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Ideology, politics and war violence as sources of forced migrations

Basic, Goran LU and Delić, Zlatan (2016) International Scientific Conference Migration of Population – the Phenomenon of Refugeeism In Migration of Population - The Phenomenon of Refugeeism. 23th International Scientific Symposium, Abstracts Booklet p.19-20
Abstract
The symbolic order of discourse of ideology actually enables the existence and reproduction of violence. Mass crimes on civilians may become normalized and widely accepted if perpetrators of violence who exert violence and those who implicitly and explicitly support it believe that exertion of violence on others is justified by belief in some symbolic higher order. Many current examples of justification of war violence, as well as many examples of decades of denying accountability for committed genocide crimes, may be found in political and discursive perseverance of Greater Serbian ideology. This ideology is expanding through institutions and media, under the trademark of neoliberalism and ethnomathematic democracy – and with undiminished... (More)
The symbolic order of discourse of ideology actually enables the existence and reproduction of violence. Mass crimes on civilians may become normalized and widely accepted if perpetrators of violence who exert violence and those who implicitly and explicitly support it believe that exertion of violence on others is justified by belief in some symbolic higher order. Many current examples of justification of war violence, as well as many examples of decades of denying accountability for committed genocide crimes, may be found in political and discursive perseverance of Greater Serbian ideology. This ideology is expanding through institutions and media, under the trademark of neoliberalism and ethnomathematic democracy – and with undiminished severity applies in the field – 20 years after the genocide in Srebrenica which was committed in the last decade of the 20th century by Serbian army and police during the war against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this paper, we start from the insight that we need holistic longitudinal researches of global and regional conditions of possibility for war violence and genocide to occur (again). The general focus of the paper is on (1) microsociological and symbolic-interactional analysis of the meaning of slaughtering people; (2) macrosociological analysis of strategic meaning of rape and persecution of civilians, adults and children (with an aim to normalize forced migrations and creation of so-called “pure cultures” and “ethnically pure territories”), and (3) on need of reflective understanding of thoroughly reasoned discursive models that lead, or may lead, to production and reproduction of war violence. The moral of our research – in the circumstances of troubling explosion of global migrations – is possible to understand if we take into account the global, that is anti-civilization, meaning of ideological, symbolic and actual violence contained in inadequately thought project of creation of “ethnically pure territories”, especially in the context of understanding broader consequences of forced migrations of population (so-called “humane migrations of people”), and the one which makes up the integral part of the Greater Serbian ideology. (Less)
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ideological dimension of the war, symbolic dimension of the war, institutional analysis, critical analysis of discourse, phenomenology
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Migration of Population - The Phenomenon of Refugeeism. 23th International Scientific Symposium, Abstracts Booklet
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Bosniak National Community for the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County
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International Scientific Conference Migration of Population – the Phenomenon of Refugeeism
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  abstract     = {The symbolic order of discourse of ideology actually enables the existence and reproduction of violence. Mass crimes on civilians may become normalized and widely accepted if perpetrators of violence who exert violence and those who implicitly and explicitly support it believe that exertion of violence on others is justified by belief in some symbolic higher order. Many current examples of justification of war violence, as well as many examples of decades of denying accountability for committed genocide crimes, may be found in political and discursive perseverance of Greater Serbian ideology. This ideology is expanding through institutions and media, under the trademark of neoliberalism and ethnomathematic democracy – and with undiminished severity applies in the field – 20 years after the genocide in Srebrenica which was committed in the last decade of the 20th century by Serbian army and police during the war against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this paper, we start from the insight that we need holistic longitudinal researches of global and regional conditions of possibility for war violence and genocide to occur (again). The general focus of the paper is on (1) microsociological and symbolic-interactional analysis of the meaning of slaughtering people; (2) macrosociological analysis of strategic meaning of rape and persecution of civilians, adults and children (with an aim to normalize forced migrations and creation of so-called “pure cultures” and “ethnically pure territories”), and (3) on need of reflective understanding of thoroughly reasoned discursive models that lead, or may lead, to production and reproduction of war violence. The moral of our research – in the circumstances of troubling explosion of global migrations – is possible to understand if we take into account the global, that is anti-civilization, meaning of ideological, symbolic and actual violence contained in inadequately thought project of creation of “ethnically pure territories”, especially in the context of understanding broader consequences of forced migrations of population (so-called “humane migrations of people”), and the one which makes up the integral part of the Greater Serbian ideology.},
  author       = {Basic, Goran and Delić, Zlatan},
  booktitle    = {Migration of Population - The Phenomenon of Refugeeism. 23th International Scientific Symposium, Abstracts Booklet},
  keyword      = {ideological dimension of the war,symbolic dimension of the war,institutional analysis,critical analysis of discourse,phenomenology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {19--20},
  publisher    = {Bosniak National Community for the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County },
  title        = {Ideology, politics and war violence as sources of forced migrations},
  year         = {2016},
}