The Understanding of Internal Freedom in the Work of Vladimir Jovanovic Cover Image

Схватање унутрашње слободе у делу Владимира Јовановића
The Understanding of Internal Freedom in the Work of Vladimir Jovanovic

Author(s): Predrag R. Terzić
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Political Theory, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, Social development
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: Vladimir Jovanovic; freedom; inner freedom; liberalism; Serbian liberalism; Serbian liberals;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we analyze the internal matters of freedom and liberty within the state borders. Personal freedom is, for Vladimir Jovanovic, the main man’s natural right. Jovanovic, however, is wrong when he says individual freedom can not restrict the freedom of any other member of society. Freedom is the foundation of well-ordered society and the state, the momentum of economic activity and scientific discovery, but freedom can not ensure that social development itself is true. Every government should be limited by the law. For Jovanovic, the law is the same as justice. Not making law inconsistent with the principle of justice, he proposes the following liberal institutional mechanisms: freedom of speech and public control, universal suffrage, freedom of the press and the responsibility of those who execute the law. In terms of form of government, Vladimir advocated a form that is based on the principle of freedom and results from the freely expressed will of the people, whether it is republic or a constitutional monarchy. The vertical structure of power in such a state should be based on broad types of decentralization. Vladimir Jovanovic promoted the necessity of the realization of free economic activity. In the market competition ones receive and others lose. In doing so, the task of government is not only a change in legislation to improve the position of workers, but also social policy measures to help vulnerable.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 447-463
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian