After the tumult of the 1990s, with the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Kosovo War, and the reign of Slobodan Milošević, the independent state of Serbia is now trying to regain some stability and develop its economy. Serbia is now a parliamentary democracy, and women have the same legal rights as men. However, Serbia's transition from socialism to capitalism has come at the expense of women, as poverty, new gender ideologies, and economic development compromise women's status. Under the socialist system, the normative gender ideology promoted equality in all aspects of public and private life. However, to appeal to Western investors, Serbia has adopted a more patriarchal ideology. With the slogan “Mothers of the Nation,” Serbians campaign for a woman's right to stay at home and ...

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