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Srbija u vreme i posle Miloševica
Serbia During and After Milosevic

Author(s): Dušan Pavlović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: Miloševic; Ðindic; democracy; authoritarianism; the electoral arena; the legislative arena; institutions

Summary/Abstract: Classification of Miloševic’s regime as authoritarian, and Ðindic’s government as democratic represents a prevailing oversimplification that misses out the nature and development of democracy in Serbia. The author argues that Miloševic’s regime was a unconsolidated form of democracy because the opposition and elections mattered a great deal in it. Still, it never became a consolidated democracy but rather evolved as a combination of authoritarian and democratic elements. In the second part of the article, the author discusses the first post-Miloševic government headed by Ðindic, concluding that it had also failed in strengthening of institutions, but that this failure, in difference, was due to a misunderstanding of the meaning of economic reforms. This, however, still does not justify the use of authoritarian means.

  • Issue Year: 16/2008
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 53-66
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian