The Reaches of Democracy

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: Humanity Books
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The author was the last peace-time rector of the Sarajevo University. This, his new book, looks at the causes of the tragic disintegration of Yugoslavia, and describes what might happen next.

Author Biography

Dr. Nenad Kecmanovic is a full professor at the Faculty of Political Science and the head of the Department of Politicology at Belgrade University. He also teaches at universities in Sarajevo and Banjaluka (in Republika Srpska)

Table of Contents

A Word in Advancep. 7
From Democratophilia to the Theoretical Preconditions of Democracyp. 11
An Enthusiasm Not Verified by Evidencep. 11
Democratization of the State and Its Policiesp. 21
Civil Society and Its Actorsp. 23
Rule of Lawp. 26
Sharing of Power, and the Control of Those Who Wield Powerp. 28
Political Pluralism and Forms of Electoral Systemp. 30
Institutionalization of the Public Awareness and Openness: Independence of the Mediap. 33
Between Authoritarian and Democratic Political Culturesp. 37
The Uncertainty of the Catch-up Developmentp. 37
Freedom and/or Equalityp. 42
Inclination to Poetry, Idealism, and Cynicismp. 46
Survival of the Democratic Traditionp. 51
Unlearning, Before Learningp. 58
Brussels as Replacement for Moskvap. 67
Apathy and Reanimationp. 76
Who Will Educate the Educators?p. 83
The Crisis of Legitimization of Democracyp. 92
A Halt, or the end, of Democratization in the Western Balkansp. 105
Interests of Great Powersp. 105
Renewal of Ancient Hatredsp. 112
Advantages Turned into Disadvantagesp. 121
Bolsheviks Leading the Transitionp. 129
The Clash of Seven Civilizationsp. 143
Serbian Authoritarian Heritagep. 148
Nations Reawakenedp. 159
Democracy as a Solventp. 167
Balkanese Democratic Blind Alleyp. 177
Notesp. 195
About the Authorp. 215
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