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Sustainability of Serbian Villages in COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions

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Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, South Ural State University, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Department of Geography, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Višegradska 33, 18000 Niš, Serbia
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Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica, Lole Ribara 29, 38220 Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
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Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 3/III, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Academic Editor: Chia-Lin Chang
Sustainability 2022, 14(2), 703; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020703
Received: 29 November 2021 / Revised: 28 December 2021 / Accepted: 31 December 2021 / Published: 9 January 2022
The subject of this paper is to determine how the COVID-19 virus pandemic affected the situation in Serbian villages. The task of the paper is to show the positive and negative consequences that resulted from the pandemic. This would indicate that some of them may represent a new idea, a chance, or would work in favor of the sustainability of the villages of Serbia. In support of objectivity, research was carried out among the population that inhabits the rural areas of Serbia. It examined the extent to which internationally recognized phenomena and consequences of the COVID-19 virus pandemic were present in the study area and considered the nature of their impact on sustainability. The results of the semi-structured questionnaire were processed using descriptive statistics, t-test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Respondents contributed to the conception of possible solutions with their comments. The obtained differences in the answers resulted from different socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, but also from the fact that the villages of Serbia differ in natural and social characteristics. Respondents’ responses are in favor of economic and sociodemographic sustainability, but they do not think in terms of environmental sustainability. The paper reveals several development opportunities, which complement each other and contribute to different methods for sustainability of rural villages in Serbia. View Full-Text
Keywords: Serbia; countryside; COVID-19 pandemic; sustainability; rural renaissance Serbia; countryside; COVID-19 pandemic; sustainability; rural renaissance
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Lukić, T.; Pivac, T.; Solarević, M.; Blešić, I.; Živković, J.; Penjišević, I.; Golić, R.; Kalenjuk Pivarski, B.; Bubalo-Živković, M.; Pandžić, A. Sustainability of Serbian Villages in COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions. Sustainability 2022, 14, 703. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020703

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Lukić T, Pivac T, Solarević M, Blešić I, Živković J, Penjišević I, Golić R, Kalenjuk Pivarski B, Bubalo-Živković M, Pandžić A. Sustainability of Serbian Villages in COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions. Sustainability. 2022; 14(2):703. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020703

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Lukić, Tamara, Tatjana Pivac, Milica Solarević, Ivana Blešić, Jelena Živković, Ivana Penjišević, Rajko Golić, Bojana Kalenjuk Pivarski, Milka Bubalo-Živković, and Ana Pandžić. 2022. "Sustainability of Serbian Villages in COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions" Sustainability 14, no. 2: 703. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020703

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