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Contemporary Issues
International Journal for Social Sciences & Humanities

Contemporary Issues

The times in which we live demand of us agility in communication and in activities in various spheres of life and work. Part of this agility is a synergistic approach based on diversification. Accordingly, we have thematically equipped this volume so that each article represents a perspective of the journal field. Thus, in this issue of Contemporary issues you will find six scientific articles, one professional article, and a book review. The issue begins with an article by Hrvoje Turković, who introduces the speculative determinants of film, i.e. audiovisual work. The article by Milica Vuckovic answers the question of the prevailing sentiment in the comments left by users on the Facebook fan pages ofpoliticians in power. Political communication is also the focus of the paper by Stane Odak Krasić and Valentina Pavlović. In their article, th e authors present an analysis of verbal communication of victory speeches of the last three presidents of the Republic of Croatia, with the aim of comparing the manner of execution and the argumentative level of the speech content. After political communication, the volume deals with financial communication, i.e. describing the possible impact of replacing the Croatian kuna with the euro on economic development. Authors Vesna Cvitanović and Petra Širanović describe the operational aspect of the currency replacement process, assess the quality of specific criteria of nominal convergence in the Croatian economy, and provide insight into the possible consequences of this process in the context of the movement of key macroeconomic indicators. In the article that follows, Ana Pećanić and Irena Miljković Krečar address the issue of perceptions of generational differences in the business behaviour of members of generations X and Y. In the his article, Nikola Buković presents a preliminary test of the explanatory model formulation and provides an overview of the institutional structure of secondary vocational education policy in Croatia. In addition, authors Ivana Kučina and Krešimir Dabo problematize public relations in nonprofit organizations using the example of associations of persons with disabilities to analyze activities and attitudes towards public relations in associations of persons with disabilities. This year’s edition will conclude with a review of Patrick Deneen’s 2020 book, Why Liberalism Failed. The second year of the pandemic has been socially challenging and has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinarity and collaboration in addressing societal challenges. But unlike the previous, first year of the pandemic, when all scholarly discourse was dominated by issues related to COVID -19, the second year of the pandemic thematically demonstrates the authors’ efforts to move beyond this framework. Let us hope that this is also an indicator of successful management of this crisis.

Nikolina Borčić, editor-in-chief

Current issue

suvremene TEME / CONTEMPORARY issues  issue 1, volume 12, Zagreb 2021