Radoslav Gaćinović



Institute for Political Studies


Participated in research projects

Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies in Belgrade

Professor of post-graduate studies

Faculty of Law Sinergija, University in Bijeljina


Faculty of Diplomacy and Security in Belgrade


Military College for military-sociological and psychological studies and research in Belgrade

Research Associate

Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb University


Faculty of Law, Belgrade University



Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb University



Military Academy in Belgrade



Radoslav Gaćinović, PhD, is the Principal Research Fellow of the Institute for Political Studies, Chairman of the Institute’s Scientific Board and Editor-in-Chief of the journal: Politika nacionalne bezbednosti (National Security Policy). Author of numerous studies on security and terrorism, notably books: “Terorizam u političkoj i pravnoj teoriji” (Terrorism in Political and Legal Theory) (Medija Centar Odbrana, 2011), “Ugrožavanje kapaciteta bezbednosti države” (Threats to the Security Capacity of State” (Filip Višnjić, 2013), Antiterorizam (Anti-terrorism) (Službeni glasnik, 2015).


European Concept of the Young Bosnia Movement

This paper is also an attempt to light up dimensions of depth of the political, social and economic factors in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the extent they encouraged members of the Young Bosnia movement (Mlada Bosna) to a decisive action. And indeed, to which extent did the assassination result from the social and political circumstances which were prevailing in a country where members of Young Bosnia were born and raised. The Young Bosnia members found their inspiration for the revolutionary action in similar youth organizations formed amongst the unfree nations of Europe since 1831. Through their activities they persistently propagated: the philosophy of nationalism and democratic political doctrines, building of national consciousness, creation of cult of national energy, work on the creation of modern national culture based on believes that national culture cannot be without national society, and national society cannot be without national state.


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 proposes his own definition of terrorism. The author has given special attention to the motives of the perpetrators of modern terrorism, offering his postulate that each type of terrorism is politically motivated. In addition to the analysis of the concept and definition of terrorism, the concepts and definitions of terror and guerrilla are also presented in this paper. Definitions of terrorism given by famous theorists are also critically analyzed, particularly academic and administrative definitions of terrorism, with the emphasis on administrative, or fiat definitions. In the conclusion of the paper the author emphasizes great challenges facing the international security system of today, specifically the problems of preservation of integral security of citizens and protection of citizens from the emerging controlled political violence - terrorism.