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Теорија државне суверености Слободана Јовановића
Slobodan Jovanovic’s Theory of State Sovereignty

Author(s): Boris Z. Milosavljević
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Government/Political systems, Politics and Identity
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: state sovereignty; nation; ethnicity; popular sovereignty; state;

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with Slobodan Jovanovic`s theory of state sovereignty. Following the tradition of the general theory of state (Allgemeine Staatslehre), Jovanovic stresses the sovereignty of the state as a person. The sovereignty of a state is the authority and power of the whole over its parts, and hence the state is superior to the sovereignty of any one of its members, bodies or organs. Jovanovic criticizes Rousseau’s theory of popular sovereignty and the theory of natural rights. The aim is to consider specificities of Jovanovic’s theory of sovereignty of a state and his criticism of the theory of sovereignty of people.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 305-320
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian