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Croatia Country Report


Siniša, Rodin (2000). Croatia Country Report. c2d Working Papers Series 1a, Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA) at the University of Zurich.

Abstract

Popular sovereignty in Croatia can be exercised either by representation, or by direct democracy, i.e. by direct popular involvement in decision making. Following initial overview of legal rules regulating exercise of direct democracy in Croatia, it will be demonstrated that almost complete absence of national referenda over the past eight years of Croatia's independence can be explained by specific political consensus among the President of the Republic, the Parliamentary majority and the Government. I will also present relevant decisions of the Constitutional Court on the point and try to answer to what extent probability of referenda in Croatia depends on institutional balance.

Abstract

Popular sovereignty in Croatia can be exercised either by representation, or by direct democracy, i.e. by direct popular involvement in decision making. Following initial overview of legal rules regulating exercise of direct democracy in Croatia, it will be demonstrated that almost complete absence of national referenda over the past eight years of Croatia's independence can be explained by specific political consensus among the President of the Republic, the Parliamentary majority and the Government. I will also present relevant decisions of the Constitutional Court on the point and try to answer to what extent probability of referenda in Croatia depends on institutional balance.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:Working Paper Series > C2D Working Paper Series
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
340 Law
900 History
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:09 May 2014 12:53
Last Modified:15 Aug 2017 11:38
Series Name:c2d Working Papers Series
Number of Pages:15
ISSN:1662-8152 (E)

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