The Models of Representing National Minorities in Legislative Bodies in Countries of Southeastern Europe Cover Image

Načini predstavljanja nacionalnih manjina u zakonodavnim telima država Jugoistočne Evrope
The Models of Representing National Minorities in Legislative Bodies in Countries of Southeastern Europe

Author(s): Predrag R. Terzić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: national minorities; national minority parties; parties; parliament; parliamentarism; Southeastern Europe

Summary/Abstract: The text analyses presence and participation of national minorities in the work of the Southeast European countries' parliaments. National minorities are presented as a significant, but also an inevitable factor in social and political life of these countries. The author analyses relation between political parties and national minorities, paying special attention to the capability of minorities to form their own political parties. By parallel analysis of legal solutions and parliament practise of these countries, a review of factors influencing the presence of minorities in the parliament can be made, as well as of the modalities used to increase the presence of minorities. Having recognized the need of emphasizing various models, the author did not want to single out any of them as a universal solution. It is beyond dispute that all the analyzed models represent some of the potential solutions only, therefore they may be considered neither unique nor final.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 113-127
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian