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Političko-kulturalni preduvjeti demokratizacije
Politico-Cultural Preconditions For Democracy

Author(s): Pero Maldini
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: political culture; political structure; democratization; transition; legitimacy; political trust; participation;

Summary/Abstract: The problems of democratic legitimation and the ineffectiveness of the democratic system characterize the postsocialist societies despite their normative-institutional democratic constitution. The socioeconomic conditions affect democratization, but it seems that the sociocultural factors (especially the patterns of dominant political cultures) are the key determinants for the survival and development of the democratic political system. Transitional societies are marked by developmental discontinuity. Normative-institutional and culturological changes possess different dynamics and do not occur concurrently.

  • Issue Year: XLIII/2006
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 87-108
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Croatian