Marijana Grbeša and Berto Šalaj on Populism in Croatia

Conclusions of the presentation by docent Marijana Grbeša and professor Berto Šalaj at the symposium TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CROATIAN INDEPENDENCE – WHAT NEXT?  The Faces of Populism in Croatia Populism is a term widely present in the Croatian public discourse; however, in scientific discourse this relevant and current phenomenon is almost completely ignored. Berto Šalaj …

Antonija Petričušić on Minority Policy in Croatia

Docent Antonija Petričušić, PhD, Department of Sociology, Faculty Law of the University of Zagreb and additional member of the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe  A Quarter Century of Croatian Minority Policy: Developments, Current Situation and Recommendations for Improvements The main objective of minority policy should …

Assessment of the State of Local Democracy in Croatia

Slaven Ravlić

After the democratic elections in 1990, local democracy in Croatia evolved through two stages. In the first phase, during the 1990s, a centralist model with limited powers of local government was put in place restricting the development of local democracy and reducing it to a lower, subordinate and narrower form of national representative democracy. During …

GONG Receives Centre Miko Tripalo Award for 2010

Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo awarded its annual Centre Miko Tripalo Award for 2010 on Thursday, 21 April 2011 at the Rectorate of the University of Zagreb. The Award was given to non-governmental organization GONG for its achievements in promoting democracy and political rights of citizens, as well as in contributing to implementation …

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Josip Kregar

Experienced and wise men know that democratic government has its rules and institutions in which we place our trust,  but apart from faith in democratically elected rulers , there must also be a sharpened view of reality, application of rules and the impact of institutions. Democracy needs criticism and challenges. They are necessary for democracy …