Marija Đorić



Institute for Political Studies



Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty for European Law and Politics Studies in Novi Sad


Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University



Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University



Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University



Marija Đorić, PhD, is the Research Associate of the Institute for Political Studies. Author of several papers in the field of security, with particular focus on political violence, ideological extremism and violence in sports. Author of the books: “Huliganizam: ekstremizam, nasilje i sport” (Hooliganism: Extremism, Violence and Sports) (Nauka i društvo Srbije, 2012), “Ekstremna desnica: međunarodni aspekti desničarskog ekstremizma“ (Extreme Right: International Aspects of Right-Wing Extremism) (Nauka i društvo Srbije, 2014), “Ekstremna levica: ideološki aspekti levičarskog ekstremizma” (Extreme Left: Ideological Aspects of Left-Wing Extremism) (Institute for Political Studies, 2016). Member of international scientific associations ISA, IPRA, CEEISA, RISA.


On Violence and Nonviolence in Political Theory: Some Conceptual Dilemmas

The aim of this paper is to analyse the relation between the concepts of violence and nonviolence in the political theory. How these two concepts are correlated? Where is the dividing line between violence and nonviolence? By analysing some theoretical presuppositions of violence and nonviolence the author seeks to contribute to the scope of the political theory. Rather than presenting an anthology of different definitions of the violence and nonviolence, the intention of this article is to analyse different definitional criteria proposed by social scientists. In this regard, it will be first analysed the concept of violence in political theory. The analysis will be focused on the correlation between violence and power, force and aggression, as well as on the typologies of violence. Then, it will be analysed the concept of nonviolence and its relation with the concept of violence. The author concludes that violence and nonviolence are intertwined within the human society and thus create a dialectic circle.


Mihailo Marković on Conservatism

This paper focuses on an analysis of political and scientific reflections by academic Mihailo Marković, with special review of the links existing between ideology and science. Unlike ideology, whose scope is limited in terms of value and science, Mihailo Marković regards philosophy as a science open to all humankind. A prominent place in Marković’s research belonged to the conservative ideology and in this context, distinction was made between the conservative spirit in its broader sense, manifested in its views on art, creation and all other segments of life and conservatism as an ideological and political position. The aim of this paper is to explore Mihailo Marković's approach to the value system proposed by conservative ideology, leading to the author’s conclusion that Marković had an objectively critical approach in his analysis of conservatism. Marković discovered a humanistic alternative to all forms of conservatism, proposing radical democratic socialism as a appropriate substitute model.


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 of parties’ orientation towards intervention in the economy. Secondly, a comparative analysis of economic policies is done for selected developed economies, combining the governments’ left-right composition with trends in their economic freedom. Finally, the paper summarizes main similarities and differences between left and right governments as to economic interventionism. The aim of the paper is to show how different economic policies with regard to market restrictiveness should change traditional perceptions of ideological inclination to economic interventionism. Our findings underscore the need for building a new ‘economic ideology’ map, as complement to traditional party classifications.