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Jugoslovanski federalizem in ustavni zakon leta 1953
Yugoslav Federalism and the 1953 Constitutional Law

Author(s): Mateja Režek
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Political history, Government/Political systems, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Inter-Ethnic Relations, Politics and Identity
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Yugoslavia; federalism; Constitutional law; 1953; nationality; identity; rights of individual nationalities;

Summary/Abstract: On the basis of archive sources and professional literature, the author deals with the 1953 Constitutional Law from the viewpoint of Yugoslav federalism and the national question. Special attention is dedicated to the abolition of the Council of Nationalities, as an independent chamber in the Federal Assembly, and the introduction, in its stead, of the Producers' Council which was class rather than nationality based. The author concludes that the Constitutional Law drastically limited the rights of individual nationalities and federal units, which had been, at least formally, guaranteed by the 1946 Constitution.

  • Issue Year: 38/1998
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 151-160
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Slovenian