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Serbia Between Electoral Authoritarianism and Consolidated Democracy


Transition from mono-organisational, single-party, ideological and author­itarian regimes into plural, competitive and democratic systems has proven a far more complex and uncertain process, with a far higher social price than the analysts, and especially citizens of the transition countries expected and desired. In this text, starting from different qualitative and quantitative criteria and indicators for “democracy measuring”, the author formulates and argues an assessment that after two decades of transitional roaming, Serbia is just a “deficient”, semi-consolidated democracy, and he suggests the elements of “exit strategy” from the status of democratic deficit.


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PERIODIKA Serbian Political Thought 2/2012 UDC 321.7(497.11) 5-21