid=IwAR3jflQnLWZNH-8m8RlPhm-rVzl6aSUIDZcKSSKJuhaLAxx0AxM-hDg1P8U 27. mart 2019 Vrednost i značaj filozofije, istorije, jezika, književnosti u eri digitalnih medija, informacionih tehnologija i dominacije prirodnih i tehničkih nauka i u akademskom okruženju i svetu neoliberalnih vrednosti koji sve meri ekonomskim kriterijuma već nekoliko decenija unazad predstavlja okosnicu ”velike podele” između ”tvrdih”, pravih nauka i ”mekih”, gotovo kvazi-nauka. Društveno-humanističke nauke (DHN) … Continue reading Visokoškolsko obrazovanje i društveno angažovanje: da li su nam potrebne društvene i humanističke nauke u 21. veku?

“Red Tape”: the Labor Crisis in Europe’s Most Unequal Country

Part I of “Serbia’s Labor Law: a Counter-Proposal” I went to work in the morning and returned late in the evening. And on Sunday I had to go to work. I did not have any free time anymore. The owner of the company increased the volume of work but did not increase the number of … Continue reading “Red Tape”: the Labor Crisis in Europe’s Most Unequal Country