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Srbija između evropske demokratije i balkanskog sindroma
Serbia Between a European Democracy and the Balkan Syndrome

Author(s): Bojan B. Dimitrijević
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: transition; reforms; macro-economy;

Summary/Abstract: Three years after the ouster of Milosevic Serbia faces the danger of coming down with the “Balkan syndrome”. It is characterised by a weak democracy and unsuccessful economic reforms. Explained in the text is the current situation in Serbia’s society and economy. Serbia is on the verge of getting caught in a vicious circle in which weak institutions lead to unsuccessful reforms which, in turn, lead to the wakening of institutions. The author emphasises the need to break the vicious circle, which is possible to achieve only by calling early elections and reaching a national consensus on strategic political and economic aims. This consensus njould lead to the formation of strong institutions of democracy, further economic reforms and full membership njith the European Union.

  • Issue Year: 9/2002
  • Issue No: 01+04
  • Page Range: 267-287
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian