Protection of National Interests of Republic of Serbia in Process of the International Integrations Cover Image

Заштита националних интереса Pепублике Cрбије у процесу међународних интеграција
Protection of National Interests of Republic of Serbia in Process of the International Integrations

Author(s): Saša Mijalković, Željko Nikač
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: politics; national interests; national values; national security; international integrations; Republic of Serbia;

Summary/Abstract: The realization and the protection of national interest is, traditionaly, linked with the state of national security; national Security implies unobstructed achieving, enjoying and developing of nacional values and certainty of realizing national interests, absence of threats to national values and interests, as well as absence of fear that they will be endangered. Capability of state to regularly determine and efficiently realize national interests, depends on the level of security of society, state and international community. The policy of carrying out national interests is complicated because it is “stretched” between real national needs, social interests, political and informal (interest and lobbying) groups, national power, the state of national and international security, national and international right, foreign policy of other states and political international organizations. As well as to propagation of national interests, statesmen are not always objective, and often changes in regime in countries in transition sometimes require drastically change in agenda of national interests. Eventually, contra positive attitudes in terms of declaring and the manner of achieving national interests can encourage conflicts of national and international proportions, especially in societies with undeveloped tolerance, security and political culture, in which the continuity in leading national politics does not exist. In such turbulent circumstances it is not that simple to define and achieve national priorities, and with that ensure national security. That is the situation with the Republic of Serbia too, which is a country in transsition and in the process of international integrations.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 273-299
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian