Cross-National Differences in the Western Balkans in Three Dimensions of Attitudes: Ethnic Exclusionism, Gender Role Conservatism, and Conservative Sexual Mores

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Simkus, Albert (2007) Cross-National Differences in the Western Balkans in Three Dimensions of Attitudes: Ethnic Exclusionism, Gender Role Conservatism, and Conservative Sexual Mores, International Journal of Sociology 37(3): 15–31.

​This article presents basic analyses of overall cross-national and cross-ethnic group differences within this region regarding three of the project's topics of interest: ethnic exclusionism, gender role conservatism, and moral conservatism regarding sexual mores. Ethnic groups that represent at least approximately 10 percent of the population in each country are contrasted. These analyses demonstrate the relative importance of both general social-demographic variables acting across societies in this region and the continuing importance of cultural and contextual issues affecting specific ethnic groups in each country. As we demonstrate, the importance of one set of factors versus the other varies greatly depending upon the topic.

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Authors

Albert Simkus

Albert Simkus

Professor, Department of Sociology and Political Science NTNU.