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Original scientific paper


Zvonimir Lauc ; Faculty of Law, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Lauc, Z. (1998). O ustavnoj demokraciji. Politička misao, 35 (3), 137-147. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Lauc, Zvonimir. "O ustavnoj demokraciji." Politička misao, vol. 35, no. 3, 1998, pp. 137-147. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lauc, Zvonimir. "O ustavnoj demokraciji." Politička misao 35, no. 3 (1998): 137-147.
Lauc, Z. (1998). 'O ustavnoj demokraciji', Politička misao, 35(3), pp. 137-147. Available at: (Accessed 24 September 2020)
Lauc Z. O ustavnoj demokraciji. Politička misao [Internet]. 1998 [cited 2020 September 24];35(3):137-147. Available from:
Z. Lauc, "O ustavnoj demokraciji", Politička misao, vol.35, no. 3, pp. 137-147, 1998. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 24 September 2020]

Democracy and constitutional state should understandably be reviewed in the context of a society’s progression in curbing the state. In any community the central issue is the relationship between the people as individuals and as members of a collective, since it is desirable for a collective to be a synergic sum of individuals. Thus it is prudent to search for a corellation between democracy and constitutional state. Democracy is an emanation of freedom, constitutions always a limitation. A state hems in a civil society; within it there is a network of the processes of structuring government from “above”, which is of particular interest in transitional countries that gave up on the ideologised inaugural effect in designing government and adopted “constitutional engineering”: power-sharing, popular sovereignty, representative parliamentarism, promotion of freedoms and basic rights of individuals and citizens. In this, it is imperative to make note of the necessity of structuring societies from “below” by means of the principle of local self-rule.

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