Goran Basic

Goran Basic

Associate Professor
Department of Pedagogy and Learning Faculty of Social Sciences
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Goran Basic is associate professor of sociology and senior lecturer at the Department of Pedagogy and Learning, Linnaeus University. His research concerns social and pedagogical processes and collaborations among different actors in school, university, youth care, social care, police, and coast guard. He has also written articles on post-war society and carried out an evaluation of a project in juvenile care, analysed policing practices in the Baltic Sea area, and the experiences of young people who have lived through a war and been placed in HVB homes (residential care homes for children and young people) in Sweden, as well as experiences of institutional staff who work with these young people on a daily basis. In the school context, analyses have focused on vulnerable categories of students, such as newly arrived students and students who use alcohol and drugs. Special analytical focus in Basic's research is on the functions of the context and its impact on the non-professional actor in the relationship (child, youth, pupil, student, service user, parent, traveller, suspect, civilian, refugee, prisoner).

Currently conducting studies on:

  1. early coordinated initiatives for children who may be vulnerable to, or find themselves involved in criminality;
  2. interests and expectations regarding continued studies at university level in relation to: proximity to studies, academic environment, selection of courses and programmes, and presence of research; 
  3. the achievements, obstacles, collaboration, and identities in work with upper secondary school students who use alcohol and drugs;
  4. the possibilities, obstacles, identities, and collaboration in work with newly arrived upper secondary school students;
  5. narratives by young people who have experienced war, taken refuge in Sweden, and been taken into custody and placed in institutions, and narratives by institutional staff about the daily work with these young people with war experience;
  6. the obscure practices and rhetoric of war, emotions and morals of war, and human interaction during horrific captivity and escape, but also individuals’ adamant requirement for restored respect and dignity when war experiences are portrayed in life stories.

Basic is working on a number of collaborations with stakeholders within and outside academia.

Main research and teaching areas

Pedagogy, Sociology, Sociology of Education, Social Work, Education Sciences, Criminology, Society, Treatment Pedagogics, Special Pedagogy, Education, Learning, Pedagogic Counselling, Special Needs Education, Substance Abuse Treatment, Refugee, Migration, Migrant, Diaspora, Unaccompanied Child Refugees, Multilinguality, Language Learning, Language Development, Category, Social Pedagogy, Inclusion, Integration, Achievement, Obstacle, School, Student, Possibilities, Trust, Motivation, Involvement, Practice, Interprofessional Collaboration, Social Care, Child Care, Knowledge, Epistemology, Critical Pedagogy, Expectation, Variation, Participation, Recognition, Newly Arrived Immigrant, Disintegration, Responsibility, Rhetoric, Representation, Social Construction, Interactionist Theory and Analysis, Ethnography, Narrative Analysis, Social Constructivism, Discourse, War Sociology, Social Psychology, Conflict Sociology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Ethnicity, Victimology, Strategic Communication, Collaboration, Juvenile Care, Prison and Probation Service, Social Service, Reconciliation, Concentration Camp, Sociological Theory, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Police, Coast Guard, Border Guard, Operational Work, Intelligence Work, Identity, Morality, Balkan History, Ethnic Conflicts, War, Youth, Institution, Interviews, Field Work, Stigma, Social Comparison, Symbolic Interaction, Ethics, Ethnomethodology, Religion, Nationality, Transition, Coordination, Document, Youngster, Project, Coordinator, Triad, Accounting Through Comparison, Role, Struggle, Alliance, Conflict, Conflict Point of Interest, Team, Dyad, Anomie, Moral Panics, Ideology, Norm Resolution, Success Points of Interest, Child Welfare System, Collaboration Identity, Coherent Triads, Successful Collaboration, Neo-fascism, Culture, Peace, Genocide, Clero-Nationalism, Clericalisation, Tolerance, Populism, Alien Criminal, Extermination, Systematized War Violence, Organized War Violence, Verbal Emphasis, Collective Identity, Ethnic Identity, Ethnonational Identity, Post-Genocide Society, Social Capital, Lifelong Learning, Actor, Coexistence Learning, Destruction, Field, Habitus, Peace Learning, Reconciliation Learning, Social Phenomenon, Crimes Against Humans, Crimes Against Humanity, Denial of Genocide, War Violence, Interpersonal Interaction, Narrative, Peace Potential, Cosmopolitan Education, Collaborative Triad, Intersectional Perspective, Reanalysis, Inclusive Educational Spaces, Social Pedagogical Recognition, Interactional Analysis, Social Pedagogical Analysis, Space Dynamic in School, Social Pedagogical Development, Dramatisation, Teacher, Educator, Pupil, Success, Obstacles, Educational Cooperation, Social Pedagogical Space, Enemy, Intelligence Police Work, Interactionism, Ritual, In-group, Mentality, Construction of the Other, Stereotype, Russia, Operational Police Work, Field Note, Qualitative Interview, Document Analysis, Verbal Portrayal, Oral Portrayal, Substance Abuse Problem, Interactive Advantage, Cementing of Position, Oral Representation, Health Promotion, Prevention, Remediation Efforts, School Obstacle, Upper-secondary School Context, Treatment Context, School Success, Interactive Ritual, Humiliated Self, Disruptive Peaceful Interaction, Disruptive Non-Power-Based Interaction, Interaction Involving Wartime Exercise of Power, Loss of Identity, Mortification, Self-Realization, Norm, Moral, Deviant, Oral Account, Dramatization, Second Language Teacher, Mother Tongue Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Headmaster,  Counselor,  Language  Introduction  Program,  Swedish  as  a  Second  Language, Mother Tongue Study Supervisor, Subject Teacher, Higher Education Teaching, Social Pedagogical Practice, Supervisor Role, Doctoral Student Role, Social Meaning, Pedagogical Meaning, Interculturalism, Multilingualism, Social Pedagogical Identity, Intercultural Pedagogy, Education Dynamic, Intercultural Education, Social Pedagogical Monitoring, Social Pedagogical Control, Interactions of Power, Insignificant Power-wielding Other, Meaningfulness, Reliability, Rejection, Self-esteem, Self-awareness, Victim Identity, Social Pedagogical Order, Social Pedagogical Disorder, Teaching, Pedagogical Work, Language Development Approach, Secondary Empirical Material, Social Recognition, Pedagogical Recognition, Sociocultural Perspective, Competent Teacher, Educationally Competent Actor, Emotional Labour, Role Conflict, Teachers and High School Staff Members, Crime Prevention, Alcohol and Drug Use in Swedish High Schools.


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Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)