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Krsto Cviić ; Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, UK

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (97 KB) str. 79-92 preuzimanja: 236* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Cviić, K. (1996). Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama. Politička misao, 33 (1), 79-92. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Cviić, Krsto. "Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama." Politička misao, vol. 33, br. 1, 1996, str. 79-92. Citirano 29.11.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Cviić, Krsto. "Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama." Politička misao 33, br. 1 (1996): 79-92.
Cviić, K. (1996). 'Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama', Politička misao, 33(1), str. 79-92. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 29.11.2020.)
Cviić K. Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama. Politička misao [Internet]. 1996 [pristupljeno 29.11.2020.];33(1):79-92. Dostupno na:
K. Cviić, "Opozicija u lijevim i desnim diktaturama", Politička misao, vol.33, br. 1, str. 79-92, 1996. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 29.11.2020.]

Based on the experience of former rightist and communist dictatorships in Europe regarding different forms of opposition — both open and hidden within these regimes' structures — the author analyzes the role of the opposition in the process of the sweeping democratic change that has taken the “new democracies” of Central and Eastern Europe in the direction of the state of law and civil society. His conclusion is that in today's Central European countries political multi-party pluralism which includes viable parliamentary opposition was given a smooth start and has since taken root. However, in the countries with only superficial democracy and an obvious “democratic deficit” — for example, Croatia (and Slovakia) — parliamentary opposition plays the second fiddle. The prime movers of the change — and of the democratization as well — are still the ruling parties (not unlike during the communist single-party regimes). Changes occur only when the ruling party or its major fraction opt for them considering them the lesser of two evils, either because they are no longer satisfied with the distribution of power and goods within the existing status quo or because they are aware that it cannot be maintained in its present form. This happened in the Soviet Union, first under Nikita Khruschev and then again under Mihail Gorbachev. Changes, however, when imposed from above get out of hand and backfire against those who have set them off (remember Gorbachev); what emerges is usually a compromise between the vestige of the old and the emerging regime.

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