Aleksandar Bozic

Aleksandar Bozic
Universitetet i Agder | UIA · Social Work and Sociology

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Introduction
Aleksandar Bozic currently works as an Assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Agder, Norway. Aleksandar's research interests are social services, social innovation, the third sector, community and school-based preventive interventions and migration.
Education
August 2007 - December 2008
City, University of London
Field of study
  • Communities, Organisations and Social Change (Sociology)

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Publications (19)
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Nonstate service providers in the form of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play an important role in the delivery of social services and the development of social work practice, in particular in fragile and conflict-affected countries. In such challenging settings, NGOs also mobilize various resources, implement novel activities or service deli...
Thesis
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A central focus of this PhD dissertation is to advance an understanding of how social innovation is generated through the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs) that provide social services to vulnerable groups through collaboration with multiple actors in the fragile context, with a legacy of war. An “agency-structure” approach has be...
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While the study of the influence of external environmental factors on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is well explored in the international development literature, the importance of these factors on NGOs’ transformative roles in a post-conflict development setting remains less understood. Nevertheless, external environmental factors could hav...
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This study aims to enhance the understanding of the nature of collaboration between public and nonpublic actors in delivering social services and achieving social innovation in a fragile context, with an emphasis on the role of civil society organisations (CSOs). It focuses on Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Southeastern European country which has faced...
Presentation
This is a presentation of the mixed method PhD study, which examines whether and how civil society organisations (CSOs) in post-conflict relief with a more traditional role can be involved in the process of social innovation by finding alternative solutions for social problems and adjusting themselves into the possible position of innovators and so...
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Two case study participants (PhD candidates) were examined, followed by seven stakeholders' views on the factors and policy solutions driving students' or academics' international mobility and remigration decisions in a country with unfavorable socio-economic trends. The study also explores the links between the students' mobility, brain gain/brain...
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This handbook, published in Serbian/Bosnian language, introduces and standardizes an internationally innovative model of family group conferences in the educational setting in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a form of early preventive intervention. The handbook is based on research with teachers, school-based psycho-social/ pedagogies professionals, pare...
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Ovo je izvještaj o procjeni petogodišnjeg programa Porodične grupne konferencije koji se provodi kao inovativan model na polju dječje zaštite u Bosni i Hercegovini od strane In Fondacije. Izvještaj se fokusira na procjenu procesa provedbe programa, uticaje koji program ima na ciljne skupine (djeca i porodice u riziku) i koristi koja je ostvarena im...
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The purpose of the report is to provide an assessment of the implementation of the Family Group Conference programme as an innovative model in Bosnia and Herzegovina's child protection. Its main aim is to assess the process of implementation of the program, the effects the program has on the target groups (children and families at risk) and the ben...
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U ovom radu fokus je na analizi akademske mobilnosti studenata i istraživača iz Bosne i Hercegovine koji se u ranoj fazi svog profesionalnog razvoja odlučuju za nastavak studija ili stručnog usavršavanja na univerzitetima u inostranstvu. Istovremeno, nakon sticanja inostranih visokoškolskih kvalifikacija i privremenog boravka van BiH, mladi stručnj...
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The focus of this paper is an analysis of the academic mobility of students and researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who opted to continue their studies or professional improvement at universities abroad. At the same time, it looks at young experts who after acquiring foreign higher education qualifications, through temporary residence out...
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This study explores the main characteristics of potentials and challenges of the brain grain process in a post conflict and transitional situation, by reflecting the various views and perspectives of the relevant stakeholders in the field o migration from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The focus is on highly skilled tertiary graduates’ returnees from BiH...
Technical Report
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This report evaluates the application of the "Index for the Inclusion" methodology and "Education for Social Justice" approach in elementary schools in Republika Srpska/ Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is based on the mixed-method and covered 70 semi-structured interviews and focuses groups with participants (teachers, school principals, parents, pupils...
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This paper focuses on the mobility of tertiary (post)graduates, all of whom pursued higher education abroad during the early professional career stage and have returned home upon completion of their advanced degrees. It is based on a survey of 148 mobile tertiary educated Bosnians and it is additionally supported by the points of view of seven stak...
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The research report is written in the Serbian language, with the enclosed broader abstract in the English language. The focus of this empirical study is on assessing the experience of stigma, discrimination, self-esteem among mental health service users in a challenging socio-political context. 560 respondents were included in the survey; 280 servi...
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The article analyses the role, position and influence of NGOs in shaping social policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Basing the findings on interviews with representatives of 10 representatives from NGOs and local municipalities, the article relates the emergence and early agenda of the majority of NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the postwar situati...

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Engaged in The Working Group 3 of this Action composed of a group of international researchers aimed at working collaboratively on collection and assessment of school-based bullying and migration interventions and migration policies across several European countries: Germany, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Albania, North Macedonia, Moldavia, Cyprus, Bulgaria.
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Taking part in this COST Action as a Management Committee Member and Working Group Member. Over 60 researchers from 35 European countries will offer comparative and practical insights into international student mobility dynamics by bringing fragmented knowledge together, with the main aim of generating new interdisciplinary and innovative empirical perspectives on the phenomenon and translating these into tangible recommendations for stakeholders.