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Original scientific paper


Zvonko Posavec ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Posavec, Z. (1998). Zakazivanje demokracije. Politička misao, 35 (1), 45-53. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Posavec, Zvonko. "Zakazivanje demokracije." Politička misao, vol. 35, no. 1, 1998, pp. 45-53. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Posavec, Zvonko. "Zakazivanje demokracije." Politička misao 35, no. 1 (1998): 45-53.
Posavec, Z. (1998). 'Zakazivanje demokracije', Politička misao, 35(1), pp. 45-53. Available at: (Accessed 22 September 2020)
Posavec Z. Zakazivanje demokracije. Politička misao [Internet]. 1998 [cited 2020 September 22];35(1):45-53. Available from:
Z. Posavec, "Zakazivanje demokracije", Politička misao, vol.35, no. 1, pp. 45-53, 1998. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 22 September 2020]

The author critically analyses Plessner's views on the lack of a clear idea of the state in German tradition as well as the consequences of that for its development in the 20th century. The author claims that it is not so much a question of the non-existence of the idea of the state as of the non-existence of a democratic social stratum that would have prevented the authoritarian and later totalitarian developments. He also rejects the interpretation of history as meaningful, goal-oriented processes, since they presuppose a philosophical knowledge about the goals and purposes of an inimitable historical development, the assumption which today cannot be methodologically vindicated by any historian.

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