INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES



CENTRE FOR POLITICOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC OPINION

History: The Centre was established in 1963 and was managed by Dr. Firdus Džinić (1963-1972), Dr. Dragomir Pantić (1973, 1983-1988 and 2005-2009), Dr. Mihailo Popović (1974-1976), Dr. Vladimir Goati (1976-1983), Dr. Ljiljana Baćević (od 1989-2005) and Dr. Aleksandar Bošković (2009-2016). The Centre has conducted more than 200 public opinion surveys, which reflected the political changes and developments in the political process and has contributed to the understanding of complex politicological phenomena, democracy, rule of law, legitimacy and communication.


Activities: Public opinion research (methodology, structure and dynamics of public opinion); research of political systems, political and voters’ behaviour, predicting election results; study of political communication, media and the public; research of specific societal developments, processes and social groups (political culture, values, inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, the elite, youth, women, lifestyles); compiling and maintaining a public opinion data base and other empirical research in Serbia; theoretical research of politics; consultancy. The Centre develops research based on the latest scientific approaches, combining social psychology, political psychology and statistics, as well as interdisciplinary research (sociology, history, communicology, anthropology).


Aims: Developing basic and applied research of contemporary politics – contemporary communication, human rights, extremism, human security, equality issues, social differences, attitudes towards minority groups relevant for the research of discrimination and inequality in Serbia.


Organisation:


Head:

Dr Zoran Lutovac, Senior Research Associate


Staff:

Dr Ognjen Pribićević, Principal Research Fellow
Dr Goran Bašić, Senior Research Associate
Dr Bojan Todosijević, Senior Research Associate
Dr Željka Buturović-Bradarić, Research Associate
Dr Jovanka Matić, Research Associate
Dr Irena Ristić, Principal Research Fellow
Ksenija Marković, Research Assistant