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Participation and Local Democracy in Croatia
Participation and Local Democracy in Croatia

Author(s): Ivan Grdešić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: Local Democracy in Croatia; political participation;

Summary/Abstract: The author presents the basic findings of the survey on political participation in Croatia. Data presented indicate that Croatian citizens still have rather satisfactory level of political interest and that they do follow the political information in the mass media, specifically on television. On the other hand, they express low levels of political efficacy and believe that there is very little that can be changed by political participation and activism. The formal forms of political participation, like voting, also show the declining rates. Levels of non-satisfaction with the quality of democratic life are high. Major problems in the country are perceived as economic and major strengths are seen in the natural resources and potential of the people.

  • Issue Year: XXXV/1998
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 10-24
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English