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On the Problem of Democracy and Parliamentarianism in Yugoslavia between the Two World Wars
On the Problem of Democracy and Parliamentarianism in Yugoslavia between the Two World Wars

Author(s): Mira Radojević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Kingdom of Yugoslavia; democracy; parliamentarianism, political and social elites

Summary/Abstract: Even after more than few decades from its cessation, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (SCS)/Yugoslavia remains as a kind of unknown term, hardly turning itself in to the historiography. Ones of the still completely unexplored topics are the questions of democracy and the parliamentarianism, which can not be fully judged only from the standpoints of contemporary knowledge. The real answers are unattainable without the understanding of Yugoslav society of the mentioned era, its elites, city population, peasantry, military, history of the national movements and institutions, mentality, religious influences, culture, economy, political ideas and foreign cultural and political influence. It is a very complex problem whose existence, according to many contemporaries, historians, and political scientists, was essential for solving the other problems of the Yugoslav state. Proponents of this attitude believed that consistent sticking to the democratic principles would had amortize the inherited differences, doubts and hatreds of the Yugoslav nations, until the gradual coexistence with tolerance of specialties would have enabled the creation of the solidary, united state. According to these theories, one of the hardest disappointments in the common state of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians emerged directly from giving up the hope in development of its democratization.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 99-110
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English