LATE TRANSITION IN SERBIA AND (IM)POSSIBILITY TO „ENLIGHTEN

ЗАКАСНЕЛА ТРАНЗИЦИЈА У СРБИЈИ И (НЕ)МОГУЋНОСТ „ОПАМЕЋИВАЊА" СРПСКИХ ЕЛИТА
LATE TRANSITION IN SERBIA AND (IM)POSSIBILITY TO „ENLIGHTEN" THE SERBIAN ELITES

Author(s): Gordana Tripković, Milan Tripković
Subject(s): Politics, Criminology, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: transition; elitization; criminalization; integration; Serbia;

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents results of the latest authors' research on elitization, criminalization and late transition of Serbian society. Those issues are considered to be the most important obstacle for modernization and for internal and external integration of Serbian society, in other words, they are treated as a key element of Serbia's isolation and its non-adjustment and conflicts with the rest of the world, as well as with itself. In that context, special attention is given to the definition of Serbian society's disintegrative characteristics, and also to recognizing its integrative potentials. Such orientation set the two directions of the research: on one hand, authors tried to define substantial elements of Serbian elites and to determine their crucial role and biggest responsibility in the processes of (dis)integration of Serbian society in the time of late and accelerated transition; and, on the other hand, authors tried to identify conditions under which the elites could become interested in democratization and stabilization of the society, as well as in the institutionalization of „socially contrived market" (Mancur Olson), which can certainly be considered as the best and most lasting basis of regional association and inclusion in the so called, „wider European integrations".

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 124
  • Page Range: 7-30
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Serbian