How Democratic Institutions Emerge
The paper discusses the emergence of democratic institutions. It assumes that institutions can be created if they are compliance-inducing, and tries to answer the question when and why institutions bring about compliance. The paper is divided into two parts. . . .
Moving Conceptual Limits of Civil Disobedience: The Case of Serbia
Based on comparative analysis of dominant contemporary conceptions of civil disobedience, it is concluded that all of them, to a lesser or greater extent, stay within the Rawlsian theoretical matrix, with a quite rigid schematics of conditions requisite for . . .
Lijphart’s Conceptual Map of Democracy: The Case of Serbia
In this paper the author maps the position of Serbia on the scale of consensual/majoritarian democracy, by analysing the period from abandoning of the authoritarian communist regime and reinstatement of democracy beginning in 1990, up to now. For this purpose, . . .
Bring Back the State: New Challenges of Stabilization in the Former Yugoslav Territories
This article examines the political context of new challenges in stabilization in the Former Yugoslav Territories same as breaking the veil of secrecy in the Former Yugoslav Territories. While debates over the dissolution of Yugoslavia have extended into the . . .
Political Myths of Liberalism: Freedom, Power and Inequality
Power and inequality have been established as dominant postulates of liberal political and economic constitution, as the highest values around which its political-economic essence is being constituted. Nevertheless, there are numerous myths which surround . . .
Democratism and Elitism: Fragments on Elites, Democracy and Elitism
The art of government almost always contains premises of competition and imposing and manipulation, and thus of politics as well. Negative and worth(less) type of elites and elitisation most often takes place in the area of direct politics. An aristocracy . . .
Rethinking the Question of Otherness and Democracy in European Philosophy
In this paper the author questions how European philosophy from the Greeks to Modernity and postmodernity encountered the problem of Otherness as the problem of the stranger. Morover, otherness and alterity were for the most part understood as opposed and . . .
The Left or the Right: Old Paradigms and New Governments
Classical paradigms characterize left-oriented governments as being more interventionist in the economy than right-oriented ones. Nevertheless, many factors have influenced economic policy changes in modern parties. The paper first gives a literary review . . .
Phenomenology of Modern Terrorism
This paper focuses on conceptual definition of modern terrorism and scientific problems related to the trajectory (development) of generally acceptable definition of terrorism. In this paper, in addition to the conceptual definitions of terrorism, the author . . .
The Scope and Objective of Treaty-Based Flexibility Arrangements in The Area of European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP)
From the very beginning of its existence, the European Community has been facing the problem of harmonizing the process of integration and heterogeneity. The challenge has been to organize a growing diversity within the Union without jeopardizing the dynamics . . .