Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade
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.
Serbia in the Party Labyrinth
In this paper, the author attempts to determine the nature of the relationship between voters’ social position and value set on the one hand, and the programmatic and pragmatic-political, market position of political parties on the other. The process of stabilizing and strengthening of their mutual relations and the consequent consolidation of the party scene would lead to a way out of the party labyrinth for citizens and political processes.