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Partijska država: mogućnosti njenog nastanka i razvoja na primeru savremene Srbije
Party State: Possibilities Of Appearance And Development On Example Of Contemporary Serbia

Author(s): Uroš Šuvaković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Political Parties; Partying; Particity; Partycracy; Party State

Summary/Abstract: It is not crucial for existence of a party state if there is a single-party or multi- party political system, but crucial is existence of such a political formation where politi- cal parties take monopolistic position regarding all other social and political subjects in a very wide variety of the total social life, therefore accomplishing a) monopoly on politi- cal representation, b) dominant, almost monopolistic, influence on professional and so- cial promotion of a person, c) dominant, almost monopolistic, influence on creation of public opinion, d) strong influence, regardless proclaimed principle of market economy, on economic-financial subjects and flows. Besides, existence of the ruling ideology ba- sics around which there is a concordance among parties regardless program differences, as well as a significant influence of the police on political life and non-existence of the independent justice characterize party state. All other social subjects become dependant on political parties in some way, including the state whose authorities only formally conduct decisions that have already been made by parties. Membership in a political party is the main quality for social promotion of a person, but the number of political parties' registered members does not exceed 10% of total electoral body. Political proc- ess of partying that goes on in concrete historical conditions in concrete countries is the one that leads to the appearance of a party state. Party state leads to totalitarianism in conditions of single-partying, while in conditions of multi-partying it leads to spoiling of democracy, to essential limitation of civil freedoms and rights, to constituting of oligar- chic power centers inside or in connection with political parties, to a system that would be best characterized as partycratic. It has been created in the Post-Fifth-October Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 663-682
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian