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Original scientific paper

Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation

Goran Čular   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9423-7724 ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Čular, G. (2000). Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation. Politička misao, 37 (5), 30-46. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737
MLA 8th Edition
Čular, Goran. "Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation." Politička misao, vol. 37, no. 5, 2000, pp. 30-46. https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Čular, Goran. "Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation." Politička misao 37, no. 5 (2000): 30-46. https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737
Harvard
Čular, G. (2000). 'Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation', Politička misao, 37(5), pp. 30-46. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737 (Accessed 23 February 2020)
Vancouver
Čular G. Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation. Politička misao [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2020 February 23];37(5):30-46. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737
IEEE
G. Čular, "Political Development in Croatia 1990-2000: Fast Transition – Postponed Consolidation", Politička misao, vol.37, no. 5, pp. 30-46, 2000. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737. [Accessed: 23 February 2020]

Abstracts
Regardless of our evaluation of the results and quality of the transition in Croatia, it seems justified to take 1995 as the year when the transition was over. Until then the main democratic institutions were formally crafted and established and the new regime was something quite different from the socialist rule. The new regime emerged as the result of institutionalization of the HDZ movement into political regime, with two distinct characteristics: a) in terms of substance, the regime was an authoritarian regime; b) the regime acquired its legitimacy through reasonably free and fair democratic procedures. Such an authoritarian democracy (in contrast to authoritarian dictatorship) precluded democratic consolidation (either in terms of quality or in terms of duration) almost by definition, which can be additionally shown at the constitutional, behavioural and attitudinal level. Nevertheless, the January elections opened the space for the Croatian democracy to consolidate. Whether consolidation will be successfully crafted is still not clear.

Hrčak ID: 26737

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/26737

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